SAE 2015 Aviation Technology Forum

June 9-10, 2015

Shanghai, China

Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel


Welcome Speech

Guanghui Wu Guanghui Wu
Vice President

Mr. Wu Guanghui, born in February 1960 in Wuhan of Hubei Province, holds a Doctorate Degree. 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.


Huiying Li Huiying Li (Alicia)
Executive Assistant of Chief Integration, COMAC
Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute

Huiying Li is the Executive Assistant for the Chief Integration Officer of COMAC. She supports the CIO to establish the Systems Engineering and Integration Center of Excellence (CoE), including strategizing, planning, and organizing the capability teams. Ms. Li was selected to attend Cranfield University by COMAC. She received her Master Degree from Department of Fluid Mechanics and Computational Science Group (FMCS), School of Engineering in 2013.

Keynote Speakers

Yang Yang Yang Yang

Yang Yang , worked in Guizhou Aviation Aircraft Design Institute Group overall pneumatic chamber. Additionally, he served as Deputy Minister of Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute large as well as the Director of the China Commercial Market Center. Mr. Yang is also engaged in aviation-related professional research aviation aerodynamic design, market research, customer analysis, and economic studies.

David Prevor David Prevor
Head of Market Research and Forecast
Airbus Helicopters

David Prevor leads the Marketing Analysis and Forecast department in the Airbus Helicopters Strategy & Marketing directorate where he is responsible for market studies that underpin Airbus helicopter product strategy. In this role, David and his team charged with deriving an understanding of the future commercial & military helicopter market. David graduated from the National School of Civil Aviation (ENAC) as an aeronautical engineer with a specialization in Air Transport Economy (economics, fleet planning, forecasting, financing, and statistics) and Aeronautical Techniques (flight operations, aeronautics, avionics, and control systems).

Panel Speakers

Alex Wilson Alex Wilson
Director Business Development
Wind River

Alex Wilson obtained a BSc(Eng) in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London in 1986. Prior to Wind River, Alex worked at British Aerospace on Automated Test Equipment for various Inertial Navigation Systems using VME and RTOS technology. He then worked as a Field Applications Engineer (FAE) for Motorola Computer Group working with 68k and PowerPC VME boards and 3rd party Real Time Operating Systems. He joined Wind River in the UK as an FAE in 1996 supporting VxWorks and Tornado. In 2002 he became European Business Development Manager for Wind River focusing on the Aerospace and Defence market. As Director of Business Development, Aerospace and Defence for Wind River, he is responsible for A&D programs, and is part of the Wind River Strategic Marketing Team.

Vahid Navidi Vahid Navidi
Chief Engineer's Office Leader
Aviage Systems

Mr. Navidi is Chief Engineer's Office leader for the AVIAGE SYSTEMS. He is responsible for managing the Chief Engineer's Office organization which includes Certification & Airworthiness, Development Quality Assurance, Safety, Reliability, Maintainability and Testability functions. Mr. Navidi has over 28 years of experience in the aerospace business sector managing and leading a variety of highly technical design and development projects for General Aviation and Airtransport customers. He has broad and extensive experience in engineering design & development, Aircraft Certification and Project Management. Mr. Navidi has a Bachelor and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.

Chunjing WANG - Jenny Chunjing Wang - Jenny
Certification Manager
Honeywell Integrated Technology (China)

ChunJing Wang - Jenny - is the Certification Manager at Honeywell China. In this role, Jenny built and currently leads the China Certification team coordinating with the local COEs (CEL and COMAC), the Chinese aviation authorities, and the Honeywell Product Integrity team in the United States. Under her leadership, the certification team supports approvals of Honeywell avionics and mechanical equipment. Her team is also involved in supporting certifications of OEM equipment. Jenny also works in a technical capacity as an International Certification Engineer (ICE) and a Technical Standard Order Specialist (TSO Specialist), supporting numerous programs such as B777, B787, A340, A350, G650, C919, and ARJ21. She was the first engineer in China to be designated a TSO Specialist at Honeywell.

Eric Peterson Eric Peterson
Vice-chairman of SAE International S-18 Committee
Electron II

Mr. Peterson is Vice-President of Systems and Safety for Electron International, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University. Mr. Peterson has over 38 years' experience in management, system design and analysis, development of hardware & software and safety assessments for commercial and military flight critical avionic, engine control, ground based navigation augmentation and fly-by-wire system applications. Mr. Peterson is an active member of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and presently serves as the SAE S-18 Aircraft & Systems Development and Safety Assessment Committee Vice-Chairman. He provides industry instruction on these industry standards; presenting the ARP4754A training seminar over 35 times on four continents.

