SAE 2014 Aviation Technology Forum

June 10-11, 2014

Shanghai, China

Sheraton Shanghai PuDong Hotel & Residences


Special Thanks

Richard Greaves Richard Greaves
Richard Greaves is Chief Technology Officer of the Meggitt group of companies. He joined the Meggit group with the takeover of his company Vibro-Meter, and has served as the Chief Executive of both the Aerospace Systems Division and the more recently-formed Sensing Systems Division. From a background in the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Winfrith, Dr Greaves was instrumental in the development of piezoelectric transducers and other kinds of sensors used in condition monitoring systems for complex equipment such as aero-engines; these are now finding application across a range of business and industry in monitoring diverse high-value assets. He was elected as a Fellow of the US-headquartered Society of Automotive Engineers in 2010 and is serving on the board of SAE International.

Welcome Speech

Gary Schkade Gary S. Schkade
General Manager, China
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific
SAE International

Mr. Schkade is the General Manager of SAE's operations in China. In early 2012, he launched SAE's newly formed wholly owned foreign enterprise in Shanghai. Since 2004, he has lead SAE's operations and business development in the overall Asia-Pacific region. Prior to his current assignment, he has also been responsible for advancing SAE International's special initiatives in Mobility Electronics.

Before SAE International, Mr. Schkade was with General Motors, starting in 1980 at the GM Research Laboratories working in Advanced Powertrains and then Chassis Systems. He became a Section Head in Systems Engineering. Subsequent positions included Engineering Group Manager with the GM Truck Group followed by Resident Manager for Truck Product Development at the GM Proving Grounds in Arizona in the United States.

Mr. Schkade has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Speaker Biographies

Anton Walsdorf Anton Walsdorf
Dr. Anton Walsdorf graduated from the Technical University in Munich in 1995, where he studied aeronautics / astronautics engineering as well as flight guidance and control theories. At the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich he performed research in the field of human factors, information system architectures and cognitive cockpit assistance systems. He received his PhD in 2001 for his works in modelling pilots knowledge based behaviour. From that time on, Dr. Anton Walsdorf held various positions in industry as system engineer, project manager, and business development manager in the fields of avionics, manned and unmanned aircraft, civil and military aviation, general and commercial air transport, air-ground infrastructures and air traffic management. Since 2003, he has been involved in the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management (ATM) Research program (SESAR) and has performed close coordination with the U.S. FAA NextGen program. Dr. Anton Walsdorf joint Airbus Strategy & Future Programs directorate in 2010. As Business Development Manager for ATM, he launched several contracts and initiatives in the field of ATM research & technology. As International Cooperation Manager, he is now in charge of developing and launching cooperation in these areas worldwide."

Dong Yang Wu Dong Yang Wu
Dr. Dong Yang Wu is a Technical Fellow (TF) of The Boeing Company in the area of chemistry, materials and processes since 2010. She is currently the Vice President of Boeing Research & Technology-China. Prior to this appointment, she was the Manager of the Melbourne Technology Centre and the Chief Scientist of Boeing Research and Technology-Australia from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining the Boeing Company, Dong Yang has spent 17 years working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) of Australia as a leading scientist and Leader of the Sustainable Polymeric Materials Organization involving in research and commercialization of new technologies in Australia and globally.

Dong Yang was part of the team which received a Boeing Special Invention Award in 2010 for successful development and commercialization of a surface reactivation technology for Boeing. She has also obtained other awards such as 1998 Australia Technology Award (The Judging Panel Highly Commends) for the development and successful commercialization of a novel surface treatment for the automotive and building industries, and CSIRO Divisional Award for "Service from Science" in 2003, and a "Leadership" Award in 2004 etc.

Dong Yang obtained a Ph.D degree and a Master degree in Physical Chemistry from University of Haute Alsace (France) in 1991 and 1988 respectively, and a Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Sun Yat-Sen University (China) in 1986. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia.

