Team Msia on Mars, University Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology, Malaysia

The Fly Your Ideas 2011 finalist team, selected for their idea to use biodegradable materials from Kapok tree fibres for aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation blankets used for aircraft cabins.

Wan Nor Hami Bin Wan Isa

Fly Your Ideas is a great competition which challenges students to produce the greatest new ideas in the aviation industry. I was in the second year of Engineering Technology in Business Management when I formed a team with some of my friends. 

I really enjoyed the second round of the competition because we needed to produce a short video of our project. The most memorable experience for me was when we qualified for the final round and I visited Paris for the first time in my life. 

The final presentation was the most challenging because we had to present our project in front of the expert Jury and it was really tough for us. 

The experience that I gained from Fly Your Ideas has been very useful for my studies as it has helped me a lot in terms of managing my final year project. I applied all the knowledge that I had gained from the competition to complete my research project.

I have one short term and one long term plan for the future. In the short term, I want to complete my studies and conduct an internship with Airbus. And in the long term, I would like to work with Airbus and contribute to the wellbeing of the environment and the global community. 

For students taking part in this competition now I would say that this is a real chance to challenge, yourself, know on which level you are and do something for the environment. You will learn a lot from this competition. 

See behind the scenes at the Fly Your Ideas final in the 2009 and 2011 highlights.