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COMAC signs agreement for constructing "Trunk Liner College" with CAFUC

Last Updated (Beijing Time):2018-11-06   Source:News Center of COMAC
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Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) signed a Framework Strategic Cooperation Agreement for constructing a "Trunk Liner College" with Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) on the opening day of ceremony of the 12th Airshow China on November 6th, 2018, with the aim of speeding up the development of China-made commercial aircraft industry and the cultivation of civil aviation talents. Mr. Liu Linzong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Vice President of COMAC, and Mr. Guan Lixin, President of CAFUC, attended the signing ceremony.

Mr. Liu Linzong expressed that the construction of the "Trunk Liner College" would further promote the joint cultivation of China-made commercial aircraft pilots, flight instructors, professional technical talents and postgraduates, and promote the development of commercial aircraft flight and operation technology. He hoped that both sides could take this cooperation as an opportunity to further implement and study Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the spirits of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), implement the spirits of the major instructions made by General Secretary Xi Jinping on trunk liner career, keep our mission firmly in mind and work together to build a strong civil aviation country, and make new and greater contributions to realizing the Chinese dream and the Trunk Liner Dream.

Mr. Guan Lixin expressed that during the past five years, CAFUC and COMAC maintained a stable cooperation in areas including talents cultivation and scientific and technical innovation, and strongly promoted the development of China-made commercial aicraft including C919 through university-industry cooperation complementing each other's advantages. CAFUC would take this signing as an opportunity to construct the "Trunk Liner College" with a high standard, and would construct a high-level mutually beneficial interest community together with COMAC in order to make new contributions to and write a new chapter for the sound and steady development of China-made commercial aircraft industry.

According to the agreement, COMAC would construct the "Trunk Liner College" with CAFUC, set up a management committee of "Trunk Liner College", establish a Trunk Liner flight class, open a Trunk Liner engineer class and a Trunk Liner operation class, start a Trunk Liner postgraduate class, cultivate badly needed talents in aircraft design, manufacturing, maintenance and flight technology and carry out aircraft modification training for instructors, in order to effectively promote the development of China-made commercial aircraft industry.

Directly subordinate to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), since the foundation 62 years ago, CAFUC, which is honored as a cradle for China's civil pilots and the "Huangpu Military Academy" for China's civil management staff, has cultivated over 70% pilots for China's civil aviation and 160,000 professional technical talents for civil aviation. COMAC signed a Framework Strategic Cooperation Agreement with CAFUC in November 2014. Both sides centered on the areas of professional training, course development, resource sharing and support, operation management of aircraft and flight simulator, and academic exchange and cooperation, promoting the implementation of a number of key cooperation projects.

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