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COMAC holds 2nd Science & Technology Conference

Adhering to innovation-driven efforts, strengthening scientific & technological guidance, and striving to write new chapter in trunk liner career in new era

Last Updated (Beijing Time):2017-11-02   Source:News Center of COMAC
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Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) held the 2nd Science & Technology Conference themed with "technology leads the development, and innovation creates the future" on November 2nd, 2017, to further study and implement the spirits of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on strengthening scientific and technological innovation in the new era, sum up the company's scientific and technological work in the past three years, commend the advanced, and discuss and deploy the work of science and technology development in next stage.

Mr. He Dongfeng, Chairman and Secretary of the Party Committee of COMAC, and Mr. Yang Shuanchang, Deputy Director General of Department of Equipment Industry of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), attended the conference and made speeches. Relevant leaders of Bureau of General Affairs of State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration (SASAC), Mr. Huang Ou, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, and Mr. Gan Pin, Deputy Director of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, attended the conference and made instructions. Mr. Liu Linzong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Vice President of COMAC, Mr. Shi Jianzhong, Mr. Wu Guanghui and Mr. Zhao Yuerang, Members of the Party Committee and Vice Presidents of COMAC, and Mr. Zhao Jiufang, Member of the Party Committee and Secretary of Commission for Discipline Inspection of COMAC, attended the conference.

Mr. He Dongfeng emphasized in his speech entitled Adhering to Innovation-Driven Efforts, Strengthening Scientific & Technological Guidance, and Striving to Write New Chapter in Trunk Liner Career in New Era that COMAC would further study and implement the spirits of the 19th CPC National Congress and enhance the sense of mission, the sense of responsibility, and the sense of urgency in science and technology innovation. The report to the 19th CPC National Congress referred to technology for 17 times and innovation for 59 times, and fully affirmed the major advances of China made in science and technology, including the test flight of the airliner C919. The report further clarified the core position of innovation in national development, fully deployed the key tasks of strengthening scientific and technological innovation in the new era, established new coordinates and indicated new direction for us to strengthen scientific and technological innovation. We should learn to make practical sense, grasp every point to understand deeply, and implement the spirits in work and actions earnestly.

As for the company's work of science and technology development in next stage, Mr. He Dongfeng emphasized that COMAC should further study and implement the spirits of the 19th CPC National Congress; be guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era; unswervingly adhere to the strategic basis of independent innovation; strive to develop world-class products, build world-class brands, construct a world-class enterprise, and obtain world-class capabilities; build the large commercial aircraft program into a landmark project for the national reform and opening-up campaign in the new era and for building China into an innovative country and a manufacturer of quality; build COMAC into a world-class aviation company; and strive to write a new chapter in trunk liner career in the new era. First, COMAC should grasp the way, direction and focal point of civil aircraft technical innovation in the new situation to aim at key and core technologies, aim at knotty problems, aim at the synergy of design philosophy and verification capability, aim at the frontier of civil aircraft technology, aim at the future pattern of industry competition and cross-border technology integration, and aim at basic science. Second, COMAC should adhere to the thinking of systems engineering, construct a civil aircraft technical system centering on product realization process and whole life cycle, improve technical management system, enhance independent innovation ability, pay special attention to innovation base, build an innovation platform, and comprehensively advance opening up and cooperation. Third, COMAC should build systems and mechanisms which are favorable for the full release of innovation wisdom and the emerging of innovation power, optimize the allocation of resources, improve the evaluation mechanism, clear the channel for technology development, and stimulate the vigor of talents. Fourth, COMAC should create a cultural atmosphere of encouraging innovation, pursuing excellence, being brave to compete and tolerating exploratory failures, make it be the conscious behavior of technicians to understand technology throughly and have the courage to go beyond themselves, and make it be the incumbent responsibility and unremitting pursuit for defending their honors.

