Company Profile


The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), previously known as the Aero Industry Development Center, was founded in 1969 under the authority of the Republic of China Air Force, and was later transferred to the Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST) in 1983.
In 1996 in support of national aerospace development objectives, AIDC was reformed from a military establishment into a government-owned company under the authority of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. As a market-oriented and successful commercial entity, AIDC worked in tandem towards commercialization, privatization and globalization. Pursuant to the new company objectives, AIDC's business strategy turned from products and services which were previously solely for military applications into a well-balanced diversified mix of both military and commercial of products and services.
Given the highly competitive and technologically demanding nature of the aerospace industry, AIDC developed and proposed its privatization plan to the Government in early 2013. After a comprehensive review and due diligence process by related authorities, the Executive Yuan approved AIDC’s privatization plan on September 13th of the same year. AIDC successfully consummated its privatization objectives through a public stock offering and was officially listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on August 25th, 2014.
In confronting the ever-increasing competitiveness in the global markets, AIDC, in a joint effort with the domestic material suppliers, equipment providers, manufacturers, logistic services, banking industry, as well as the academia, hosted a rally creating the Taiwan A-Team 4.0 Alliance on June 2nd, 2016. The objective of the alliance aims at establishing itself as a global Tier 1 supplier by uplifting group competitiveness through Lean efforts; and by integration of related industries.
Staunch Government support over the past several decades has enabled AIDC to acquire and maintain a talented human resource base dedicated to the aviation industry which has well-equipped AIDC with the expertise and capability in aircraft system integration, aircraft development, parts manufacturing, aircraft assembly, testing and verification. As result AIDC's continues its excellent achievements and has outstripped its competitors in the Asia-Pacific region. In doing so it has earned itself well deserved recognition and acceptance from the global aerospace community as a valuable supplier.
AIDC envisions the Asia-Pacific region will play an increasingly vital role in the international aerospace markets in the foreseeable future, and that Taiwan will increasingly establish itself as a valued partner for international aerospace companies. To assure AIDC's participation and to satisfy Taiwan's self-reliant defense needs, AIDC is actively pursuing development and expansion of local industry capability and capacity to achieve these critical objectives.
In compliance with the government's policy of "domestic production of jet trainer", the National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) signed a commission agreement with AIDC on April 25, 2017 for the production of 66 Advanced Jet Trainers, with which domestic outsourcing and industry assistance program was launched, and through which recruitment of engineering talent was initiated for cultivation of talents for Taiwan's domestic aerospace industry. The Advanced Jet Trainer was rolled out and had its naming ceremony on September 24, 2019.
Through the transition of privatization, AIDC is well positioned to support and foster Taiwan's national aerospace development policies. In addition to it's core strengths and competencies, AIDC has effectively consolidated its industrial capabilities and has reinforced alliances with its valued partners both domestic and foreign to maximize use of existing resources to effectively meet or exceed ever increasing customer demands in Quality, Performance and Price.
In parallel to the above, AIDC has also significantly increased the level of growth through its active, optimistic, honest and open business culture instilled in the work ethics of each business segment of the company's operations. AIDC remains proud in its commitment to its valued; Customers, Stock Holders, Supply Chain partners, Employees and Communities which our facilities are located and we stand firmly behind all our products which are Proudly made in Taiwan.

 

1. Date of Establishment
Aerospace Industry Development Corp. was established on July 1, 1996.

2. Chronicle
Year Milestones
1996
  1. Reorganized as “Aerospace Industry Development Corporation” and transferred to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. AIDC then moves towards the reengineering as an enterprise, privatization and internationalization. The corporate strategy has also been attuned from military aviation to military and commercial aviation.
  2. Entered into a joint venture agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft United Technologies Corp. for the development of the S-92 helicopter. This is the very first time that this entity was engaged in an international big firm in aircraft manufacturing for joint design and development of an aircraft before turning into a state-owned enterprise.
1999
  1. Entered into an agreement with Bombardier for the joint development of the tail for the CL300 commercial aircraft. This was a milestone of AIDC for the development of commercial aviation technology.
  2. Ended the production of the IDF.
2000 Engine Casing Plant No. 1 was established. This laid down the foundation of production capacity for civil aircraft engine casing.
2006 The upgrade of IDF “Ching Kuo” under the schemed codenamed as “F-KC-1, C/D, Hsiang Sheng”. The IDF has successfully launched its pilot flight in the air show after the upgrade.
2008 Delivery of the 100th S-92 helicopter cockpit.
2009 Entered into a supply agreement with MITAC of Japan for supply system parts of aircrafts, and participated in the design and manufacturing of products for the MRJ.
2010 The official opening of Taiwan Advanced Composite Center (TACC), which was a milestone for the development of the aerospace industry and composite materials industry in the history of Taiwan.
2011
  1. Accomplishment of the IDF Ching Kuo upgrade program with the delivery of the first batch of upgraded jet fighters.
  2. Accomplishment of the debut flight from Taichung to Kinmen, the launch of commercial chartered flight service provided by AIDC. This started the new era of AIDC in participation in commercial chartered flight business.
2012 Completion of the 400th aircraft of the CL-300 project. This is an important milestone of this project.
2013
  1. Received the Boeing “Performance Excellence Award” and GE Growth (Engines) Excellence Award.
  2. Approved for privatization by the Executive Yuan through public offering of stocks on September 13.
2014
  1. AIDC became a private company on August 21 and was listed on TWSE for trading on August 25.
  2. Delivery of the parts and components for the first MRJ, an important milestone of the project.
  3. Received the “Supplier of the Year Award” from Sikorsky Aircraft United Technologies Corp., the “Supplier Excellence Award 2014” from American Helicopter Society, and the “Performance Excellence Award” from The Boeing Company.
  4. Delivery of the 10,000th Rolls-Royce engine case.
2015
  1. Delivery of the 300th S-92 cockpit made in Shalu Complex in April
  2. Received “Award of the Year 2015 for Best Partner" from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation in December
  3. Organized Taiwan Aviation Industry Forum in December which paved the way for Taiwan Aerospace A-Team to become a major supply chain of global aerospace industry. 
2016
  1. AIDC set up the US subsidiary, AIDC USA LLC, on March 2, 2016.
  2. Grand opening of 3 new facilities: ECMC in April, TACC-19 in July and GE LEAP Caseline in November.
  3. Delivery of the 1000th Airbus A321 16A barrel in February; delivery of the 50,000th GE Engine Case in November.
2017
  1. Grand opening of the new #23 military maintenance building in February.
  2. Signed the Advanced Jet Trainer Commission Agreement with National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology in April.
  3. AIDC transferred the ITEC LLC equity it held to its subsidiary, AIDC USA LLC in April, and the transfer amount was deemed as capital injection to AIDC USA LLC.
  4. AIDC and Cheng Kung University delivered the Upgraded Tracker Thermal Pump System Flight Radiator in November.
  5. Completed delivery of F-CK-1 C/D to ROCAF in December.
2018
  1. Held the debut of self-branded aircraft seat in March, aiming to integrate the domestic supply chain for entrance into the international civil aviation market.
  2. AIDC launched assembly of the Advanced Jet Trainer in June.
  3. Completed the upgrade of “F-CK-1 C/D, Hsiang Sheng” single- and twin-seat prototype jets and delivered to ROCAF in October.
  4. AIDC was presented “Smart Machinery Golden Award” by the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), under the Ministry of Economic Affairs in November, and announced 2019 as the Year of SPEED.
2019
  1. Rollout and Naming Ceremony of the Advanced Jet Trainer in September.