ABOUT CADF

Establishment Background

The “China Aviation Development Foundation” (CADF) was formally established on July 7th, 1988. Its creation was part of a rather unique history of China Airlines Incorporated, where during the month of February, 1988, all of the 27 stockholders of China Airlines decided to donate their stocks to be under the name of a Foundation. This proposal was formally submitted to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on March 2nd of that year and, upon MOTC approval, the establishment of CADF was announced by the Taipei District Court.
 

CADF’s Purpose and Scope of Business

The CADF was established to help with development of Taiwan’s aviation industry, and the advancement of other major transportation development projects in Taiwan, ROC. Towards this goal, its scope of business covers:

  1. Undertaking activities that promote the development of the aviation industry.
  2. Cultivating and fostering human resources in the aviation sector to promote its advancement.
  3. Organizing events that were helpful to the development of the aviation industry.
  4. Assisting in the investment of aviation businesses to enhance their operations capability.
  5. Assisting major transportation project developments in the nation.

 

Form of Organization

Unlike ordinary corporations, CADF is a non-profit organization where all of its income is to be spent on its stated establishment purpose, which is to help with development of the aviation industry in Taiwan.
 

Organization Structure

1. Board of Directors and Auditing Supervisor

The nine member Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of the foundation’s operations, and it is comprised of the Chairman of China Airlines Incorporated, Deputy Ministers of five related Ministries nominated by the Government, and three experts or scholars in fields related to the aviation industry. Also nominated by the Government is an Auditing Supervisor who is responsible for oversight of the foundation’s financial affairs.

2. Staff

CADF operations are enabled through the appointment of six staff members led by the Secretary-General. These staff members include accounting and administrative managers, and secretarial assistants.

 

Overview of CADF Activitie

Unlike ordinary corporations, CADF is a non-profit organization where all of its income is to be spent on its stated establishment purpose, which is to help with development of the aviation industry in Taiwan.

1. Cultivation of Aviation Talent
The existence of outstanding talent is a key factor for the development of the aviation industry. CADF cooperates with aviation training institutions and government agencies to cultivate human resources for the aviation industry. These activities include the organization and funding of training programs, technical symposiums, annual meetings, and special conferences.

2. Provision of Aviation Training Equipment
CADF has provided funding for the acquisition of training equipment, including the deployment of flight simulators that are used to train pilots for airlines, both from Taiwan and abroad. The most recent simulator has been for the 737-800NG aircraft.

3. Sponsorship of Aviation Related Research Studies
CADF periodically sponsors aviation research studies that are related to the interests of the nation’s air carriers and the government.

4. Sponsorship of Aviation Related Events
CADF actively sponsors conferences organized by academic and government organizations that are related to the advancement of Taiwan’s aviation industry. Furthermore, CADF encourages key members of Taiwan’s aviation community to participate in international aviation conferences, and provides funding for aviation related training institutions to improve their facilities and teaching standards.