Site of the activity.
On the occasion of arrival of the Lantern Festival, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) sent Lantern Festival greetings to overseas experts of COMAC on February 10th, 2017. COMAC leaders celebrated the Lantern Festival with more than 30 foreign experts, overseas talents and some family members. Mr. Jin Zhuanglong, Chairman of COMAC, and Mr. He Dongfeng, President of COMAC, attended the activity and made speeches. Mr. Liu Linzong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Vice President of COMAC, presided over the activity.
Mr. Jin Zhuanglong sent festival greetings to COMAC foreign experts, overseas talents and their family members. He expressed that since the establishment of the company, the experts have worked together with the cadres and workers of COMAC with a high sense of responsibility to insist on scientific and truth-seeking principle, tackle key research topics and overcome difficult problems, which vigorously promotes the research and development of aircraft programs as well as the development and construction of COMAC, and reflects the thinking for innovation, the spirit for enterprising, and the courage for creation of the foreign experts and overseas talents. "This is the 9th year for COMAC since its establishment, and is also the year in which the 19th National Congress of Communist Party of China will be held. The first flight of C919 aircraft is scheduled this year, which has great significance and receives much concern," he said. He hoped that in the new year, the experts, cadres and workers could renew the profound friendship, create a brilliant career and work together to make contributions to the development of the world civil aircraft industry.
Mr. He Dongfeng, in his speech, wished everybody to be happy and healthy, go well with their work, and have a happy family and a flourishing career; and wished C919 aircraft to achieve first flight successfully, ARJ21 aircraft to have more products delivered, and Sino-Russian long-range widebody aircraft to create a new situation.
During the activity, Mr. Jin Zhuanglong and Mr. He Dongfeng gave a thank-you note and presented an album for year of the Rooster to each representative of overseas experts. Company leaders and foreign experts talked about work and life in a relaxed and lively atmosphere, and sang songs to express wishes.
Mr. Pugachev, a foreign expert from Ukraine, is now engaging in flight test at the Overall Aerodynamics Department of Shanghai Aircraft Design & Research Institute (SADRI), and he has been working and living in China for a whole year. "Although I don't understand Chinese, I feel very comfortable living in Shanghai, and people here are very friendly. While working in a Chinese company, I have never felt myself like a foreigner," he said. Mr. Pugachev expressed that as an expert in flight test, he would work together with other team members with a high sense of responsibility to guarantee the security and progress of the first flight and all subsequent flight tests of C919 aircraft.
Mr. Martin is a senior expert in tooling at Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (SAMC). He treasured his job in COMAC, and said frankly that the 18 months working here was a great experience.
"It is known that C919 aircraft is going to fly into the blue sky in this year, and to my knowledge, Rooster is the only animal having wings among the 12 symbolic animals," said Mr. Patrick Power, a foreign expert specially hired by the Airworthiness Administration Safety Department of COMAC Headquarters. He wished C919 aircraft to achieve first flight successfully in the year of the Rooster.
Head of the Human Resource Department of COMAC Headquarters, secretaries of the Party Committee and heads of the Human Resource Department of subordinate units attended the activity.
Mr. Jin Zhuanglong communicated with the overseas experts on February 10th, 2017.
Mr. He Dongfeng communicated with the overseas experts on February 10th, 2017.
Mr. Liu Linzong communicated with the overseas experts on February 10th, 2017.
A group photo taken on February 10th, 2017.