On November 2nd and 3rd, AmCham China’s US-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) co-hosted 9th Airline Operations Safety Symposium (AOSS) with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The Symposium focused on Continuous Airworthiness and Data Driven Maintenance Management in Haikou. The event was sponsored by Boeing, and supported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), FedEx, Collins Aerospace, UPS Airlines, Pratt & Whitney, GE Aerospace, United Airlines, Honeywell Aerospace, Vaughn College, and Delta Air Lines.
The two-day event welcomed over 230 attendees and include presentations from CAAC, FAA, Chinese airlines, US airlines, and other stakeholders. Notable speakers included CAAC Chief Safety Inspector Shu Mingjiang; ACP Co-Chair and Boeing China President Alvin Liu; Consul General of the United States of America, Guangzhou Lisa Heller; CAAC Flight Standards Department Deputy Director General Xue Shijun; FAA Flight Standards Service Acting Executive Director Lawrence Fields; Boeing’s Vice President of Flight Operations for Boeing Test & Evaluation and Enterprise, Chief Test Pilot Craig Bomben; and ACP Co-Chair and FAA North Asia Senior Representative Noel Arbis.
The agenda included presentations from 38 experts on such topics as Fleet Reliability Management and Aircraft Health Management, Engine Monitoring, Failure Prediction, and Aging Fleet Maintenance Management.
In his remarks, Chief Safety Inspector Shu Mingjiang said that both the CAAC and FAA recognize the importance of ACP framework. He noted that two sides have collaborated for years, yielding significant mutual benefits. He went on to say that ACP has become an important channel for coordination and communication between Chinese civil aviation and the American civil aviation industry.
The strong support of ACP’s members for this Symposium demonstrates ACPs continued commitment to positively contributing to the safe operation and smooth development of civil aviation in both China and the United States. ACP events provide a unique opportunity for our membership to meet with senior Chinese aviation policymakers from both government and industry. Following the Symposium, CAAC reported very favorable news of the event on their official website. The 10th AOSS is slotted to revolve around the topic of aircrew safety.
Thank you to Boeing for its continued financial and technical support of these signature ACP/CAAC/FAA activities.