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AIDC Acquired Parts and Components Contracts from MHI and KHI

The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), the largest aircraft maker in Taiwan, has been successful in acquiring contracts from two heavyweight Japanese companies, which include an extended contract for 25 machining parts for the B747-8 jet airliner from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and a new contract for the movable wing component for the Embraer 190 Regional Jet from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). Contract signing ceremonies and exchange were held on Oct. 12th respectively.

The MHI contract calls for AIDC to produce 25 machining parts of B748-8 wing center section. AIDC initially undertook the contract in 2008 for a four year period. As AIDC performed well in Quality and Delivery, MHI awarded the contract extension for an additional five years to 2017.

On the KHI contract, AIDC is responsible for manufacturing, tooling development and fabrication and assembly of shroud panels for the aileron and flap of the Embraer 190 Regional Jet. AIDC participated in a cooperative program from 2006 through 2007 to provide machine parts to KHI for the Embraer 170 and Embraer 190 wing box. With full compliance in Quality and Delivery, AIDC won the excellent performance prize from KHI that opened the door to the award of the new contract.

Mr. Butch Hsu, President of AIDC, commented that both Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) are the leaders in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the global aerospace industry and that AIDC is proud to have received the contracts from MHI and KHI. Mr. Hsu further expressed that AIDC anticipates both contracts will contribute to enhance AIDC’s capabilities in manufacturing and in tandem expand the scale and scope of business with both MHI and KHI.