Mr. Yang Shuanchang congratulated COMAC on C919 program being written in the report to the 19th CPC National Congress as a major advance in science and technology, and fully recognized the achievements made by COMAC in the research and development of aircraft programs as well as scientific and technical innovation. He emphasized that we should make practical sense of the spirits of the 19th CPC National Congress, be guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, further study and implement the spirits of major instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping on trunk liner career, make up our mind, bear in mind the glorious mission, and be brave to overcome difficulties in aircraft programs; and should center on the basic requirements of safety, economical efficiency, comfortability and environment protection of civil aircraft, hold the development concept of "Safety Aviation, Digital Aviation and Green Aviation", implement the requirements of the strategy of "Made in China 2025" and the Mid- and Long-Term Development Plan for the Civil Aviation Industry (2013-2020), be oriented towards the progress of aviation science and technology, the development of aviation products, and the development of aviation industry, adhere to overall planning, self-reliance, integrated development, open cooperation, and institutional innovation, strive to lay a solid foundation and strengthen the core technical capabilities, strive to break through bottlenecks and solve shortcomings in the development of products, and strive to improve the independent research and development systems and enhance the sustainable development capability. Science and technology workers should dive into scientific research, insist on the principle of taking people as the center, adhere to paying real attention and doing solid work, guarantee the development of aircraft programs, and support company development, industry development and economic development. He expressed that MIIT would continue to work with COMAC to make its due contribution to "developing our own trunk liner".

Mr. Liu Linzong read out the decision on commending the second batch of outstanding scientific and technological workers and the Progress Prize in Science and Technology of COMAC at the conference. Mr. Wu Guanghui made a report on scientific and technological work entitled Making Independent Innovation, Tackling Key Research Topics, and Making Arduous Efforts for Early Achieving Objective of "Two Builds"; comprehensively reviewed the company's scientific and technological work in the past three years from the aspects of constructing civil aircraft technology system, deepening technical innovation system, solving key technical problems, carrying out major pre-research programs, strengthening basic capacity building, planning test verification capability building, establishing the mechanism for the transformation of pre-research results, arming a second screen, and building a team of high-quality scientific research talents; systematically analyzed the current situation of the company's scientific and technological work; and clarified the overall requirements, key tasks and work measures for the scientific and technological work in the next stage.

In the communication session of the conference, Mr. Zhong Kelin, representative of the second batch of outstanding scientific and technological workers of COMAC and member of ARJ21 Chengdu demonstration operation technical support team, shared the experience in continuous design optimization during demonstration operation. Mr. You Liyan, representative of C919 program team and Deputy Chief Engineer of COMAC Flight Test Center, shared the experience in flight test technology innovation during the first flight of C919. Mr. Liu Chuanjun, representative of composite wing program and Deputy Chief Designer of Beijing Aeronautical Science & Technology Research Institute (BASTRI), shared the experience in the organization innovation and technical innovation of the composite wing program team. Mr. Ren He, winner representative of The Red Dot Award for Design Concept and Deputy Chief Engineer of Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Co., Ltd. (SACSC), made a report on the industrial design capacity building, the industrial designs of three aircraft programs, and the works winning Red Dot Award. Mr. Lu Qing, Deputy Managing Director of State Key Laboratory of Commercial Aircraft Simulation Flight, shared the experience of the laboratory in solving problems of aircraft test, striving to create an innovative platform for advanced technologies, a validation platform for grasping the requirements, and a basic platform for grasping the technology. Mdm Jiang Liping, Director of National Engineering and Research Center for Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing and Chief Engineer of Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (SAMC), shared the experience from the aspects of solidifying technological base, improving technical system, applying the achievements in scientific research, and building an open service platform, and put forward the thinking about the work in the next stage in combination with the new development trend of science and technology.

Relevant leaders of MIIT, SASAC, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, and Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, operation directors, primary specialty chief officers and members of Standing Committee of Science and Technology Committee (STC) of COMAC, leaders and cadres above vice-office level of each department of COMAC headquarters, leaders and senior officers in charge of technology and type of each unit, type chief engineers, specialty chief officers, leaders of relevant departments, technological backbones, and all the staff of the Science and Technology Management Department attended the conference.

 

Mr. He Dongfeng made a speech at the conference on November 2nd, 2017.

 

Mr. Yang Shuanchang made a speech on November 2nd, 2017.

 

Mr. Liu Linzong read out the commendation decision on November 2nd, 2017.

 

Mr. Wu Guanghui made a report on the company's scientific and technological work on November 2nd, 2017.

 

A group photo of representatives of outstanding scientific and technological workers taken on November 2nd, 2017.

 

A group photo of representatives of Progress Prize in Science and Technology taken on November 2nd, 2017.

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