Turbomeca (Safran group) and the CAFUC signed a contract for Training Programs in China

Zhuhai, 16 November 2010
Turbomeca (Safran group) and the CAFUC signed a contract
for Training Programs in China
Turbomeca (Safran group) has signed a contract with the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC), to develop a Turbomeca maintenance training program for qualified engineers and an initial training program to qualify engines maintenance engineers close to Chengdu.
The new training programs provide advanced courses in line maintenance and inspection of Turbomeca engines, which power the half of Chinese helicopters fleet with licensed engines.

Xiaoyong Zheng, president of CAFUC, said: "I am very pleased to see that our cooperation with Turbomeca has taken a substantial step forward. CAFUC has contributed herself in a long-term period to civil aviation pilot training and the maintenance training in the field of aero-engine has accumulated a wealth of experience. Our cooperation starts from the initial helicopter engine maintenance training program which provides to China a worldwide standard of engines maintenance engineers, the best we maintain helicopters engines the best we keep helicopters flying!"

Lin Yang, general manager of Turbomeca (Beijing) Helicopter Engines Trading Co. Ltd (TBHE), explains the advantage of this agreement: "Turbomeca aims to support the growing Chinese helicopter industry. We are pleased to take this very important step in fulfilling that commitment and are looking forward to develop a long and fruitful relationship with CAFUC. These new programs will train experienced engineers for the new range of engine in China, and also train new engineers for the future. Efficient training in aeronautics improves flight safety and aircraft availability."

Turbomeca offers the best level standard in training practises and organisation. That is why, as each training center of the network, this new one will work under "Training Know How Manual" based on more than 40 years of experience. It will help the CAFUC to meet EASA Part 147 and local authorities standards requirements. Also by working in a win/win philosophy hand-in-hand with CAFUC to develop it and build also initial program for engines maintenance engineers Turbomeca will to build a long term knowledge and high level of maintenance in China.

This training center will be managed directly by the head of TBHE training recently appointed to ensure continuity of relationships between customers and Turbomeca. Pursuing this line of geographical and cultural proximity, training courses will be conducted in Chinese by a CAFUC instructor, trained and coached by Turbomeca.
Powering 300 helicopters in civilian and military sectors, Turbomeca is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer in China, where one of two helicopters is equipped with Turbomeca engines or engines manufactured under Turbomeca license.

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About Turbomeca
Turbomeca (Safran group) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced over 68 000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Dedicated to 2,350 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 16 sites, 26 Maintenance Centers, 24 Repair & Overhaul Centers and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians.
Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.

CAFUC is a prestigious university in worldwide and a leading aeronautic university in China, for the moment a unique characteristic training model and accumulated training experience over the years, specialized in pilots and aircrafts technical engineers and intent to expend its knowledge in helicopters engines technology. CAFUC cooperated with CFM and CAAC to establish the AEMTC (Aero Engine Maintenance Training Center) training center on CFM56 engines from 1995.

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