Brad Perrett Brad Perrett
Bradley Perrett has been the Asia-Pacific bureau chief of Aviation Week since 2006, based in Beijing. He previously worked for Reuters for 14 years, mostly as a macroeconomics, politics and aerospace reporter, in Canberra, Singapore, London and Beijing. He is an Australian and holds a bachelor's degree in law from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Joe Reyes Joe Reyes
Joe Reyes is currently employed with Honeywell, as the Sr Technical Manager for International Certification and is temporarily located in Brno, Czech Republic. His management assignments include Technical Manager with the Embraer Applications team, Operations Excellence Sr Technical Manager with the FMS team, and now as the Sr Technical Manager International Certification with Honeywell Product Integrity department, covering China, the Czech Republic, and India. In his current position, Joe is responsible for expanding the role of the Product Integrity team hosted within the Honeywell Technical Solutions (HTS) entity.

John Dalton John Dalton
John C. Dalton, Technical Fellow for the Boeing Company in Airplane Safety Engineering, was honored with the SAE International Arch T. Colwell Cooperative Engineering Medal during the SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition, held in Montreal, Canada. Mr. Dalton has more than 40 years of engineering, safety analysis and management experience in airplane design and maintenance. In his present assignment, he functions as the Technical Fellow in airplane safety, charged with helping the company to resolve safety issues which require changes in the company's basic policies and procedures. In addition, he works with the airlines to improve operational safety in the field. He is a Fellow of SAE International and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, as well as Chairman of the SAE International S-18 international safety committee. In addition, Mr. Dalton is a member of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board and Chairman of the SAE Air & Space Group. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the SAE Aerospace Journal, and has authored numerous technical publications on the aircraft design safety field.

Lionel Burgaud Lionel Burgaud
Lionel Burgaud is Head of the "Certification & Safety" Business Unit of Aeroconseil, a consulting company of more than 1000 aeronautical specialists. A large part of his activities is certification training and expertise at Aircraft, System, Hardware, and Software levels. He is also in charge of building and leading long-term collaborations with strategic customers, on international programs in various contexts (EASA, FAA, TCCA, JCAB, CAAC,…).

Before joining Aeroconseil, Lionel was part of the French Ministry of Defense for 12 years and was involved in military and civil aircraft program management, including certification activities. Then he has been Aerospace & Defense Manager for 8 years in a French private company for expert consulting, tools and subcontracted avionics projects.

He initiated and chairs the DO254 User Group in Europe ( and contributes to the equivalent User Group in US. He is also the Chairman of the "Certification Together International Conference". Lionel is graduated in both Aeronautical Engineering and Business Administration.

Eric Peterson Eric Peterson (Invited)
Electron II, Vice-chairman of SAE International S-18 Committee
Mr. Peterson is currently Vice-President of Systems and Safety for Electron International, Inc. He has over 35 years' experience in aerospace management, system design and analysis, development of hardware and software, and safety assessments for commercial and military flight critical avionic and fly-by-wire system applications. He is also an inactive Systems and Equipment DER with a software endorsement. Mr. Peterson serves as vice-chairman of the SAE S-18 Committee and has provided key contributions to ARP4754A, ARP 4761, and ARP 5150. Mr. Peterson is also a member of the SAE AeroTech General Committee and has served as the Technical Program Chair for a number of SAE conferences. In addition, he is the recipient of the SAE Forest R McFarland Award for outstanding contributions to the SAE Engineering Meetings Board and is also the recipient of the SAE Outstanding Contribution Award for his work in the development of SAE Technical Standards. Mr. Peterson received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University.

