Peter Chang ‘74
Peter D. Chang was born in Taiwan and came to the United States at the age of fifteen. After completing high school in the Portland area, Mr. Chang attended Lewis & Clark College and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international affairs. Mr. Chang went on to earn a Master’s degree in international management from The American Graduate School on International Management in Glendale, Arizona.
Mr. Chang, presently Senior Advisor to Aircastle Advisors, LTD (“AYR”), a commercial airliner leasing concern, listed on NYSE, started his aviation career in 1979 when he joined Boeing.
During the 28 years in the industry, Mr. Chang has participated in the McDonnell Douglas – China Co-Production program, marketed MD narrow-body was well as wide-body aircraft. He was the first to start the aircraft Operating Leases in China while serving as Managing Director for Guinness Peat Aviation. Chang founded China Aviation Marketing Services, a consulting firm which represented Boullioun Aviation Services (also served as Sr. Vice President , Marketing 2000-2005) Gulfstream, FedEx, ATR, GPA, Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprises, Rockwell-Collins, Thomson, and other aviation related entities. Mr. Chang also served as the Executive Director, for Aviation Capital Group located in Newport Beach, CA.
Mr. Chang, and his wife Alice Fajen Chang (‘74), have two sons, Alexander and Patrick. They split their time between Seattle and Bay of Islands, New Zealand. As a family they enjoy travel, boating, cooking, reading, tennis, golf and scuba diving.