The Aviation Challenge 2

The aviation sector in Singapore is seeing rapid growth. While Singapore strives to become the leader in global aviation, acquiring skilled manpower for daily operations is becoming increasingly challenging. Labour-intensive areas such as ground-handling operations at Changi Airport are especially affected. In particular, the build-up and breakdown of cargo pallets is a highly laborious process. With the aim of automating this process, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) setup and funded Aviation Challenge 2.

TUM CREATE is one of the three teams funded to build a proof of concept demonstrator to meet the challenge. We have successfully developed a high ” Technology Readiness Level” system combining sensor based robot technology, novel mechatronics and advanced control that automates the build up and break down of aviation cargo.


A research project funded by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore under the Aviation Challenge 2.