Ian Jennions Professor. Ian Jennions
Cranfield University
Ian's career spans some 40 years, working mostly for a variety of gas turbine companies. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree and a PhD in CFD both from Imperial College, London. He has worked for Rolls-Royce (twice), General Electric and Alstom in a number of technical roles, gaining experience in aerodynamics, heat transfer, fluid systems, mechanical design, combustion, services and IVHM. He moved to Cranfield in July 2008 as Professor and Director of the newly formed IVHM Centre. The Centre is funded by a number of industrial companies, including Boeing, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Thales, Meggitt, MOD and Alstom Transport. He has led the development and growth of the Centre, in research and education, since its inception. The Centre offers a short course in IVHM and the world's first IVHM MSc, begun in 2011. Ian is on the editorial Board for the International Journal of Condition Monitoring, a Director of the PHM Society, contributing member of the SAE IVHM Steering Group and HM-1 IVHM committee, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of IMechE, RAeS and ASME. He is the editor of four recent SAE books: 1) IVHM - Perspectives on an Emerging Field, 2) IVHM - Business Case Theory and Practice, 3) IVHM - the Technology, and: 4) IVHM: Essential Reading.

John Low John Low
Mentor Graphics. Worldwide Aerospace Programs Manager
John Low is Worldwide Aerospace Programs Manager for Mentor Graphics' Integrated Electrical Systems Division. John has been actively involved in the aerospace industry for over 30 years. He started with design and manufacturing engineering responsibilities on rocket propulsion systems followed by work with The Boeing Company in a variety of design engineering roles on commercial and military applications. Following that, John was a consultant for IBM's Aerospace Solutions team focusing on business aviation. John has published multiple technical articles on how software tools are evolving to address today's challenges in electrical distribution systems development.

Dr. Ravi Rajamani Dr. Ravi Rajamani
Engineering Director, Meggitt
Dr. Ravi Rajamani joined Meggitt in 2011 as an Engineering Director, after spending nearly 11 years with United Technologies Corporation, first at the Research Center, and then with its Pratt & Whitney division. Before this he was with the General Electric Company for 10 years, most closely associated with its Research Center and the Power Generation business, but working with all other businesses as well. While his interests have changed over the years, his primary focus has been the area of controls and diagnostics of gas turbines for aerospace and industrial applications. Ravi has a BTech (ME) from IIT Delhi, an MS (Automation) from IISc, Bangalore, and a PhD (EE) from the University of Minnesota. He also obtained an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Professor. REN He Professor. REN He
Chief R&D Professor, COMAC
REN He started working in 1987 and obtained full-time Doctoral Degree from Northwest Polytechnical University. In Xi'an Aircraft Design and Research Institute, he worked as the team leader of professional team of CAD Reliability, head of Quality and Reliability Information Station, deputy director of Airworthiness Reliability Research Department and senior engineer. He was a senior visiting scholar (in RMIT University in Australia) supported by China Scholarship Council in 1997, and was a postdoctoral fellow in DSTO-AMRL in 1999. And then, Mr. REN was a researcher in Newcastle University in 2000. He served as scientific and engineer technology consultant in RAAF in 2002. Since 2003, he has successively held the posts of senior lecturer, professor, doctoral supervisor, coordinator for international students, and dean (pro tem) of School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at RMIT University, a member of Engineers Australia and so on. He was visiting professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Northwest Polytechnical University in 2006 and 2008 respectively. In Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd., he has served successively as vice chief engineer (responsible for business) of Customer Service Center (SACSC), deputy director and general secretary of Panel Consultation and deputy team leader of Preparatory Group of subsidiary in the U.S., etc. from 2010. In 2012, he has been selected to joint Shanghai Pujiang Program. Mr. REN also has contributed to the scientific and technology research of oiling machine including JH7, MPC75, AE100 and B707, and airplanes like PAX750, A380, J35, ARJ21, C919)

Dr. Joseph K-W Lam Dr. Joseph K-W Lam
Airbus Operations Ltd.
Joseph is technical lead on the project WISDOM (Water & Ice System Design Optimization & Management). The project involves development of technologies and architectures to manage water and ice in aircraft fuel systems. His role is to ensure innovative technologies and architectures are evaluated and developed further to meet the system and air-worthiness requirements. Joseph is also patent focal point for the fuel and inerting domain. He provides guidance on patent filing and Intellectual Property (IP) issues. He runs workshops on IP to increase IP awareness among engineers within the domain. He is a committee member of the Power & Energy patent committee. The objective of the committee is to weed out weak and less valuable inventions. Joseph analyzes the inventions against a number of key parameters. He would then make a judgment on the value of each new invention and make his recommendations to the committee.

