The Chinese Aeronautical Establishment (CAE) is a state-owned, government-sponsored overarching aeronautical research organization in China. Founded in 1960, CAE is now leading an advanced research system consisting of 36 research institutes around China. CAE is the key coordinator of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in aeronautical science and technology on behalf of the Chinese government.

CAE is dedicated to top-level aeronautical science and technology research and development. It organizes and conducts basic and applied research programs with its domestic and international partners following the principles of “Exploring, Innovating, Opening and Sharing”.

CAE operates research and test facilities and equipment around China; develops advanced tools for aeronautical computation and simulation; conducts system integration, technology demonstration and conceptual design.

CAE has been running the Aeronautical Science Foundation to sponsor basic research around China for 30 years. CAE is also responsible for the post-graduate education in aerospace arena, with more than 3,000 students having graduated from CAE with master or doctor degrees.

CAE has established close research partnership with national research institutes of Germany, France, the Netherland, Russia and the United States in the past three decades. CAE is also an active participant in multilateral cooperation to promote scientific and technological research. CAE is a national member of the International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR) and an associate member of the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS).

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