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Announcement of Dr. Kay Yong’s new position as the ASC’s Chairman


Publication Date 2004-06-02
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Premier Yu has appointed Dr. Kay Yong, the current Managing Director of the Aviation Safety Council, Taiwan, as the Council’s third-term Chairman. Dr. Yong’s appointment became effective from May 25, 2004, as he succeeded Dr. Victor Liu, who had been the Chairman since year 2000.



As the Managing Director of ASC since its establishment on May 25,1998, Dr. Yong has dedicated a great deal of effort in the improvement of flight safety in this region and actively involved in the interactions with world safety and investigation agencies. Under his leadership, ASC has established its capabilities in civil aviation accident investigation within 6 years. His professionalism is recognized by the international aviation community and was awarded with the Sir Barnes Wallis Medal by the Guild of Air Pilots & Air Navigators, United Kingdom in 2001 and by the Aviation Week & Space Technology as the recipient of the 2002 Laurels Award in commercial aviation.


Chairman Yong received his BS degree from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. his MS and PhD degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York in Mechanical Engineering.


Prior to his career with the Aviation Safety Council, Dr. Yong also served as the Director of Aerospace Science and Technology Research Center of National Cheng-Kung University, Vice President in R&D of Microelectronic Technology Inc, Deputy Director of National Space Program Office, and Director of The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California, USA.


During the ceremony, Chairman Yong highly compliment the efforts and contribution of former Chairman Victor Liu and commit that Chairman Liu’s leadership and tradition will carry on in the future.



Media contact: Safety Investigator Tracy Jen

Tel: 25475200-167
Tracy@asc.gov.tw

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