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SkyGrid announces new Chief Executive Officer

SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, has announced that Jia Xu has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding Amir Husain who will remain actively engaged with the company as a board member. The company also announced that Boeing has added to its investment in SkyGrid to support the company’s future product strategy to be led by Xu.

“Xu brings decades of strategic, technical, product development, and market leadership to SkyGrid. Previously, Xu served as the Chief Technology Officer for unmanned aerial systems and urban air mobility at Honeywell Aerospace” according to the press release. “Xu has also held several roles leading autonomy and unmanned systems at Airbus, General Atomics, and RAND Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford.

“At inception in 2018, SkyGrid was established to explore the emerging small UAS (sUAS), beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), and Advanced Air Mobility markets. As founding CEO, Amir successfully led this exploratory phase to inform SkyGrid’s future strategy focused on the development of secure third-party services for remotely piloted aircraft. With new investment from Boeing, the company will accelerate its product development to advance the safe integration of commercial autonomy into the airspace.”

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