Civil Aviation Flight University of China - History

History

The university was created in 1956 by the predecessor of the China Civil Aviation Authority (CAAC). Its headquarters is in Guanghan City, Sichuan Province, CAFUC, covering a total area of over 15500mu, has four flight training sub-colleges in Xinjin, Guanghan, Luoyang and Mianyang and two air terminals in Luoyang and Suining.

Civil Aviation Flight University of China is the only full-time regular institution of higher education mainly for civil aviation pilots,as well as the first integrate institution for PPL,CPL and ATPL,under the direct jurisdiction of CAAC.since its establishment in 1956,CAFUC has brought up more than 50000 graduates of various kinds and overseas students,of whom,15000 are pilot students.SO CAFUC enjoys the reputations of "the cradle of chinese civil aviation pilots" and "the west chinese civil aviation leaders".

In 1989 the college expanded its flight training fleet, importing 20 SOCATA TB-20 aircraft powered by Lycoming 6-cylinder IO-540 engines. Additional TB-200 aircraft were added to the fleet, as well as Piper Seminole twin-engine aircraft. Further aircraft included over 100 Cessna 172R aircraft and additional Piper Seminole aircraft. They fly over 180,000 flight hours per year. They now operate over 300 single-engine Lycoming powered training aircraft. The "CAFUC" is now the worlds largest flight training institution - and further expansion has been put on schedule.

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