John HSU John Hsu
President, Systems Management and Engineering
Boeing Airlift and Tanker Programs

John C. Hsu, Ph.D., P.E., AIAA Fellow, INCOSE ESEP, has over thirty (30) years of diversified experience in Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, software development and engineering management, and has worked as technical manager, project manager, principal investigator and project leader, mainly at The Boeing Company. He was among the first group of people in the world working on systems engineering at the onset of systems engineering revitalization. He implemented the first break-through systems engineering applications for the Boeing/Airlift and Tanker Programs. Dr. Hsu is the President of Systems Management and Engineering Consulting Services, Adjunct Professor at California State University Long Beach, Board Member and instructor of the University of California Irvine Systems Engineering Certification Program, Honorary Professor of Queens University in United Kingdoms, and Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor.

Henry Claeys Henry Claeys
Sr. Technology Fellow

Mr. Claeys has nearly 30 years of aerospace experience spanning technology, systems engineering, systems integration, program management, engineering management / leadership. In his current role as technology fellow, he is responsible for technology strategy, technology development, systems integration and technology transition for Air and Thermal Management systems. Mr Claeys has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Neil Partridge Neil Partridge
Consultant Engineer and Project Manager

Neil has 26 years of international experience - gained predominantly in the aerospace and defence sector. Neil began his career at Ferranti Defence Systems, Scotland. Whilst working full-time, Neil completed a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Neil spent the majority his career at Ferranti engaged as a Radar Systems Test Engineer. Neil spent a brief period in Madrid working as a consultant to EADS-Airbus on the A330MRTT programme undertaking environmental compliance analysis and software integration activities. Neil then worked for Brisbane based technology company, Intellection. In that capacity he worked as Integration and Test Manager establishing test and certification methodologies for the company's products. Neil was the Chief Engineer at Metal Storm - a Brisbane based defense company. Neil was responsible for leading the development of the company's electronically fired, multi-shot weapon systems.

Qing LI Qing LI
Strategy Director of Siemens PLM STS
Siemens Industry Software (Beijing) Co., LTD

Li specializes in system modeling and simulation studies, and boasts rich experience in the modeling and simulation of the complicated hydraulic and mechatronic system. He has worked with a host of customers both home and abroad on their system simulation projects, such as the modeling and study of Reynolds' AMT synchronizer, the modeling and simulation of BorgWarner's pressure and flow control valve, and the modeling of Siemens' high pressure common rail system of the engine. After coming back to China, he presided over and completed a series of projects related with hydraulic pressure, such as the Study and Experiment of the Development of the Automatic Gearbox project of an automobile organization; the simulation of the hydraulic pressure control system of the automatic gearbox of an automobile organization; the modeling analysis of the cushion valve of the automatic gearbox of a weaponry organization; torsional vibration analysis of the engine and drivetrain of an weaponry organization; real-time simulation of the engine of a vessel organization; analysis of the large-scale high pressure hydraulic system of a vessel organization; they simulation analysis of the special air valve for rockets of an aerospace organization. Li is now the strategic development director of Siemens PLM STS.

Eran Gery Eran Gery

Eran Gery is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and a lead architect for the IBM Continuous Engineering Solution. Eran has over 20 years of experience within the complex embedded systems domain. Eran's current focus is the key transformational aspects of continuous engineering: model based development & simulation, product line engineering, and integration of the systems engineering process into the enterprise, including operations and data analytics. In addition Eran also engages with key worldwide customers in the major vertical markets: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, and Electronics.

Eran holds an MSc and BSc degrees in computer science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Dr. Susan Martin Dr. Susan Martin
Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Martin is a Cognitive Research Scientist with more than 25 years' experience applying her expertise to real-world problems. She is an acknowledged expert in the field of Human Decision Making and Cognitive Engineering. Her experience includes technical leadership across a broad range of commercial and military aerospace and C2 related programs. She has applied her expertise to many diverse problems related to human decision making, problem solving and behavior in complex and high-stress environments. Her work Includes, but is not limited to: Flight deck system requirements development and system evaluation; Design and conduct of full and part-mission flight deck and crew performance experimentation, studies and analysis; Human error reduction and decision support; Culture-automation interactions; C2 System requirements definition; Major aviation accident/incident investigation; Assessing the impact of national, organizational and professional culture within the operational environment; Cross-cultural training systems design and evaluation. Her experience further extends to the analysis of the global future in terms of threats/risks from multiple national perspectives and their impact on business strategy. Dr. Martin holds a Doctorate in Cognition from the University of Washington with minors in both physiological and organizational psychology and a Masters in Cognitive Psychology from the University of West Florida and has published extensively in her field.

