Jia Xu CTO and Sr. Director Engineering, UAM and UAS Honeywell


Jia Xu is CTO for unmanned aerial systems and urban air mobility at Honeywell Aerospace. In his role Xu leads strategic technology and product development and engineering execution. Xu previously led strategic planning and business development for the same business. Before joining Honeywell, Xu worked as chief architect for UAM systems at Airbus, where he built operational architectures and data-driven business cases for UAM vehicles and networks. He also held leadership positions at the RAND Corporation, where he drove its advanced technology portfolio in AI/ML, UAS, and autonomy. On the air vehicle side, Xu worked on UAS design at General Atomics and taught aerodynamics as an adjunct lecturer at Stanford. Xu received his Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford. He also holds Master of Science degrees in aeronautics from Imperial College London and in international relations from the London School of Economics