Largely thanks to military programs, Taiwanese aerospace manufacturer Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC) has a considerable engineering force, one that has repeatedly created complete aircraft. The state company sees that development capability as a way to sidestep competition from manufacturers in developing countries with lower wages. A large body of domestic Taiwanese suppliers, numbering 141, is also an advantage, says AIDC President Lin Nan-Juh. The company hopes to exploit ...

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