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AIDC to Produce Composite Panels for Airbus' A320 Family Aircraft Aft Belly Fairings

Published on 2014-09-01. Author : SpecialChem

Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) in Taiwan has become a new tier-one supplier for Airbus. Under the agreement, which followed a thorough evaluation process, AIDC will produce composite panels for A320 Family aircraft aft belly fairings. The contract was signed by Fran├žois Mery, Airbus Senior Vice President Aerostructure, Procurement and Tony Liou, AIDC Senior Vice President.

The Airbus A320 Family is one of the world's best-selling single aisle product lines. As of end July 2014, the A320 Family had accumulated over 10,900 firm orders, with more than 6,100 aircraft delivered. The latest version A320neo, featuring new engines and Sharklets, has already gathered 3,200 orders before even entering service.

To date, 83 Airbus aircraft have been ordered by airlines in Taiwan, including China Airlines, EVA and TransAsia Airways, with 67 in operation. As among the leading aircraft manufacturers, Airbus seeks to explore further collaborations with industries in regional markets and to considerably grow its industrial presence, especially in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region.

About Airbus

Airbus is one of the world's leading commercial aircraft manufacturers whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have set the standard for the aviation industry.

Airbus' modern and comprehensive product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to more than 500 seats: the single-aisle A320 Family, including the A320neo (new engine option) product line, which is the fastest-selling aircraft in aviation history; the wide-body, long-range A330/A340; all-new next generation A350 XWB Family; and the double-deck A380 Family. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market. It is as well extending its portfolio of freighter aircraft for the general and express freight market sectors.

Source: Airbus


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