Technical Session Speakers

Yao Lu Yao Lu
Director of Aircraft Airworthiness Institute
Center of Aviation Safety Technology, CAAC

Senior Engineer. He received his master degree in material science and technology from the Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and works for the China Academy of Science and Technology of Civil Aviation Science and Technology. He participated the type validation projects of Airbus a380, Embraer 190/195 airplanes etc. He was the TCB secretary and certification team member for ARJ21-700 and now is the TCB member for C919 airplane. He also has research experience and expertise in the areas of aircraft certification compliance technologies.

Aerospace Materials - Alloys & Composites

Prof. Murray L. Scott Prof. Murray L. Scott
Managing Director
Advanced Composite Structures Australia Pty Ltd

Murray Scott is Managing Director of Advanced Composite Structures Australia, and CEO of the CRC for Advanced Composite Structures, both of which have their head offices in Melbourne, Australia. He is an Adjunct Professor of RMIT University and has 35 years of Aerospace Engineering experience, working in Australia and internationally. His outstanding record of achievement in research and professional activities includes terms as President of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences and the International Committee on Composite Materials. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering and several other organizations.

Martin MA Martin Ma
Executive Director of ETA-China
Engineering Technology Associates (China), Inc.

Mr. Martin Ma graduated from Sichuan University with Mechanical master degree and obtained MBA degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. He joined ETA since 2001, during these fourteen years, he is responsible for strategic development of CAD/CAM/CAE products and operation management in China market. Since 2009, ETA signed the agreement with Dimensional Control System Co. for the promotion of 3DCS software and GD&T technology. ETA, as the VCP (Value Channel Partner) of DCS, works with DCS to support the GD&T technology into Auto and Aerospace industries. Through ETA team's promotion in China, ETA become the top GD&T and CAE software and service provider in China.

Kathy Kang Kathy Kang
Director of More Electric System Department
Bastri Comac

Kathy Kang has 15 years experiences in aircraft system development and product design, specializing in aircraft power supply system: Starter/Generator control system, Power conversion and power distribution system design. Her major is power system, motor control and power electronics respectively for her bachelor, Master and Doctor Degree. Her current research area is mainly for the more electric aircraft (MEA) technique including the conceptual design for the e-ECS, e-actuator, WIPS , E-brake system , system simulation and integration. Kang is also holding MBA from Rotman Business School, University of Toronto

Nicolas Favarcq Nicolas Favarcq
Director Marketing & Innovation
Spherea Test & Services

Nicolas Favarcq is responsible for Marketing and Innovation department within Spherea Test & Services. His team is in charge of creating next generation products such as Universal Maintenance Test Benches for Aircraft Units, High Productivity Aircraft Manufacturing Test Products, or Model Based Testing solutions. He joined Spherea in 2003. Before that he started his career back in 1998 working as for Barfield INC,.a MRO located in Miami. In 2000, he joined Wuilfert, a company designing real time motion simulators, as Engineering Department Director. He graduated as an engineer from the ICAM in Toulouse.

Dr. Mirko Jakovljevic Dr. Mirko Jakovljevic
Solution Architect
Integrated Critical Systems

Mirko Jakovljevic chairs SAE Avionics ATC since 2007, and SAE AS-2D standardization committee since 2008. His professional focus is on advanced integrated systems, distributed embedded platforms for time-, safety- and mission-critical applications, system design methodology, certification, complexity management and standardization of new technologies in aerospace domain. Dr Jakovljevic has led certification of real time operating systems and complex hardware devices for integrated more electric aircraft systems. Currently he is working as solution architect for integrated critical systems at TTTech - a company focusing on advanced system integration for aerospace, automotive and industrial systems.

Patrick Wang Patrick Wang
Executive Engineering Leader - GE Aviation China
GE Aviation

As Executive Engineering Leader for Aviation in China, Patrick Wang and his team are developing engineering capability to support and promote GE Aviation growth in China, which includes engine system integration for aircraft and marine programs, supply chain growth and service engineering for the airlines and MRO in Great China Region. Patrick Wang was born and grew up in Harbin. He got the Bachelor Degree in ME from Northwest Polytechnic University in 1993, MBA from Nankai University in 2002 and EMBA from CEIBS in 2012. Patrick Wang started to build model airplane in high school that is why he selected aviation industry as a career. Patrick likes sports, travel and reading books.

