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At Sine Draco, we are driven by customer needs, transforming engineering ideas into the best solutions. Every aspect of our company reflects a new way of thinking about aircraft modification and maintenance, and is designed to deliver value to our customers quickly and efficiently. Sine Draco is made up of a team of leaders and partners whose innovation reflects the culmination of all our industry knowledge about performance, quality, and value.
The Sine Draco team has successfully completed numerous STC development programs across many airplane models and types. The team is recognized as industry leaders by airline and cargo operators, government agencies including the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and by airplane Original Equipment Manufacturers such as The Boeing Company, Airbus SE, and The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). Sine Draco’s core team represents literally hundreds of years of experience in major modification, engineering, and certification programs in the commercial aircraft aviation industry.
Sine Draco is a multinational corporation headquartered in Nanchang, China with subsidiaries in Tianjin, Shanghai, and Dunhuang, China and Bellevue, Washington in the United States.
Sine Draco Aviation Center
Aviation Storage, Salvage
and Recycling Center
Sine Draco Aviation Development
Sine Draco Aviation Technology
North America Headquarters
Sine Draco Aviation Services
China Services Center
Sine Draco Aviation Equipment
Sine Draco is the evolution of aircraft modification and maintenance. This starts with the people and their cumulative industry knowledge.
The Sine Draco team has successfully completed numerous STC development programs across many airplane models and types. The team is industry recognized by airline and cargo operators, government agencies including the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and by airplane Original Equipment Manufacturers such as The Boeing Company, Airbus SE, and The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). Sine Draco’s core team represents literally hundreds of years of experience in major modification, engineering, and certification programs in the commercial aircraft aviation industry.
Our team also includes key members approved by the FAA as Designated Engineering Representatives (DER) and Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DAR) and are authorized by the FAA to approve and certify designs on behalf of the FAA.
AMY ZHANG, Chairperson
Amy brings 30+ years aviation industry related experience in engineering management, international representation and business development. Amy is currently the Chairperson and majority owner of Sino Aviation Equipment Company, Ltd., a position she has held since 2001. She has previously held positions at theChina National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation, Shenzhen Branch (Import – Export of aviation equipment); Maintenance Engineer, China Southern Airlines Shenzhen Branch; Liaison Engineer MD82 Program - a Sino US cooperation program, Shanghai Aircraft Industry Corporation. She is a graduate of Beijing Aeronautics and Astronautics University, Aircraft Design.
ALEX DERIUGIN, Director and Chief Executive Officer
Alex has 30+ years successful experience providing fiscal, strategic and operations leadership in uniquely challenging situations, globally as President/CEO of an energy focused global technology company, in key senior leadership positions in Operations, Program Management, Customer Support and Global Supply Chain Management with the Boeing Company; and at Boeing – DeHavilland Director of Material (Purchasing) and Purchasing Operations. Skills include Operations and Supplier Management. He has extensive experience in aircraft production, passenger to freight conversions across numerous aircraft models and customer airlines, contract negotiations, lean manufacturing, strategic alliances, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
STEPHEN LEE, Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President, Business Development
Stephen has 35+ years commercial aviation and aerospace industry experience including 21 years at The Boeing Company. His specific fields of emphasis are: 1. technical and certification program management, 2 sales and business development, 3. venture development and program management and 4. business acquisitions, partnership strategy formulation, consultation and execution. He has led teams to set up ventures in China including a Sino-US Aviation Modification and Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Venture (JV) in Shanghai, China. He brings expertise in direct sales and business development activities with Asian airlines, aviation customers and government agencies.
ERIC CHEN, Senior Advisor
Eric is an aviation veteran with over 27 years in the industry with extensive management, China aviation industry experience and global networks and connections. Eric joined Airbus SA in 1994 as an Area Sales Director and has held positions as Vice President Sales and External Affairs, Senior Vice President of Commercial and External Affairs, President and CEO of Airbus China and was promoted to Chairman of Airbus China in 2019. Eric was instrumental in growing the Airbus in-service fleet and presence in China. Eric joined Sine Draco team as Senior Advisor in 2021.
CHARLES MICHAEL STEWART, Senior Advisor
Mike has many years of commercial aviation and aerospace industry experience including 40 years at The Boeing Company. His experience include Business Unit Leader; Profit and Loss Responsibility; Manufacturing; Program Management; Supplier Management and Procurement; Customer Support with the Boeing Company. He led the development of the Company’s Freighter Conversion business unit where he developed market strategy and business model, with P&L responsibility for all Boeing freighter conversion programs, generating $500M annual revenue. He has worked directly with suppliers, partners, customers and regulatory authorities throughout the world including in China, Taiwan, Italy, Singapore, Israel and the United States.
