Airbus chooses Taiwan company to supply composite belly fairings for A320

AIDC becomes new Tier 1 supplier for A320 family of aircraft.

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As reported by Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC, Taichung City, 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 Airbus A320 aft belly fairings. The contract was signed by François Mery, Airbus Senior Vice President Aerostructure, Procurement and Tony Liou, AIDC Senior Vice President.

The Airbus A320 Family is reported by Airbus to be the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with over 10,900 firm orders as of July 2014, and more than 6,100 aircraft delivered. The latest version A320neo, featuring new engines and Sharklets, has already gathered 3,200 orders with entry into service (EIS) planned for Q4 2015 .

To date, 83 Airbus aircraft have been ordered by airlines in Taiwan, including China Airlines, EVA and TransAsia Airways, with 67 in operation. As a leading aircraft manufacturer, 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.