About CAFUC Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) is the only full-time regular institution of higher education for civil aviation pilots, as well as technicians of other civil aviation specialties and high-quality applied professionals in engineering, management and arts required by national economy, under the direct jurisdiction of CAAC. With its headquarter 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. It has set up 7 colleges, including College of Flight Technology, College of Air Traffic Control, College of Aviation Engineering, College of Air Transport Management, College of Computer Science, College of Foreign Languages, and College of Cabin Attendants, Sports Department, Simulator Training Center, Aero Engine Maintenance Training Center, Aircraft Repair Plant, Sanxing General Airline Co., Ltd., and Chinese Civil Aviation Scientific Research Base. Now CAFUC has more than 8000 full-time students. It has formed an educational pattern of "flight orientation and comprehensive development" and become the largest "university of civil aviation" in Asia with world reputation.
In the past 50 years CAFUC accumulates abundant experiences and possesses over 500 flight or other specialty teachers with precise teaching style and exquisite technology, among which those with senior professional title account for about 30%. Of flight instructors 59 are granted the Meritorious Pilot title and some 100 are awarded golden, silver or copper medals of safe flying, accounting for 26% and 44% of the total respectively, and those whose safe flying hours is above 4000 account for 80%. Nowadays CAFUC has 5 well-equipped flight-training airports in Xinjin, Guanghan, Mianyang and Suining of Sichuan and Luoyang of Henan, 166 airplanes of 14 types for Instructional Training use and 30 supporting simulators and exercisers. In recent years CAFUC has made extraordinary achievements in aviation safety. It has won the highest award for general aviation—"Golden Seagull Cup" granted by CAAC for six times and been successively granted the honorable titles of "National Advanced Primary Party Organization", "National Model Unit of Safe Flying", "National Model Unit in Taking Comprehensive Measures to Maintain Public Order", "National Civil Aviation Advanced Unit of Safe Flying", "Sichuan Model Unit", "Sichuan Advanced Unit in Ideological and Political Work in Colleges and Universities", "Excellent Higher Education Institution of Carrying out School Sports Work Regulations", etc.
At present CAFUC offer 20 specialties for undergraduates, including flight technology (cargo transport aircraft pilot, general aircraft pilot, helicopter pilot), transport and communication (air traffic control, flight dispatch, aeronautical information and airfield control), English, computer science and technology, business administration, heat energy and power engineering, electronic information engineering, safety engineering, traffic engineering, logistic management, marketing, cabin attendant and tourist management, business management and air service. CAFUC passed the undergraduate teaching level evaluation by the Ministry of Education in 2004 and has got the right to confer "vehicle operation engineering" and "transportation planning and management" master degrees in 2006, which marks CAFUC is entitled to recruit and bring up master's candidates and confer corresponding master degrees of 6 programs, i.e., flight technology and aviation safety, human factor engineering, maintenance and mechanic engineering, air traffic and transport management, air traffic operational environment, and flight program design and optimization from then on.
Since its foundation CAFUC has been responsible for high-quality flight technical talent cultivation for CAAC. According to development requirements of civil aviation and higher education, it works hard and innovates to have established a complete talent cultivation system for civil aviation of China and formed distinct educational characteristics. During the 50 years CAFUC has cultivated over 10000 pilots and 5000 ground technical professionals for Chinese civil aviation and done the transition training of about 7000 (person-times) pilots and continuing education of 8000 (person-times) professionals of civil aviation. It also has cultivated a large number of pilots for such countries and regions as Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Mongolia, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Macao. Its adult education and private pilot certificate training has begun to take shape.
In 2004, the experts group of undergraduate teaching level evaluation from the Ministry of Education said their impression of CAFUC so: "Civil Aviation Flight University of China is an institution of higher education with accurate orientation, clear thought, strong strength, distinct characteristic, intrinsic spirit and widespread demeanour".