Rocky Zhang, has been working as Vice President of Textron China Government Affairs from Jul 2014. He is responsible for government affairs and spearheading Textron’s aviation business development efforts in China.
Rocky Zhang is also the Co-Chair for General Aviation & Business Aviation Committee, and Manufacturing & Airworthiness Committee of U.S. & China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) on behalf of Textron. He has been leading different GABA projects with Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the aviation industry. Rocky Zhang has been working with U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and CAAC on a lot of activities including organizing and hosting the FAA Asia Pacific Airworthiness Bilateral Partnership Dialogue.
Besides the significant role in ACP, Rocky works in Asia Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) as the Chairman of AsBAA China Mainland Committee, leading the business aviation industry development in China mainland.
Before he joined Textron, Rocky has been worked in Boeing since the year of 2003. His last position in Boeing was Chief Engineer of Boeing China Service. In his more-than-11-year career in Boeing, Rocky held increasing management positions within Boeing Guangzhou office and Boeing China, and has been working closely with the Chinese commercial aviation industry. During the years in Boeing, Rocky has been well known for providing different trainings related to regulations, airworthiness, engineering management, aging aircraft, new technology, maintenance concept, best practices and other aircraft maintenance & engineering courses to thousands of professionals in the industry all over Great China.
Rocky has been serving as airplane maintenance mechanic, engineer and manager in Beijing Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation from 1995 to 2003. With years of hands-on aircraft maintenance and engineering background, he has accumulated plenty of professional aircraft knowledge and experiences.
Rocky holds a Double E Bachelor Degree from Northwestern Polytechnic University and a Master Degree of Business Administration from Rutgers University of New Jersey, and mechanic license from FAA.