Anyang, a city which can fly
Located in the north of Henan Province, Anyng is adjacent to Hebei Province and Shanxi Province, with the total area of 7,413 km2 and a population of about 5,7000,000.
Blessed with abundant tourist resources, natural and humanistic landscape, Anyang is an excellent tourist city and a famous tourist destination across the world. Anyang is one of eight ancient capitals of China, the hometown of oracle-bone inscriptions, cradle of Chouyi, and location of the world cultural heritage——Yinxu.
Being an important industrial base in Henan Province. Anyang possesses 9 provincial industrial clusters and nearly 6,000 various industrial enterprises, including about 1000 enterprises above the designated size. Anyang is a regional traffic hub and a business and logistics center and has formed the “Double Cross” transport architecture by integrated with railways and expressways.
Anyang has a variety of aviation resources, and is equipped with many advantages and conditions for general aviation, low-altitude airspace economy and aviation sports, which can be rarely compared by other cities in China. Anyang has open airspace which covers 4,420 kilometers with an altitude of below 3,000 meters.
Anyang Aero Sports School of the General Administration of Sports of China is the largest aviation club and air-sports training and game center of China Air Sports Association, boasting a total of 47 aircrafts of various kinds and a general aviation airport with perfect conditions. The school has the qualification for training civil aircraft pilots approved by Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC). It is the first school in China to introduce the light airplanes and advanced training experience.
The Mt. Linlv International Paragliding Base in Linzhou (a county belonging to Anyang) enjoys the reputation as the “holy land for paragliding” for its world-class natural conditions for paragliding, attracting hundreds and thousands of visitors and paragliders all over the world. Based on its unique natural conditions, the Linzhou Paragliding Club and other non-governmental organizations actively organize all kinds of training and competitions. An international training and entertainment center for paragliding, paramotor, delta wing and other light aircrafts takes shape preliminarily.
Anyang Airsports, culture and Tourism Festival has been hosted for 5 consecutive years since 2009, which helps the city to enhance the popularity of brand of Anyang as an aviation city and attract lots of investment in aviation.
In August 2010, the State Council and Central Military Commission issued the “Views on Deepening Reform of Low-altitude Airspace Management in China” to make arrangements for deepening the reform of low-altitude airspace management in China. Last year, the CAAC has issued a series of policies and regulations to promote the development of general aviation and dedicated to improving the environment of general aviation and enhancing the ability of general aviation services.
With the gradual opening up of China’s low-altitude airspace, development of general aviation has a new flourish around the country. The quantity of general airlines and aircrafts will grow substantially in the years to come, thus demands for professional and technical personnel such as pilots, aircraft maintenance, flight attendants etc. are constantly increasing. Due to the limited capability of training pilots and maintenance personnel, this situation is difficult to get changed in short term, unable to satisfy the needs of development of general aviation in the country.
Anyang takes full advantage of its superiority in aviation, grasps the key point and solves the problems which restrict the development of general aviation by its own initiative. Anyang has taken the lead to carry out the training for pilots and maintenance personnel of general aviation and has made efficient trial in the academic education in the pilots of general aviation. As a leader in Henan Province, Anyang is also influential to some extent in the whole country.
Under the guidance and leadership of the Anyang government, Anyang Vocational and Technical College has established majors of aircrafts maintenance、aviation mechanics and flight attendant training.
Anyang Institute of Technology has been proved for Bachelor’s degree of flight technology by Ministry of Education and CAAC and become the 11th institute in China which has the qualification of pilot training. Students will obtain a pilot business license after receiving a Bachelor’s degree.
Anyang Aero Sports School of the General Administration of Sports of China has trained approximately 2000 pilots of private and business aircrafts from China, Africa, Japan, HK and other countries and regions. Now it is exploring and enlarging the pilot-training market at home and abroad.
Anyang Airports has been listed in the “12th Five-Year Plan” of CAAC and will be completed in 2015 on schedule. Relying on the construction of the airport, Anyang is planning to build a general aviation industrial park so as to develop industries related to aviation, promote the development of equipment manufacture, scientific research, after-sale service, aviation training school, sightseeing and exhibition, international events and aviation tourism etc, thus forming an important high-end general aviation industry assembling base of Henan province and even of China.
Now, with convenient traffic, economic boom, stability, harmony, Anyang is just like a shining pearl inlaid in North Henan. In the future, Anyang will make full use of the natural conditions, airsports advantages and the bright prospect of general aviation , focus on the pilot-training and vigorously expand the field of aviation.
Anyang is energetic soil for investment ,and will provide abundant opportunities for investors in airsports and general aviation. Welcome to Anyang, a city which can fly and will fly higher in the near future.