Susan Ying

She is the Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships and Operations at Ampaire, based in California, US. She is also the VP Aerospace serving on the Board of Directors of the SAE International, and is a Board member of the Lindbergh Foundation.

Dr. Ying has devoted over four decades to the aerospace industry, including three years as the Chief Integration Officer of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). In 2013, she retired from the Boeing Company as the Director of Research and Technology. Before joining Boeing, Ying taught at universities and directed research in the DOE Research Labs and NASA Ames Research Center. She also was an inaugural member in the NASA Advisory Council Innovation and Technology Committee. Demonstrating success both at individual and team levels, Dr. Ying has been the recipient of many honors, including “Top 50 Women Leaders of Los Angeles for 2022”, the People’s Republic of China Friendship Award, Asian American Engineer of the Year Award, Boeing Professional Excellence Award from the CTO, NASA Group Achievement Award, AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Best Paper Award, and the Professional Achievement Award for Women of Color in Technology. Dr. Ying is a past President of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), now a member and chair of the Honorary Fellow Advisory Group (2023-2024) which supports the Executive Committee to shape the agenda of this multinational professional aerospace organization. Dr. Ying is recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

With a deep passion for flight, Dr. Ying holds a Commercial Pilot License and is a FAA-Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). She received her PhD and MS degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University and BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University.

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A flight to the future of aviation. Where industry leaders and experts gather to shape the trajectory of the aviation sector.

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The Dutch Caribbean Cooperation of Airports (DCCA) is organizing the 1stInternational Sustainable Air Transportation event called “A Flight To The Future” in Aruba in November 2022. A one-week event filled with presentations, panel discussion, masterclasses and test flight demonstrations with the Pipistrel Velis Electro, the first certified electric aircraft, all with the purpose of sharing knowledge, creating dialogue on the future of aviation and on interisland connectivity in the Dutch Caribbean.

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