In the works: Ibis Ae270B

 - November 5, 2007, 6:17 AM

News reports of the death of the Ibis Ae270B program are premature, according to Frank Hong, director of the business management division at Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC). Aero Vodochody and AIDC were planning a joint venture to redesign the Ae270 with new wings and systems, but work has not progressed. “After Aero Vodochody privatized and was acquired by Penta Investment,” Hong told AIN, “AIDC is in discussions with Aero Vodochody about the future of the Ae270/Ibis program. There is no conclusion yet.”