Technology
Brand/Market Channels
Best Practices
USD 1.3 Billion Investment
Established Mar. 2012
China Market
Integration Experience
Engineering Talents
A JV BETWEEN GE AND AVIC

AVIAGE SYSTEMS is a 50/50 joint venture between General Electric Company (GE) and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). AVIAGE SYSTEMS is GE and AVIC's exclusive route to global market for all new civil integrated avionics business.

In China, For Global
Shanghai, China
HEADQUARTERS
Phoenix, U.S.
BD, Engineering Team
Toulouse, FR
BD, Engineering Team

Shanghai, China
HEADQUARTERS
Located in Zizhu Hi-Tech Park with a 36,000m2 office to support the growing engineering and manufacturing needs, including world-class R&D, Integration & Test lab facilities.

Phoenix, U.S.
BD, Engineering Team
Recruit top North America avionics engineering talent to develop AVIAGE SYSTEMS products, focusing on technology innovation, certification and business development in the U.S..

Toulouse, FR
BD, Engineering Team
Hire the top European avionics engineering talent to jointly develop AVIAGE SYSTEMS' next generation avionics.Focus on business development and strategy planning in Europe.

Elevating the Future of Flight
Milestones
  • 2019.06

    CCAR-145
    Certified

  • 2019.03

    SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
    Awarded by COMAC for 5 consecutive years

  • 2018.11

    IFC BUSINESS
    Signed MoU with Donica & Satpro

  • 2017.05

    C919 FIRST FLIGHT
    A Historic Moment

  • 2015.11

    C919 ROLL-OUT
    Recognized as the Model JV by COMAC

  • 2015.08

    THE FIRST SUPPLIER
    Delivered Airborne System for C919

  • 2015.07

    US & EU
    Global Reach

  • 2015.06

    AS9100D
    Certificated

  • 2015.01

    NEW HEADQUARTERS
    Grand Opening

  • 2013.12

    MASTER CONTRACT
    Signed With COMAC

  • 2012.03

    AVIAGE SYSTEMS
    Legally Incorporated

Leadership
George Y. Chang
George Y. Chang

President & CEO

George Y. Chang is appointed to this role in Feb. 2018. He reports to the Board of Directors of GE and AVIC Group.

George spent 22 years at GE holding various leadership roles including Marketing Executive and Asia Sourcing Leader for GE Aviation, and General Manager for GE Aviation Suzhou Site. His most recent role was Aviation Sales Regional General Manager. George and his team closed over US$16B in new engine and services backlog. George has extensive experiences in leading cross functional teams on commercial execution, marketing, supply chain, program management and engineering programs.

George holds an MSc in Materials Science & Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and a BS of Physics and Physics-Engineering from Washington & Lee University.

Zhu Zhiqiang
Zhu Zhiqiang

Executive Vice President

Dr. Zhu Zhiqiang is responsible for company operation including supply chain, manufacturing and quality management, customer service and MRO, as well as IT operation, information security, IoT and big data applications. Dr. Zhu also develops and manage strategic plan for partners and government relationships in China.

He has 18+ years’ experience in electronics system design, and 16+ years’ experience in business management in avionics industry. He began his career as a software engineer at AVIC Group in 1984. Prior to joining AVAIGE SYSTEMS, he led a team of 400+ people and completed 30+ projects’ design, development and manufactory.

Dr. Zhu holds a BS, MSc in computer science, and Ph.D. in Navigation, Guidance and Control from Northwestern Polytechnical University.

Maggie Yang
Maggie Yang

CFO

In this role, Ms. Maggie Yang is responsible for contemporizing the financial infrastructure and processes to support the long term growth for our business. She also serves as a partner of CEO in the formulation and execution of the company's business strategy, as well as access financial risks and opportunities to drives business sustainable growth and profitability.

Maggie has 24+ years working experience and has worked with AVIC since 2005 during which she has taken multiple financial management roles in different business sectors of AVIC Group.

