SIAE is a Sino-Foreign Cooperative Educational Institution with the approval of MOE, China . In April 2007, the Ministry of Education authorized its foundation. In September of the same year, the first session of 100 students were enrolled.
In March 2008, French Ambassador to China Hervé LADESSOUS led a 46-member delegation of French entrepreneurs to visit SIAE. He wished SIAE students can put theories into practices and contribute to aeronautical industry in the future.
On Sep. 15th, 2010, State Secretary of the French Ministry of Transportation announced the official start of SIAE’s engineer cycle. 82 students enrolled in 2007 finished their studies in preparatory cycle and entered engineer cycle, which marked the only Aviation Engineer Institute in china launched its engineer education cycle. This batch of students was named “Dominique BUSSEREAU”, the State Secretary of the French Ministry of Transportation at that time.
In April 2011, Ms. Sylvie BERMANN, the new French Ambassador to China, visited CAUC and held a special meeting with the teachers and students of SIAE.
In May 2011, Mr. Laurent WAUQUIEZ, Minister of French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, paid a visit to SIAE and gave an inspiring speech to SIAE students and teachers.
In September, French Minister of Transportation Thierry MARIANI attended the naming ceremony of SIAE students enrolled in 2008. This batch of students was named “Class Thierry MARIANI”.
In October 2013, SIAE was accredited by CTI with the best record.
On February 18th, 2014, the first graduation ceremony of SIAE was held in Civil Aviation Administration of China(CAAC).
In February 2014, the General Director of DGAC, Mr. Patrick GANDIL was appointed Honorary Professor of CAUC.
In January 2015, the graduation ceremony of the 2nd batch of SIAE students took place at Airbus Tianjin. French Prime Minister Manuel VALLS witnessed the graduation and gave an important speech.
On May 12th, 2016, the Meeting on SIAE’s Sustainable Development was held in the conference room on the 5th floor of SIAE. Heated discussions on the future development of SIAE were held in the meeting.
In June 2016, the Vice Premier of the State Council of China issued the “Excellent Cooperation Project between Chinese and French Universities” awards to CAUC and other universities.
On June 26th, 2016, the graduation ceremony of the 3rd batch of SIAE students(enrolled in 2009) was held in CAUC. Jean-philippe DUFOUR, Air Counselor of the French Embassy in China, and Cao Guoxing, former General Director of the International Department of MOE, China attended the ceremony and delivered speeches.
On June 29th, 2017, the graduation ceremony of the 4th batch of SIAE students(enrolled in 2010) was held in CAUC. Jean-philippe DUFOUR, Air Counselor of the French Embassy in China, and Cao Guoxing, former General Director of the International Department of MOE, China attended the ceremony and delivered speeches.
In 2017, SIAE passed the accreditation for Sino-Foreign Cooperative Institutions by MOE, China.
On June 21st , 2018, the graduation ceremony of the 5th batch of SIAE students(enrolled in 2011) was held in CAUC. Representatives of CAAC and DGAC, presidents of the CAUC and ISAE-ENSMA, and representatives of Chinese and French enterprises were present and delivered speeches