China Aviation Development Foundation

About CADF

CADF is a non-profit organization and its operating income is used to assist in the development of Taiwan's civil aviation industry. 
The CADF funds were donated by 27 shareholders of China Airlines in February 1988. 
CADF applied to the Ministry of Communications on March 2, 1988. It was approved on July 6, 1988 and was established on July 7, 1988 by announcement of Taiwan Taipei District Court. 

Civil Aviation in Taiwan

History of Development

Taiwan is about 145 kilometers away from mainland China, about 1,040 kilometers from Japan to the north, about 544 kilometers to the southwest from Hong Kong, and about 320 kilometers from the Philippines. It is located at the transportation hub of East Asia and the Western Pacific, flying with Hong Kong, Manila and Naha. The flight information region is connected to the international route and has a moderate geographical position. However, because of the large number of mountains in Taiwan, the lack of land, the narrowness of the land, and the particularity of the military strategic position, the development of civil aviation is limited in Taiwan.

Current Status

In 2017, a total of 65.98 million passengers entering and leaving Taiwan's airports (an average of 181,000 passengers per day), an increase of 4.3% compared with 2016. Among them, international passengers (including Hong Kong and Macao) had 44.03 million passengers, an increase of 8.1% over 2016; The number of cross-strait passengers was 10.44 million, a decrease of 7.2% compared with 2016; the number of passengers on domestic routes was 11.1 million, an increase of 2.3% compared with 2016; the number of transit passengers was 410,000, a decrease of 5.7% compared with 2016.

Wings of Taiwan

Organizations in Taiwan

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

Current Aviation Safety in Taiwan

Current Statistics

Overall, in the civil air transportation for nearly a decade (2007-2016), international routes and domestic routes have shown different growth and decline trends.

Safety Management System

Safety management system (SMS) is a comprehensive management system designed to manage safety elements in the workplace. It includes policy, objectives, plans, procedures, organization, responsibilities and other measures.

Safety Culture

According to the definition of SKYbrary, Safety Culture is the way safety is perceived, valued and prioritized in an organization. 
Safety Culture reflects the real commitment to safety at all levels in the organization.