Sustainable Development
Hong Kong’s first locally-assembled aircraft lets inspiration fly

After seven years’ of dedication and hard work, Hong Kong’s first locally-assembled aircraft, built by Cathay Pacific pilot Hank Cheng, is now taking shape and will be ready for its first test flight by the end of this year.


On 27 May, a naming ceremony for the RV-8 aircraft was held at HAECO. A number of guests of honour were present at the occasion, including (from left) Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, SBS, JP, Secretary for Education, for the Hong Kong Government, Mr Norman Lo, JP, Director-General of Civil Aviation, Captain Hank Cheng, Sister Margaret, Principal of St. Paul’s Convent School, and Ronald Lam, Director & General Manager, Hong Kong Operations, HAECO Hong Kong. Also in attendance were teachers, alumni, and students of St. Paul’s Convent School, who have participated in the project.


The guests of honour joined Hank in unveiling the new aircraft, which has been named 'Inspiration'. Hank hopes the project will give younger generations the inspiration and courage to realise their dreams.