Binzhou Flying College is located in Binzhou University (Chinese: 滨州学院) is a public university located in Binzhou, Shandong province.
The university was established in 1958.
The university offers 38 diplomas, with 19 undergraduate majors. It is the first regional university in China to offer flight training for pilots. It operates a number of research centers and institutes in diverse areas including ecology, military science, history and ancient books. It has received 23 Provincial Scientific Research awards and has published extensively in the field of science.
Faculty and Students:
The university hosts a student body of approximately 18,000 full-time students, with a teaching faculty of over 700.
The University has set up Flying College since 2006 and became the first regional university to train pilots in China. I could not find s decent website in English for the University and the Flying College.
The Binzhou Flying College has several sections, such as intensive courses, maintenance of aircraft and parts, training for flight control in airport and other. It is said to have some 1,500 students.
The visit on 30 November
In front of Binzhou Flying College there are two planes, can also be used for training.
See the flight simulators, the workshops for maintenance training, classrooms, assembly of model planes, training for airport flight management (see the video clip, click to play).
China lacks commercial pilots and as for now has to employ many foreign pilots (Brazil and other countries).
The students can practice in the Aircraft City where Shandong Bin Ao is located.
See the pictures:
Shandong Bin Ao Aircraft Industries
Shandong Bin Ao Aircraft Industries Co., Ltd. is located in the Dagao Town, Zhanhua County, Binzhou City.
The company was founded in 2008. It is a joint venture set up by Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH. The joint venture manufactures mainly DA40 Diamond Aircraft with a yearly production scale of 500 aircraft.
See: www.bin-ao.com (Chinese only)
Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH/Shandong Bin Ao delivered 40 DA40 and 10 DA42 aircrafts to China. The aircraft, manufactured in Austria, Canada and China, are primarily used for commercial pilot training.
About the Diamond Group
In 1981 Hoffmann Aircraft GesmbH was established as a 100% subsidiary of Simmering-Graz-Pauker AG with its head office in Vienna and began the production of the Diamond MK II.
Diamond Aircraft, headquartered in Austria with facilities in Canada and China, is amongst the leading aircraft manufacturer in General Aviation. Founded in 1981, Diamond has pioneered many aviation firsts and achieved numerous milestones and industry expert accolades.
Today, Diamond Aircraft has more than 1,000 employees worldwide and offers the most complete range of certified piston aircraft models: from the 2 seat single DA20 to the stunning 7 seat DA62. With its complete line of piston aircraft including a dedicated flight training concept with Single Engine Piston (DA40 NG) and Multi Engine Piston (DA42-VI) trainers, along with type-specific flight training simulators and proprietary engines, Diamond Aircraft is the only sole source provider in the fleet training market.
In 1996 the company was first named named Diamond Aircraft.
First flight of a jointly developed multi-engine hybrid electric aircraft, commenced on 31 October 2018.
In 2017 Wanfeng Aviation Industry CO., LTD acquires the Diamond Group, including Austria, Canada and Austro Engine.
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The SCMP reports that Expat pilots who fly 737 MAX see job offers dry up. Chinese airlines still pay above-market wages but the lengthy grounding has hit a swathe of roles paying multiple times the median salary of a commercial pilot in the United States. See https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3042166/chinese-airlines-drop-foreign-pilots-wake-boeing-737-max In 2016 China employed over 1,000 foreign pilots