Chérif Khelil Chérif Khelil
Deputy General Manager, Snecma Suzhou
Chérif KHELIL is part of Safran group since 26 years with 15 years of Quality responsibilities and is graduated with a Master in Engineering of Systems of production at University of Science and Technologies of LILLE, France. Cherif KHELIL is currently Deputy General Manager of Snecma Suzhou in China and is head of Quality and the Asian Supplier support team since about 3 years. Beyond these responsibilities, Cherif KHELIL occupied various functions within Safran Headquarter, Snecma and Snecma Services

Hao Xie Hao Xie (Invited)
TTTech China
Hao XIE leads technical activities for TTTech China. His professional focus is on advanced integrated systems, distributed embedded platform for time-, safety- and mission-critical applications in aerospace domain, especially in distributed architectures and application of AFDX, TTEthernet, TTP, A429, and 1553B for design of robust aerospace platforms. Mr. Hao received a bachelor degree in Information Security Technology from Northwestern Polytechnical University.

Peng Wang Peng Wang
Civil Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Technology and Management Research Center, Civil Aviation University of China
Mr. Wang graduated from the French National Aviation Engineering University and received a master's degree in aviation safety management. Now Mr. Wang is a Deputy Director & Deputy Researcher of Civil Aviation Airworthiness Certification Technology And Management Research Center - an affiliate of Ministry of Industry and Technology Information of PRC. Mr. Wang Peng mainly engages in system security evaluation and examination and approval of airborne electronic hardware technology research. Now he is the inspection representative of the ARJ21-700 aircraft, member of the C919 aircraft model qualified assessment committee, member of the C919 aircraft safety assessment committee, member of the small aircraft airworthiness standards FAR23 legislative committee.

Liu Le Liu Le
Performance Review Institute
Liu Le joined PRI in 2004 as the first PRI staff in the Asia Pacific region. Liu Le started as the Nadcap China Coordinator and became Manager for PRI Asia Pacific in 2009, managing PRI operations and business development in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining PRI, Liu Le worked as a Specialist for SAE International. Liu Le had also worked with Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) on the translation of its publications. Liu Le received both of his BS and MS degree in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University, P.R.China.

Ginger Shao Dr. Ginger Shao
Honeywell Aerospace
Dr. Shaw is a Staff Systems Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace, leading CBM systems design and development for propulsion engines and rotorcraft health management. Her specific interests include algorithm development for diagnostics and prognostics, systems modeling, systems requirements development, systems architecture design, systems certification, and the CBM system integration with engine controls and logistics, with published papers and patents. She is currently serving as a member of the SAE HM-1 Standard Committee for IVHM system architecture and requirements standard development. She has chaired Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society conference sessions on PHM tutoring, panel discussions, and luminaries, and is an active member of the PHM Society Standard Committee. She graduated from Peking University in China, has a Ph.D. of Atmospheric Sciences from the Colorado State University in USA, an MBA from the University of Arizona in USA, and is 6-sigma Blackbelt certified.

Antoine Mocellin Antoine E. Mocellin
Bombardier Aerospace
Antoine acts as the Bombardier Customer Services focal in China by growing key relationships with industry players, associations, operators and regulatory officials. As a member of the China Aerospace Leadership team, Antoine is leading the development and execution of Bombardier Aerospace Customer Services and Support strategy in China. His core responsibilities are to pursue business development opportunities in the region, liaise with aircraft sales teams to support deals, and most importantly help increase Bombardier Customer Services' public profile and reputation.

Wang Chunjing - Jenny Wang Chunjing - Jenny
Honeywell Integrated Technology
ChunJing Wang - Jenny - is the Certification Manager at Honeywell China. She currently leads the China Certification teach coordinating with the local COEs (CEL and COMAQ), the Chinese aviation authorities, and the Honeywell Product Integrity team in the United States. Under the leadership, the certification team supports the approvals of Honeywell avionics and mechanical equipment. Jenny also works in a technical capacity as an International Certification Engineer (ICE) and a Technical standard Order Specialist supporting numerous programs.

