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COMAC leaders celebrate the Spring Festival with representatives of overseas experts

Last Updated (Beijing Time):2018-02-24   Source:News Center of COMAC
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A group photo taken on February 24th, 2018.


Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) sent Spring Festival greetings to overseas experts of COMAC on February 24th, 2018. COMAC leaders celebrated the Spring Festival with more than 40 foreign experts, overseas talents and some family members. Mr. He Dongfeng, Chairman of COMAC, attended the activity and made a speech. Mr. Liu Linzong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Vice President of COMAC, presided over the activity.

Mr. He Dongfeng sent festival greetings to COMAC foreign experts, overseas talents and their family members. He expressed that he was pleased to see that over the past few years, more and more aviation talents from all over the world had integrated into the big family of COMAC to make joint efforts for the trunk liner career, and pay wisdom and sweat for the aircraft development, professional ability and program management of the company, which indicated that the trunk liner career had brought together the forces of the world. 2018 has been the first year for the company to strive to achieve the goals of "Three Ones" and implement the overall arrangement of "Three Steps", and also the 10th anniversary of the establishment of company. The ability of the talents has been improved continuously with more and more tacit understanding. He hoped that the overseas talents would focus on the new goals and work together to open a new chapter in trunk liner career.

Mr. Liu Linzong expressed when presiding over the activity that it was a traditional event for COMAC to celebrate the Spring Festival with overseas experts, wished everyone a healthy and happy life, a successful business, a happy family and a prosperous career in the new year, and hoped that everyone would strive toward a new era and new goals.

The company leaders exchanged work and life experiences, talked about the Spring Festival, and exchanged greetings with overseas experts and some family members in a breeziness atmosphere. Mr. Barry, a US expert, has been active in the front line of trunk liner manufacturing, and has won 2017 Special Contribution Award for Batch Production and Acceleration of COMAC just before the Spring Festival. He was fortunate to attend the Spring Festival Symposium of Foreign Experts of the State Council and meet with Premier Li Keqiang. Mr. Barry often worked overtime with the program team over the past year. "With respect to the batch production of ARJ21 aircraft, we have overcome many difficulties and made significant progress. In 2018, I will make greater efforts to improve efficiency", he said.

Mr. Ding Wei, a British expert, has been committed to design optimization. With the efforts of the team he led, a breakthrough was made in tackling key problems in optimization test of civil aircraft in 2017, ensuring the smooth operation. He said: "I'm proud of participating in the trunk liner career, working hard with everyone, and sharing the joy of success, and I have gained a sense of gain."

Mr. Barratt, a Canadian expert in avionics system integration, has participated in both C919 and CR929 programs. He said: "The new year is arriving and is full of positive energy. I will join hands with everyone and make contribution to the development of the programs."

"I have met a group of overseas experts who remain true to their original aspiration and tackle key research topics, got to know a group of young people who have dreams and dare to think and do, and witnessed COMAC workers who forge ahead by adhering to the principle of 'Four Long-Terms'." said Mr. Yang Zhigang, Chief Engineer of Beijing Aeronautical Science and Technology Research Institute (BASTRI), who joined COMAC last June. He found that there are a lot of meaningful work worth doing based on advanced research of product and establishment of the "intersection" of innovative technologies and next-generation commercial aircraft.

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