DAMIAN HORRIGAN, Ph D., Executive Vice President Technical
Damian brings 30+ years extensive successful engineering and manager experience in aviation industry at major international airlines and OEMs. His responsibilities include being directly responsible for engineering, engineering staff, implementation of engineering department procedures and development of new skills and capabilities. He works with customers to ensure Sine Draco products conform to customers’ requirements and customer needs.
JOHN BROM, Executive Vice President, Global Support Services
John has over 40 years of outstanding performance in the airline and high technology industry with a record of progress to increasingly important responsibilities in every employment. Characterized by others as an inspiring leader with proven skills in labor relations and negotiations, incisive in identifying problems, imaginative in finding and implementing solutions, and strong in comprehensive, accurate planning leading to improved productivity and profitability. Accomplished an impressive turnaround for a deficient main hub and consolidated heavy maintenance overhaul from two major base facilities to one base.
SUZY XIONG, Chief Financial Officer
Chinese CPA and CTA (Certified Tax Advisor) holder, with years of experience in auditing, investment banking, consulting, and private equity, focusing on corporate financial management, investment and financing planning and risk management.
CHRISTOPHER STAFFORD, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing
Chris joined Sine Draco bringing a diverse background with over 28 years of commercial aviation experience. Chris served in various engineering, marketing, product management, sales and business development roles with The Boeing Company and Aviation Partners Boeing (APB). Most recently, as Senior Director of Sales and Marketing with APB, Chris was responsible for managing APB business relationships, the promotion and sale of Blended Winglet technology and services for a global customer base. Chris brings extensive experience developing product and service strategies, product development roadmaps, and marketing and sales strategies for aviation products and services to the team.
KEVIN HUANG, Sales Manager
Kevin brings over 11 years of aircraft maintenance and engineering management to Sine Draco. With extensive experience in aircraft inspection, entry into service and lease redelivery, Kevin is extremely knowledgeable in second-hand aircraft introduction and lease return requirements. Previously, Kevin was in charge of engineering technology, planning and base maintenance as the Deputy General Manager of the Maintenance and Engineering Department of Okay Airways.
SAMUEL HU, Sales Program Manager
Samuel has over 10 years of program management, sales and business development experience in commercial aviation and aerospace industries. He brings extensive experience in program management for engineering, design and modification programs, systems integration, ground and flight test evaluations and certification support to the team. Currently, Samuel is focused on developing customer relationships, sales and customer engagement and program management of contracted programs.
Eric Chen, aviation industry veteran, joins Sine Draco Aviation Development Company, Ltd as Senior Advisor.
Shenyang Commercial Aircraft Corporation Selected for Manufacturing of the A321-200 SDF Main Deck Cargo Door
A321-200 SDF Development Program
– Prototype airplane was inducted in early-October for the conversion from the all passenger to all freight configuration.
– FAA approved the Project Specific Certification Plan (PSCP) for Sine Draco’s A321-200 SDF Supplemental Type Certificate.
- Prototype airplane was inducted in mid-July for a 6Y heavy maintenance check to be immediately followed by the conversion to the all-cargo configuration.
– Pre-modification ground and flight testing to support the design, development and certification of the A321-200 SDF was successfully completed in late-February.
Sine Draco Aviation Center application for AS9100D / ISO9100:2015 approval submitted; Approval expected by January 2022.
Ascent Aviation Services selected for A321-200 SDF passenger-to-freighter conversion and 6Y heavy maintenance check
Sine Draco Aviation Technologies, Ltd receives AS9100D and ISO9001:2015 approvals
Sine Draco Aviation Center, Ltd. (SDAC) established at Dunhuang Airport (Dunhuang, Gansu, China) to provide airplane storage and part-out services
Sine Draco (Nanchang) Aviation Engineering Technology Company, Ltd (Sine Draco NAETC) established at Nanchang Airports (Nanchang, Jiangxi, China) to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services
Sine Draco acquires an A321-200 airplane to support the A321-200 SDF passenger-to-freighter conversion program
A321-200 SDF Program Detailed Design initiated
Sine Draco (Tianjin) Aviation Equipment Import and Export Company, Ltd established
A321-200 SDF Preliminary Design Reviews completed
A321-200 SDF Program – Tier 1 Suppliers Selected
- Sierra Nevada Corporation
- 3S Engineering and 3S Certification
- Ancra International, LLC
- TLG Aerospace
Sine Draco Aviation Development, Ltd (SDAT) contracted for installation and aftermarket support of ALOFT AeroArchitects ARJ21 Auxiliary Fuel Tank System
A321-200 SDF FAA Project Specific Certification Plan submitted and FAA Project Number assigned
Sine Draco Aviation Technology Company, Ltd. established
Sine Draco Aviation Development Company, Ltd. established
A321-200 SDF Passenger-to-Freighter Program launched
A321-200 SDF Program Partnership established