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AIDC Chairman Leads a Professional Team to the 53rd Paris Air Show

 
2019/6/19 
To continue the development of Taiwan’s aerospace industry, AIDC’s Chairman Hu, Kai-Hung and President Ma, Wan-June led a team of professionals to participate in the 53rd Paris Air Show. Since AIDC entered the civil aerospace industry, it has been actively taking part in the two major world-class air shows held in the United Kingdom and France. This summer (2019), Taiwan Booth is sponsored by Taiwan’s aerospace suppliers and the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), under the leadership of Taiwan Aerospace Industry Association’s Chairman Hu, Kai-Hung. Fruitful results can be expected as business meetings between AIDC and nearly 50 international customers, including Airbus, MITAC, GE, Lockheed Martin, P&W, etc., have been arranged to discuss civil and military aircraft. Also, AIDC is to sign agreements with three suppliers, Gurit, SACS and Hutchinson, to expand business cooperation.

AIDC has stated the products showcased at the Paris Air Show, which includes composite materials used in the flight control surfaces of MITAC’s single-aisle Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), S92 helicopter composite radar assembly cover and machining capabilities for the manufacturing of the front, middle and rear sections of engines, will be the core of its growing business with Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, MITAC, GE Aviation and Rolls-Royce, which also is expected to generate business momentum.

In addition to AIDC’s airframe expertise, AIDC’s commercial aircraft seat brand is another Taiwan product to be highlighted at the Paris Air Show. The seat has not only satisfied stringent safety regulation and certification requirements but also has met the demand of global customers with composite seatback, advanced design concepts incorporating features such as light weight, comfort and various quality accessories. AIDC is working with related companies in Taiwan to fulfil its goal of entering the international civil aerospace market with its own brand.

AIDC formed the Taiwan Aerospace Industry A-Team 4.0 Alliance in June 2016 in order to transition Taiwan’s aerospace industry into a more competitive player in the international aerospace market. The Alliance has attracted a total of 294 members from various sectors such as raw materials, mechanical equipment, manufacturing, financial, academia and research institutes with the aim to upgrade its members’ capabilities, technology and competitiveness so as to seize business opportunities in the international market as a team. The Alliance will continue to expand its business with Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, MITAC, GE Aviation and Rolls-Royce among other major customers.

In the Paris Air Show, the mass effects of supply chain systems from France, the U.S., Japan, the U.K., Canada and Mexico have been observed. By learning from the successful cases to enhance the cumulative effects for Taiwan’s aerospace industry, following the government’s policies to develop indigenous defense systems and cultivating engineering and technology talents for the aerospace industry, AIDC envisions a future where Taiwan’s aerospace industry will serve as a world-class hub for international aerospace supply chains.