NORDAM Opens Repair Shop in Taiwan

Nordam Asia Ltd. opening ceremony
The grand opening of NORDAM Asia Ltd. Peter Wu, director, Taiwan Civil Aeronautics Administration; J M Sun, vice president, China Airlines; Houng Wang, senior vice president, China Airlines; T. Hastings Siegfried, chairman, NORDAM Asia Ltd.; S C Hsieh, chairman, China Airlines; J H Leua, director general, Industrial Development Bureau; George Kao, president, China Airlines; Kevin Chen, chairman, Tigerair Taiwan.

NORDAM and China Airlines opened a joint-venture aircraft component repair facility in Taiwan that once again gives NORDAM a physical presence in Asia-Pacific. 

NORDAM Asia Ltd., the JV located at Taoyuan International Airport, will provide MRO services for “fan and inlet cowls, flight controls, radomes, reversers and other composite or metal-bonded structures based on the market and customer needs,” says Meredith Siegfried Madden, NORDAM’s CEO.

The 5,828-sq.-meter facility opened on Jan. 26 and is intended to service passenger and freight airlines in the region. 

NORDAM used to operate a component repair facility in Singapore but closed it before signing the JV deal in 2017 with China Airlines, the flag carrier of Taiwan. 

Madden says that NORDAM “did not transfer equipment but did invest in tooling and equipment for the JV.”

The Covid-19 pandemic delayed construction of the new facility. It received final building and regulatory approvals early this year, according to Madden.

In a press release, China Airlines Chairman Su-Chien Hsieh said, “We have aligned our shared interests to develop, build and operate a cost-effective repair hub, capitalizing on affordable Taiwanese costs and impressive infrastructure.”

NORDAM is a privately held company and chose not to release its investment in this JV.

Lee Ann Shay

As executive editor of MRO and business aviation, Lee Ann Shay directs Aviation Week's coverage of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), including Inside MRO, and business aviation, including BCA.