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Dr Tommy Cheung

Senior Lecturer, Aviation


Tommy Cheung is a senior lecturer at the Department of Aviation in the School of Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology. His research concerns the development of global aviation network and identification of new air service routes. Current interests include the measurement of global airport connectivity index, competition in multi-airport region, and blockchain applications for different areas of passenger journey in air travels. Tommy earned his PhD in Computer Engineering at The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Piror to joining Swinburne, he was a lecturer and an assistant professor at the Department of Supply Chain and Information Management in the Hang Seng Univeristy of Hong Kong between January, 2014 and June, 2018. During the period between October, 2015 and January, 2019, he held a concurrent post as a Senior System Architect of a Hong Kong Government funded software development project in the same Department. After the PhD, he had also held an academic position at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Hong Kong Universiy of Science and Technology for a few years, before adventuring into an advanced manufacturing business in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. For more than 12 years, his company provided design, prototype, contract manufacturing and volume production to major retailers and brand owners in US, Europe and Australia. He has years of experiences in business analytics, engineering management, and supply chain management.

Research interests

Airline Operations; Aviation Policy; Aviation Strategy

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Airport Self-Connectivity Potential: Airport connectivity can be evaluated in terms of how capable an airport is at providing potential flight connections beyond its direct flight destinations. This project aims to measure airport self-connection potentials and how airports and airlines can exploit these measures for self-connecting market. 

Fields of Research

  • Air Transportation And Freight Services - 350901
  • Applied Statistics - 490501

Teaching areas

Aviation Strategy


Also published as: Cheung, Tommy; Cheung, T.; Cheung, King Yin; Cheung, K.; Cheung, King-Yin; Cheung, T. K. Y.; Cheung, Tommy K. Y.; Cheung, Tommy King Yin; Cheung, Tommy King-Yin
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Regional AAM Surrogate Trial (RAST) *; TEXTRONE SYSTEM AUSTRALIA FUND SCHEME

* Chief Investigator

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