Taiwan’s Aerospace Industry Export Value Breaks a New Record

The 2019 TADTE will Count with the Participation of Large International Manufacturers.

The 2019 TADTE will be in full swing! (Photo from the 2017 TADTE)

The Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE) and the Drone Taiwan Exhibition organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will take place at the TWTC Exhibition Hall 1, August 15-17.

In addition to the already-popular exhibition areas, such as the Ministry of National Defense Pavilion, Aerospace Industry Area, National Defense Industry Area, Taiwan Aerospace Industry Association Area and the Space Tech Expo Area, the newly established Military Supplies and Training Equipment Area will make it easier to showcase light national defense equipment. More than 80% of booths have already been snapped up.

We welcome manufacturers and suppliers related to aerospace components, avionics, flight training, navigation and communication equipment, fasteners, machine tools and drones to participate in the exhibition.

Taiwan’s aerospace industry has strong manufacturing capacities and its output value continues to grow steadily. In 2018, its output value was reported at US$3.89 billion; a 10% increase from 2017. According to Ministry of Finance statistics, the export value of Taiwan’s aerospace industry reached US$705 million in 2018; a substantial increase of 63.49% from 2017. These figures indicate that the aerospace industry has great development potential and can compete in the international market.

As the industry continues to develop, the scale of the 2019 TADTE and the Drone Taiwan is expected to break the record set the previous year. Participating Taiwanese organizations include the AIDC, Min Chun Precision, GEOSAT, KOLEAD, Taiwan UAV and the National Space Organization (NSPO), as well as other industry-related institutions and manufacturers. American company LOCKHEED MARTIN, which has participated in the exhibitions for many years consecutively, will again showcase its products. Affirming the success of last year’s exhibitions, the American Honeywell will join BAE SYSTEMS, Aero Precision, CBOL, Collins Aerospace, DIMO, General Dynamics, HARRIS and others in expanding their participation in this year’s exhibitions. Through these exhibitions, the companies hope to enter the Asia Pacific aerospace market.

Taiwan’s aerospace industry machinery reflects international standards. (Photo from the 2017 TADTE)

For promotional purposes, the organizers will send a group of representatives to the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition prior to the exhibitions. They will also head to France and organize a briefing with the French Aerospace Industries Association (GIFAS) at the Paris Air Show. The purpose of these activities is to increase the exhibitions’ exposure in developed markets, such as Japan and France, and expand their scale. During the exhibition, organizers will arrange professional seminars, forums and one-on-one procurement meetings.

In addition, the UAV Test Flight area will be arranged to maximize space for participating companies to operate within the zone. This will allow visitors to witness the superior results of our R&D operations. A total of 112 organizations operating 706 booths, have already registered for the TADTE and Drone Taiwan. Both exhibitions will be in full swing.


Organizations interested in participating in the exhibitions can contact Mr. Hardaway Chan for further information. Email: [email protected]