Mr. Wu Guanghui, born in February 1960 in Wuhan of Hubei Province, holds a Doctorate Degree and a technical title of Researcher. He started working in September 1977, and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in September 1985. He graduated from Nanjing Aeronautical Institute majoring in aircraft design with a Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering in 1982; and from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics majoring in aircraft design with a Doctorate Degree of Engineering in 2008.
Mr. Wu joined No. 603 Research Institute in 1982, serving successively as Designer, Deputy Director and Director of General Design Research Lab, Director of Civil Aircraft General Design Research Lab, Director, Deputy Chief Designer, Superintendent Assistant and Deputy Superintendent of Civil Aircraft General Subsection, and Vice President of the First Aircraft Design Research Institute of AVIC I. Since 2006, while at First Aircraft Design and Research Institute, he has served successively as President, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Chief Designer of 998 Project, Chief Designer of ARJ21, General Director of On-site Command Department of 998 Project and General Director of Research Site of Large Transport Aircraft. He was appointed as Vice President of COMAC, Member of the Party Committee of COMAC and Chief Designer of C919 program in March 2008.
He won the First Prize of Science and Technology for National Defense in an aircraft project, First-class Merit of AVIC I in the first flight of a key aircraft model, Individual First-class Merit of Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND), the First Prize of Science and Technology by AVIC I for Aircraft-carried Conversion in one key project, the First Prize of Science and Technology in PLA Army, and the Prize for Outstanding Achievement of Dedication in Aviation to Serve the Motherland given by AVIC I. He also received the titles of Model Worker of AVIC I and National Committee of Chinese Defense Posts and Telecommunications Labor Union, Model Worker of Science, Technology and Industry System for National Defense by National Ministry of Personnel and Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, Young and Middle-aged Specialist with Outstanding Contributions for Science, Technology and Industry of National Defense, and Young and Middle-aged Specialist with Outstanding Contributions in Shaanxi Province. He was awarded the Prize for Outstanding Contributions in High-tech Project by the CPC Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission and won a gold medal in 2007. He received the Special Government Allowance awarded by the State Council. He was awarded with Special National Prize for Process in Science and Technology in 2011, and occupied the No. 1 position.
Delegate of the 17th National Congress of the CPC, and Member of the 11th and 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).