Yunming Wang- Yunming Wang
Shanghai Aviation Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Yunming Wang obtained his PhD degree from INRIA in March, 2001. He is a member of SC-205/WG-71, the editorial committee of DO-178C standard series. Yunming Wang always emphasizes on the integration of theory with practice. On one hand, he gives unique insights to civil aviation airworthiness standards by sharing his years' intensive research. On the other hand, he has rich and solid experience in software development, certification and project management. Yunming Wang has been offering basic training, advanced training, practical training and DER training of airworthiness standards for years. In addition, he provides consulting services on system development and certification. All his work gets high evaluations from customers.

Qin (Amy) Zhu- Qin (Amy) Zhu
Systems Certification & Airworthiness Engineer
Aviage Systems

Qin Zhu (Amy) is a Systems Certification & Airworthiness Engineer with AVIAGE SYSTEMS. In this role, Amy is responsible for conducting system (APR4754A, DO-297) compliance reviews for IMA systems and providing guidance on certification regulations to internal and external customers including COMAC for the C919 program. Amy obtained COMAC's SAL (supplier airworthiness liaison) delegation in 2013. Amy's background spans over nine years of experience in system and software development for avionics systems, system and software certification, process improvement and engineering management. She began her avionics career at Honeywell in 2005, as a TSO specialist, conducting certification activities throughout multiple FAA/ESAA TSO and STC programs. Amy holds a MS in Measurement & Control Technology and Instrument from Southeast University.

John Liu John Liu
LEAP-1C Program Director
CFM International

John Liu holds the profit and loss (P&L) commercial leadership responsibility for LEAP-1C engine product line for GE Aviation/CFM International. He leads teams of commercial, engineering, quality, supplier chain, and, airworthiness for integrating LEAP-1C integrated propulsion system with COMAC's C919 airplane. John serves as the focal contact between CFMI and COMAC.

John held Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, M.S. degree from 3rd Research Academy of Chinese Aerospace Ministry, and B.S degree from Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Cyrille Breard Cyrille Breard
Noise & Emission Manager

Cyrille Breard is currently holding the position of C919 program Noise & Emission Manager at Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute (SADRI), the product development branch of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd (COMAC). He is also adjunct Professor at Zhejiang Technical University, Hangzhou and Advisory Committee Member for the department of Mechanical Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnical University. Mr. Breard obtained Technical Management MBA degree from the Foster Business School of the University of Washington. (USA) in 2010.

Yong Chen Yong Chen
General Designer of ARJ-21

Mr. Chen Yong is permanent member of Science and Technology Committee of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC), the Chief Designer of ARJ21 Aircraft, adjunct professor and supervisor of post-graduate in Northwestern Polytechnical University, adjunct professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University, doctoral tutor.

Weidong Huang Weidong Huang
The State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Professor Huang Weidong is a fund receiver of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (1998) and Distinguished Chang Jiang Scholar appointed by Ministry of Education (2001). He is currently Director of State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Director of China Foundry Association, and Reviewer of Metal Discipline for National Natural Science Foundation of China, Director of Editorial Board for Foundry and China Foundry, the first international journal of 3D printing.

Dr. Susan Ying Dr. Susan Ying
Chief Integration Officer

With 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry, Dr. Ying is now the Chief Integration Officer of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). Dr. Ying is a Fellow of the AIAA and VP International serving on the Board of Directors. She also serves on the Aerospace Council of the SAE. Dr. Ying is the Program Committee Chair and Executive Committee member in the International Council of Aeronautical Science (ICAS). She was one of the inaugural members in the NASA Advisory Council Innovation and Technology Committee. Dr. Ying holds a Commercial Pilot License and is a FAA-Certified Flight Instructor. She received her PHD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University and BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University. As a true believer in lifelong learning, Dr. Ying has also taken executive education courses from the Kellogg School of Business Administration, Wharton Business School, and Brookings Institute in Brussels.

Johan Andreasson Johan Andreasson
Mondelons Asia

Johan Andreasson is leading Modelons Asia operations. He holds a PhD in Vehicle Dynamics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and has 15 years of experience of model-based systems engineering using open standards.