The Taiwanese government-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) is now in the business jet charter business, as of January 2011. Using Astra SP aircraft, it plans to operate both domestic and international charters — with hopes of going into Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Bangkok, Saigon, Singapore and Tokyo.
The People’s Republic of China is Taiwan’s most important trading partner; AIDC hopes to also be able to fly charter flights to the China mainland.
A privately-owned Taiwanese start-up business jet charter company, Win Air, already has put a Gulfstream G550 into service. It has been operating since last November. Win Air is the first privately-owned charter company to operate in Taiwan.
As the jet charter business in Taiwan grows, there will be more opportunities for pilots. If this is your interest, it would be wise to prepare now. Start by attending flight school and achieve the required flight certifications to make you eligible for these new opportunities in Taiwan. Contact www.pea.com for more information on how you can become a professional pilot.