he General Aviation industry in China is still a relatively green field, with vast market opportunity but a few competitors. This industry started to boom since China announced the 13th Five-Year-Plan, which is a strategic planning by the Chinese government for 2016 - 2020. To seize this huge opportunity, a Chinese company purchased Top Cub’s type certificate and all its relevant intellectual properties, after a lengthy process and lots of patience over 5 years, and finally approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. in May, 2015 along with the signature of the Secretary of State of the United States of America. Then it set up the Washington based company Topcub Aircraft LLC (topcubaircraft.com) to serve the international markets, and China based sites to serve the China market. Please join me to hear Mr. Changjia Ge, General Manager of Topcub Aircraft LLC, talks about the general aviation industry in China and their plan in anticipating the surging demand.
About the Guest
Changjia Ge graduated from Brown University with a MS Degree and his bachelor degree was in Mechanical Engineering from China. Since 2014, Changjia has dedicated in general aviation industry and started his own business Chancellor Global LLC in Los Angeles in 2015, focusing on light sport aircraft import & export, maintenance, electric aircraft research & manufacturing, and aviation related technology transfer. He met the founder of Topcub Aircraft LLC, Mr. Zhijun Qian, in 2015 and was fascinated by Mr. Qian’s passion and the huge opportunity in China. So Changjia joined Topcub Aircraft in 2016 and is responsible for the North America business. The company purchased the Type Certificate of CC18-180 issued by FAA from Cubcrafters Inc, and mainly manufactures Topcub Aircraft which is a certified aircraft regulated by FAR Part 23. The parent company is Liaoning Cub Aircraft Corp, and consists of 4 brunches located in Dalian and Yingkou in China, Arlington in WA, and Portland in OR.