Wu Xin Wu Xin
AVIC Shenyang Engine Design and Research Institute
Wu Xin is the Deputy Chief Designer and has worked for AVIC Shenyang Engine Design and Research Institute (SEDRI) for 24 years, has 20 years' work experience on engine system design. He is currently the deputy chief designer of engine systems. In the past 5 years, he led the team to engage in the research of civil engine health management, and to actively cooperate with MSS on civil engine heath management system. He was graduated from Wuhan University of Science and Technology, being a bachelor of engineer in Fluid Power Transmission and Control. He obtained the master degree in engineering at Beihang University (the Beijing University of Aeronautics), majoring in Energy and Power Engineering.

Cao Gangmin Cao Gangmin
Honewell Integrated Technology
Gangmin is material R&D supervisor in Honeywell Integrated Technology (China), he is key technical resource in aqueous and non-aqueous electroplating, chemical process development. Gangmin leads a group to support global and local Aerospace business in material R&D, chemistry analysis, mechanical test and technical support. Gangmin has been working for Honeywell for 7 years with 10 years working experiences in electroplating and electroless plating application, mechanical test and metallurgy test. He has received "2013 Honeywell Aerospace Technology Achievement Award." Gangmin has a master's degree from Xiamen University.

Tian Lirong Tian Lirong
CAAC DER and Certification Director at ACTRI, China. Ms Tian has been working in the aviation industry for more than 20 years and experienced in the airborne software and hardware design. The past few years, she has been working on the certification aspect related with electronic equipment, focusing on applying certification standards, including ARP4754, ARP4761, DO178B, DO254, etc, in Chinese context.

Gaston Fojutowski Gaston Fojutowski
Bureau Veritas
Mr. Fojutowski graduated engineer from the Aeronautic school of Palaiseau. After 25 years spent in different sectors and several organisation industries of the Aeronautic sector, he joined Bureau Veritas in 1994. Main references include: Consultant, Trainer & Lead Auditor - Advisor, trainer & Lead Auditor in Design, production and maintenance organisation, Assistance to Civil Aviation Authorities: Consultant - Airworthiness expert - JAA/EASA assistance to Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority in field of airworthiness - Assistance to Russian Civil Aviation in technical audit - Component Key Expert (Initial and Continuing Airworthiness) for EUCCAP Project in China Assistance to Aeronautical Organisations - Airlines : Aeroflot, LOT, Balkan, Uzbekistan Airlines, Nouvel Air,… - Manufacturer : Eurocopter, SAFRAN, Aircelle, Goodrich, … - - Maintenance Organisation, Sabena Technics, Silk Way Technics, Assistance in Quality Tool Development - Supply Chain Management - Process engineering and Process Control, - FAI and Key Characteristics Management.

Dr. Susan Ying Dr. Susan Ying
Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. Dr. Ying is Chief Integration Officer of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). She has over 30 years of engineering and leadership experience in aerospace industry and academia. Dr. Ying is dedicated to the aerospace profession. As VP-international, she leads the International Activities Group and serves on the Board of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). She also serves on the Executive Committee of the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences. Recently she has been nominated to represent COMAC and serve on the SAE Aerospace Council. Dr. Ying is a Fellow of AIAA. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University. She also holds a commercial pilot license with Instrument Flight Rating and FAA Certified Flight Instructor license.

Dr. Ouyang Xupo Dr. Ouyang Xupo
Shanghai Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Center, CAAC Dr. Ouyang is a researcher-level senior engineer, and was hired as a special expert of the Civil Aviation Administration and Ministry of Transportation. He has won many awards, including the Second Prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award, the Award to Master Degree Holder with Outstanding Contribution presented by the Ministry of Aero Industry, the fifth Top Ten Outstanding Young Talent of Chengdu, Young Management Talents of Chengdu, and "Top Ten" Young People of Chengdu Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd.