JAPAN AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Known as CTDC (Civil Transport Development Corporation) from 1973 until 1982, JADC is a consortium established by airframe manufacturers Mitsubishi, Kawasaki and Fuji to promote commercial aircraft business with the support of the Japanese government. Airframe production share (15 per cent of the Boeing 767 and 21 per cent of the 777) is managed by JADC's sister organisation, Commercial Aircraft Company (CAC). By end of 2002, CAC members had supplied 904 shipsets of parts for the 767 and 433 for 777.
Current research programmes include high-speed transport studies, advanced systems, innovative structures, next-generation avionics, advanced composites design and manufacturing and market research.