The Aero Engine Maintenance Training Center has graduated the 10,000th student to complete CFM56 line maintenance training since opening its doors in 1996. AEMTC is a cooperative venture between CFM, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, Civil Aviation Supplies Holding Co., Civil Aviation Flying University of China (CAFUC), GE Aviation and Snecma.
AEMTC was the first training center of its kind in China and was originally opened to support operation of the CFM56 and GE CF6. The school is located within the CAFUC campus in Guanghan, Sichuan Province.
A spokesman for GE told AIN the school trains 700 to 800 students every year. GE and Snecma have continued to invest in AEMTC over the years both to equip the center and to expand its capabilities. In addition to helping design the school to U.S. standards, the companies have equipped it with CFM56-3, CFM56-5B, CFM56-7B and CF6-80C2 training engines, tooling, instruction manuals and teaching aids. The curriculum features hands-on courses in basic engine introduction, line maintenance, fan balancing, borescoping and other skills.