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Article author: Sergey Morozov (Ukraine), winner of the Friendship Prize of the Chinese government, visiting specialist of the Shanghai Aviation Design and Research Institute (SADRI)
On May 5, 2017, a large Chinese-made C919 aircraft successfully completed its first test flight at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. I was honored to witness this great and inspiring moment in the history of aviation. Although I myself am from Ukraine, but when I saw the C919 soaring into the blue sky, I experienced incomparable pride.
I worked for 28 years in the Ukrainian Antonov aircraft concern, and then I was invited to work by the Chinese Avicorporation Avic as an expert in testing automatic control systems for transport aircraft. In 2012, I joined the Shanghai Aviation Design and Research Institute (SADRI) at COMAC. My institute takes on the important task of designing and developing large aircraft; I am mainly responsible for the study of the C919 aircraft control system. My colleagues are mainly young people who graduated from Chinese aviation institutes, I am enthusiastic to cooperate with them. In China, a large population, the development of civil aviation can not only meet the demand of people in transport, but also creates many jobs.
The first flight of the C919 is just the beginning. We must continue to make efforts, we cannot relax for a minute. After the first flight, customers often visit our company, they have very high hopes for us. I am sure that if we step by step will persistently move forward, we will certainly achieve success.
Before arriving in China, I knew practically nothing about this country. My native language is Russian and I usually communicate with my colleagues in English. When they misunderstand me, I write, draw and gesticulate. I also learn simple Chinese phrases from staff. After a few years, I can say a lot in Chinese. Today, I feel that I have truly integrated into this beautiful country. In 2018, I received a certificate of permanent residence permit for foreigners. I carry this document in my outerwear pocket and occasionally show it to others.
For 70 years, China has achieved development successes that have attracted worldwide attention. China's significant progress in various industries has laid a solid foundation for research. As for the aviation industry, in recent years, the ARJ21 short-range aircraft has already been put into commercial operation, the C919 made its first test flight. China's civil aviation is entering a new period of dynamic development. I express confidence that in the future more passenger aircraft developed by China on its own will soar in the sky.