Luo Yang

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Luo Yang (1961-2012)

Luo Yang (罗阳) was the on-site general director for China's new J-15 fighter jet research and developing program. He died of a sudden heart attack when on duty in Dalian, Liaoning Province, on Nov. 25, 2012 at the age of 51.

Luo was also chairman of the board of directors and general manager of the Shenyang Aircraft Corp. He devoted all his energy and wisdom to the country's aviation activities, Luo Yang's Funeral Committee said in an announcement on Nov. 26.

On Nov. 26, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, paid tribute to Luo Yang and asked that all Party members and officials learn from Luo's personal merits and admirable spirit. Xi said Luo Yang had made outstanding contributions to the aviation industry and his death meant a great loss for the country.

On Nov. 27, the state-owned Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) awarded Luo the title of "Aviation Industry Hero and Model" for his contributions to the aviation industry. The All-China Federation of Trade Union conferred Luo the "May 1 Labor Medal" for his exemplary deeds and virtues.

All about Luo Yang's life:

Luo Yang was born in June 1961 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province.

In August 1982, Luo graduated from the Beijing-based Beihang University majoring in aircraft design. He was assigned to the Shenyang Aircraft Design and Research Institute and worked there as a designer.

In September 1992, he served as vice secretary and vice director of the Party branch of the Ninth Department of the Shenyang Aircraft Design and Research Institute.

In February 1994, he served as vice director of the Organization Department of the Shenyang Aircraft Design and Research Institute.

In January 1995, he served as director of the Organization Department of the Shenyang Aircraft Design and Research Institute.

In June 1995, he served as vice secretary of the Party Committee of the Shenyang Aircraft Design and Research Institute.

In June 1997, he served as secretary of the Party Committee and vice director of the Shenyang Aircraft Design and Research Institute.

In December 1999, he served as secretary of the Party Committee and executive vice director of the Shenyang Aircraft Design and Research Institute.

In July 2002, he served as secretary of the Party Committee and vice chairman of the board of directors of the Shenyang Aircraft Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd.

In November 2007, he served as chairman of the board of directors, general manager and vice secretary of the Party Committee of the Shenyang Aircraft Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd.

In December 2008, he served as vice general manager and member of the branch Leading Party Members' Group of the China Aviation Equipment Co. Ltd. of AVIC.

In January 2012, he served as special-grade member of the China Aviation Equipment Co., Ltd. of AVIC.

On Nov. 25, 2012 Luo died of a sudden heart attack when on duty in Dalian, Liaoning Province. He died one day after witnessing the successful take-off and landing of two J-15 fighter jets on China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.