Simaero and HNCA sign a new cooperation commitment

Mr. Nicolas Mouté and Mr. Zhang Mingchao exchange signatures on the MOU.

Behind them, from left to right: Mr. Guo Peng, Deputy Director-General, Administration of Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone – Mrs. Olivia Noirot-Nérin, Simaero Group CFO – Mr. Eric Renault, Simaero Chairman – Mr. Sun Shougang, Executive Vice Governor of the Henan Province – Mrs. Tang Xingli, Deputy Director-General, Henan Provincial Development and Reform Commission – Mr. Li Bingbing, Deputy Director-General, Foreign Affairs Office of Henan Provincial People’s Government – Mr. Wang Jun, Deputy Director-General, Henan Provincial Commerce Department.

After two years of successful collaboration in the Joint-Venture between Simaero China and HNCA Aviation Training Center, Simaero has welcomed Henan Civil Aviation Development & Investment Group (HNCA) representatives and the Delegation of Henan Province to confirm the tight relationship between the two companies and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for further cooperation in the years to come.

Simaero and HNCA collaborate to a superior level to develop the pilot training industry in the Henan Province and China.

Last week, Simaero received in its Paris Training Center HNCA’s Chairman, Mr. Zhang Mingchao, and the group’s top executives, along with the Delegation of the Henan Province led by Mr. Sun Shougang, Executive Vice Governor.

The HNCA team and the Henan Delegation met with the Simaero team as part of their official European visit to tighten the cooperation with aviation industry leaders. This joint visit to Simaero’s headquarters was the occasion to reaffirm the Chinese Government’s support for the collaboration between Simaero and HNCA and the willingness to develop new projects together to consolidate the position of the Henan Province as one of the major transportation hubs in China.

“This visit is a key milestone in the collaboration between Simaero and HNCA and the development of our business opportunities in China. Putting Simaero on their European tour agenda shows our mutual trust and the eagerness to implement new ambitious projects together in the booming Chinese pilot training industry,” explains Lei Jiang, General Manager of Simaero China.

Mr. Nicolas Mouté exchanges gifts with Mr. Sun Shougang, Executive Vice Governor of the Henan Province.

To strengthen this long-term partnership between the two groups, Mr. Nicolas Mouté, CEO of Simaero, and Mr. Zhang Mingchao, Chairman of HNCA, officially signed an MOU for enhanced cooperation in projects regarding flight simulation equipment asset management and the expansion of Simaero’s aviation training solutions in China.

“HNCA has been a strategic partner in developing our engineering solutions for flight simulation devices in China over the last years. This new commitment formalizes the promise of future great achievements in engineering, asset management, and pilot training solutions in the years to come,” confirms Nicolas Mouté, CEO of Simaero.

To initiate these new projects, the Simaero team is expected to visit the HNCA and Henan Province representatives in Zhengzhou in the coming months.



Simaero is a leading actor in Full Flight Simulators operations and Pilot Training worldwide. Headquartered in Paris, France, Simaero gives customers access to over 30 Full Flight Simulators in its four Training Centers in Paris CDG and Dinard, France; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Zhengzhou, China. Simaero is an Approved Training Organization for pilots, certified by EASA and more than 40 other civil aviation authorities, including South Africa, Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Brazil, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and UAE. Its academy offers a complete set of Type Rating training solutions covering a comprehensive range of aircraft types, including Airbus A320, A330, A340, and A350; Boeing 737, B757, B767, B777, B787; ATR 42/72-500/600, ERJ 145, Beech 1900, Dash 8, MD80/82, and Fokker 100. Simaero also provides Simulator Engineering Services to numerous customers across the world. The service includes simulator relocation, repair, upgrade, and preparation for certification and operation. In Joint Venture with HNCA, Simaero provides simulator engineering and maintenance services in China.


HNCA is a Chinese state-owned company established on August 29, 2011, mainly undertaking the responsibility mission of accelerating the development of Henan’s civil aviation industry, participating in the restructuring and cooperation of domestic and foreign airlines, and leading the construction and development of Zhengzhou Airport Economic Comprehensive Experimental Zone. HNCA focuses on investing in different fields related to civil aviation, such as air transportation, air logistics, aviation training, general aviation, aviation manufacturing, aviation real estate, etc. In January 2014, HNCA acquired 35% shares in European Cargolux Airline. It also owns one cargo airline China Central Longhao Airlines, and invested in the China Southern Airlines Henan branch.


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