Due to the efforts that were devoted by the Industrial Development Bureau, the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), and China Airlines, ten suppliers under Airbus, including Rockwell Collins Interior System, Thales, Safran Landing Systems, EATON Aerospace, and NORDAM, visited Taiwan from Nov. 7 to Nov. 9, 2017. The delegation went to Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation, Drewloong Precision Inc., Magnate Technology Co., Ltd., Aero Win Technology Corporation, Topkey, Fu-Chi Textile Co., Ltd., National Aerospace Fasteners Corporation, as well as China Airlines. This is the first time that Airbus gathered its suppliers, purchasing agents, and outsourcing departments to visit Taiwan for exploring business opportunities. As such, it is hoped that Taiwan and France’s bilateral collaboration in the airline industry will be further promoted and therefore the cooperation among industry, official and academic sectors will be strengthened as well. As a result, both Taiwan and France’s airline industry will be capable of entering the global market and enhancing its efficiency.
On the 7th, Mr. Jang-Hwa Leu, Director General of the Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA, Mr. Wen-Sheng Tseng, Director General of the Economic Development Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government, Dr. Ren-Yi Lin, Chairman of the Board of Metal Industries Research & Development Center, as well as the executives of Taiwan airline industry joined the welcome banquet for Taiwan-France Aviation Industry Partnership Conference. Mr. Jang-Hwa Leu, Director General of the Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA, indicated that the exchange activities held this year hoped to enhance the collaborative connection between Taiwan and France's airline industry. The collaboration would start from the production of aircraft structural components and engine modules, and then expand to the production of aircraft landing gears, built-in systems, as well as aircraft maintenance. In addition to that, Taiwan will also assist in producing high-valued sub-systems and system modules, facilitating that Taiwan will eventually become the best partner for Airbus and its suppliers in Asia-Pacific Region.
Dr. Ren-Yi Lin, Chairman of MIRDC also mentioned that MIRDC will continuously encourage and guide Taiwanese industries to delve into the development of advanced aircraft structural subsystem components and engine modules in line with the development of aerospace and defense industries under the Five Industrial Innovation Plan promoted by government. The aerospace industry, highly system integrated, will bring about the relative industries in the Southern Taiwan to keep their core technologies in Taiwan and further generate more job opportunities domestically.
Certified by national and international aerospace quality system standards and product certifications, aerospace industry in Taiwan is technically capable of producing, repairing and modifying aircraft structural components, engine modules, aerospace electronics and components. Close partnerships have also been established with the world’s most prestigious companies including the Boeing Company, Airbus, GE and Pratt & Whitney. The visit is expected to facilitate collaborations on innovative projects and to further enable the industrialization of advanced technologies in Taiwan to enhance the foresight technical capabilities for Taiwan’s airline industry.
Group Picture of Businesses in the airline industry from Taiwan and Europe in the welcome banquet
(Starts from the first one from the left in the front row: General Manager, Kaohsiung Branch Office, China Airlines, Li I-Chou; Chairman of MIRDC, Ren-Yi Lin; Airbus International Business Department Director, Mr. Remy Moreau; Director General of the Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA, Jang-Hwa Leu; Director General of the Economic Development Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government, Tseng Wen Sheng)