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AIDC gets several lucrative contracts at Paris Air Show

Staff writer, with CNA

Aerospace Industrial Development Corp (AIDC, 漢翔航空), the biggest aircraft maker in Taiwan, has earned several contracts at the Paris Air Show that will contribute several billion New Taiwan dollars to its revenues in the next few years.

The air show opened on Monday at Le Bourget Airport in northern Paris and will run through tomorrow.

On Thursday, AIDC was awarded a new contract by Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division (TA-VAD), a US company, to build the main landing-gear door for Bombardier’s Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft, which are new-generation business jets scheduled to enter service in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

DELIVERY

Delivery is scheduled to begin next year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, which supervises AIDC.

The deal is expected to generate at least NT$100 million (US$3.3 million) for the company, the ministry said yesterday.

BOEING

On Tuesday, the state-run company signed a memorandum of agreement with Boeing that authorizes AIDC to produce tailwing tips, strakelets and body seal packages for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

It also secured an extension of a contract to provide Boeing with pressurized doors for the next-generation Boeing 737 and the Boeing 737 MAX.

The contract extension is to last until 2021 at most, according to the company, which expects revenues of more than NT$3 billion from the deals.

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