Binzhou Flying College

Flying school

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).

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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

See: https://www.diamondaircraft.com/en/about-diamond/why-diamond/

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.

Binzhou Bohai Piston

The company

Shandong Binzhou Bohai Piston Co., Ltd (SBBP) is one of the 520 State Enterprises in China, located in Binzhou (Shandong) and has over 60 years of history (founded in 1951).

Website: http://www.bhpiston.com/en/gywm_gsjj.asp

Core product of SBBP is high performance piston with diameters of Φ30mm-Φ350mm. See some samples in the pictures.

Piston variety is over 1000 and annual production capacity is 30 million pieces, widely applied in all kinds of sedan car, motorcycles and marine engines, engineering machinery and other.

Main customers include famous large scale auto works and engine manufacturers in the domestic market and overseas, such as GM, DaimlerChrysler Ford, Caterpillar, Cummins FAW Wuxi Diesel Engine CO, FAW Dalian Diesel Engine Co, Shanghai Diesel Engine Co, Yulin Diesel Engine Co, Dongfeng Chaoyang Diesel Engine Co, Chery Automobile Dongfeng Cummins Engine Co, Beiqi Foton Motor Co, Nanjing Fiat Automobile, Harbin Dongan Power Co, Yunnei Power Co, Daewoo Heavy Industries & Machinery, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. in USA, Greaves Cotton Limited in India. It has a 220 service parts distribution network covering 34 provinces in China and occupies 30% of the comprehensive market share and over 40% share of the heavy-duty truck market in China.

International quality system related to manufacturing of automobile components and standards: ISO90OO, QS-9000, VDA6.1, ISO/TS16949, IATF16949, ISO14001, OHSAS18001, among other.
In June 2015, SBBP state-owned equities were incorporated into Beijing Automotive Group.

Visit to SBBP

On 30 November 2019 our delegation of foreign specialists visited the enormous factory.
See the pictures where you will notice the whole manufacturing chain is automated and very few if any workers are around.

All in all pretty impressive…

Bohai Advanced Technology Research Institute

We also visited the rather enormous construction site of this future Institute.

I am always impressed by the massive scale of those sites… and the speed they work…

 

BRITF at the Binzhou Seminar

The 2019 Qilu Trip for High-Level Foreign Experts

The participation of BRITF at the Binzhou Seminar was the highlight of the trip to Binzhou and was held on Saturday 30 November 2019 in the Binzhou Grand Hotel. See earlier entries about our trip.
Government leaders of Binzhou government opened the seminar and gave introductions to the city, also using a well-done video.

Keynote speeches by BRITF experts

Presentations:
– “Promoting Quality Tourism” by Gilbert Van Kerckhove
– “The advantages to resume production by UK pedigree pig genes” (Artificial Intelligence in agriculture)by William Spiers
– “Smart Binzhou, smart tech, smart expats” by David Feng
– “Industrial Development” by Vitaly Mankevich (Russia)

Roundtable forum 1: with participation of Sydney Parmenter
Roundtable forum 2: with participation of Maurice Eliam.

I received a very nice book about Sun Tzu, “The Art of War”, on … silk pages…

It is a pity that the city does not take full advantage of that famous historical figure. I understand they made some kind of a museum about him but is is a flop.

BRITF and UWEE in Binzhou

Foreign experts BRITF and UWEE in Binzhou

From 29 November to 1 December I headed a delegation of our foreign experts (BRITF-UWEE) to Binzhou (Shandong), to participate in a seminar, meet the heads of the Binzhou government and visit some key locations.
It was my second visit to Binzhou. In September 2018 I visited the Binzhou Polytechnic and I also stayed in the Binzhou Grand Hotel.
Our expert group: Sydney, William, David, Mary, Maurice and delegates of UWEE.

We were also joined by the Russian delegation I had received in Beijing in the morning of 29 November. There was also a lady delegate from Malaysia (Ms. Kanmani, University of Malaysia).
We stayed in the Binzhou Grand Hotel where also the seminar was held.
I was delighted to find in the hotel’s buffet Belgian endive!

About Binzhou

Website: http://www.binzhou.gov.cn/en/about/html/?257.html

Binzhou is a city located in the northern part of Shandong Province in China. It is two hours away by car from Shandong’s capital city Jinan. The city is located near the Yellow River and is  one of the most important transportation hubs in Northern China. The Yellow River Bridge in Binzhou is an important passageway that connects the province Jiangsu, Shandong, Beijing and Tianjin together.

Established in the Shang Dynasty (1600 to 1050 BCE), Binzhou has over 3000 years of history. It is the hometown of many significant figures in Chinese history, including Sun Tzu (544BC to 496BC), who is the author of the “The Art of War”, which has been translated into many languages as one of the best-selling books on military strategies. Today, Binzhou occupies an area of 9,600 sq. km and has a population of 3.8 million.

The main industries in Binzhou are textile, chemical engineering, metallurgical engineering, machinery manufacturing, food processing and new technologies.

Welcome

On the evening of 29 November we were officially welcomed by the Party Secretary, the mayor, the vice mayor and other leaders (see the list). Banquets on 29 and 30 November. Also present, Mr. Chen Kangfu of the Jiusan Society. The Russian delegation brought the heavy-drinking spirit. Our French delegate Maurice finished it all with a small piano concert.
See some pictures taken in the hotel and during the banquets (Binzhou Grand Hotel and Binzhou Zhonghai Hotel):

Overall it was a nice and friendly welcome. Police lined the streets to let our delegation pass…

BRITF visited Paris and Minsk

Going abroad

This year delegations of BRITF visited Paris and Minsk.

Paris in April and July 2019

I could not attend myself but Sun Bin took part. Our experts Jean Marsac and Martine Garreau from Paris joined, along with others.
See pictures of the 6 April and 18 July visits.

See the official statement for the 6 April 2019 visit: 190406Paris

Minsk, Belarus

The Ministry of Health of Belarus hosted the “One Belt and One Road International Medical Higher Education and Industry Development Forum” hosted by the Belarusian National Medical University. The French expert team led the group of European domestic medicines to gather in Minsk on 21 October 2019. Our experts Jean Marsac and Martine Garreau from Paris joined. Yan Fei from Beijing represented UWEE.

 

The forum defined three cooperation directions, through the signing of the cooperation and the relevant agreement by SDU-ZB Biomedical R&D Institute, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lincoln University College, MAHSA University, Paris Descartes University, Paris Sorbonne, and Belarusian State Medical University, We will open joint education programs in the cooperative colleges and universities, joint development of pre-master degree and doctoral talents. Chinese TCM enterprises will set up TCM centers in various countries.

For the official announcement and more pictures: 191021UWEEMinsk