Maggie holds a BS in Financial Management from Central University of Finance and Economics, MSc. from Business Administration and MBA from Renmin University of China. Maggie is Professor Level Senior Accountant and also holds China CPA license.

Larry Thimmesch
Larry Thimmesch

Vice President, Engineering

In this role, Mr. Larry Thimmesch is fully responsible for meeting our Engineering commitments on existing programs and also R&D activities for new products and businesses.

Larry has extensive aerospace experience in Engineering, Sales, Business Development, Customer Support and Program Management Leadership. His most recent role was with Bell Helicopter as Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Prior to Bell, Larry was employed by Bombardier Aerospace as Program Director for various new aircraft development and in-production programs. His prior experience was spent at Boeing within the Systems, Structures and Service Engineering departments.

Larry completed his undergraduate studies at Missouri Southern State University and MBA from Newman University.

Wu Qiong
Wu Qiong

Vice President, Programs

Mr. Wu Qiong has been taking the overall leadership of AVIAGE SYSTEMS program execution. He is responsible for building a world-class PMO organization and driving the performance excellence of company’s critical programs. Wu Qiong is also assisting the Board of Directors for the relevant corporate governance works.

Wu has 19+ years of experience in hardware/software engineering, system design/integration, supply chain operations, program management, company integration, cross functional leadership and marketing area for avionics businesses.

Wu Qiong is holding a BS in Computer Science & Application from Shenyang Aerospace University, and MSc. in Software Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Haowei Bai
Haowei Bai

Chief Commercial Office

Dr. Haowei Bai develops company marketing strategy and product roadmaps, captures new business opportunities, and incubates long-term high-growth businesses.

Haowei joined AVIAGE SYSTEMS from Honeywell Aerospace Phoenix AZ USA, where he held various leadership positions, including Global Marketing and Product Management Director, Global Strategy Leader for Control Systems, Senior Engineering Manager, Senior Program Manager, Strategic Planning Leader, New Product Development Manager, and Principal Investigator of R&D. During his 16 years at Honeywell, Haowei made significant contribution to organic and inorganic business growth, large complex program management, as well as technology advancement that was recognized by Outstanding Engineer Award and Honeywell Technical Achievement Award.

Haowei earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Minnesota, MBA from The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.

Doreen Ding
Doreen Ding

Chief Human Resources Officer

As business partner to the CEO and leadership team overlooking the company strategy for organization and people, Ms. Doreen Ding is responsible for setting the overall HR strategy, driving talent development, accelerating organization capability and building culture for the sustainable growth of AVIAGE SYSTEMS.

Prior to this role, Doreen served in GE since 2007 where she held HR leadership roles across different business, developing and executing HR strategies by aligning structure, culture and talent development to the business goals. Graduated from GE’s Experienced Human Resources Development Program (EHRDP) in 2013, Doreen has further enhanced her global leadership and strategic HR domains. Before GE, Doreen had over 10 years’ experience in different multinational companies.

Doreen holds a BS in Administration Management from East China University of Science and Technology.

Ralph Xu
Ralph Xu

General Counsel & Compliance Officer

Mr. Ralph Xu is the General Counsel, Compliance Officer, and Board Secretary for AVIAGE SYSTEMS. In this role, Ralph provides a full range of legal and compliance support to the business, also leads corporate governance and risk management for the company.

Before joining AVIAGE SYSTEMS, Ralph has over 12 years working experiences in GE, holding the role of Legal Counsel in its Technology Center, Energy Services business. His recent role was General Counsel for GE Energy Connections of Greater China. Ralph drove commercial excellence, legal and compliance process simplification, risk management, and acquired businesses integration, also supported and managed more than ten joint ventures in China.

Ralph holds LLB and LLM from Fudan University.

About Us

AVIAGE SYSTEMS is a 50/50 joint venture between General Electric Company (GE) and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) .

Building on a historic partnership between two world-leading aerospace companies, AVIAGE SYSTEMS aims to elevate the future of flight by unleashing our world-class talent, cutting-edge innovation and powerful partnerships.