Manufacturing in Mexico – Industry News

Aerospace in Mexico

Aeromexico, Delta to Build Maintenance Facility in Mexico

Grupo Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines announced plans to invest $40 million to build and jointly operate an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, or MRO, center in the central Mexican state of Queretaro.  The two airlines said in a joint statement that they will invest equal amounts in the facility, which will be used to service their respective fleets and those of other airlines.  The MRO center will be built at the Queretaro International Airport next to that state’s Aerospace Park, Mexico’ largest aerospace manufacturing cluster.  Read more:

Aeromexico, Delta to Build Maintenance Facility in Mexico

Querétero: Rocketing to the Top Mexico’s Aerospace Industry

In 2006 Bombardier, the world’s third-largest commercial airplane builder, opened a factory in the central Mexican state of Querétero. At the time, Querétero only hosted two other aerospace companies, and the total number of jobs generated by the industry in the state numbered about 100.  Yet Bombardier saw a bright future for itself in Mexico, based on three factors: its proximity, competitive wages and its wealth of engineering talent.  Read more:

Aerospace in Queretaro

GKN Aerospace to Open Composite Aerostructures Manufacturing Facility in Mexico

GKN Aerospace is establishing a new composites manufacturing facility in Mexico. The 80,000 ft2 site in Mexicali, Baja California,  will manufacture airframe structures. It is expected to employ more than 100 persons by 2017.  Read more:

GKN Aerospace Expansion Plans

Tijuana Becomes a Bright Spot for Investment at Farnborough International Airshow 2012

Tijuana EDC successfully promoted the competitive advantages of the aerospace industry and investment opportunities in the city as well as established connections with aerospace consultants and company representatives. The delegation attended over 40 meetings with potential investors, international trade organizations, and aerospace companies already established in the city such as Lockheed Martin, Tyco, Parker Zodiac, Esterline and Spirit.  Read more:

Tijuana Represented at Farnborough International Airshow

Mexico Takes Flight as Hub for Aerospace Industry

In one part of this central Mexico city, technicians overhaul commercial aircraft engines and landing gear. Across town, engineers assemble fuselages for one of the most modern business aircraft on earth, the Learjet 85.  More than 260 aerospace companies now operate in Mexico, exporting some $4.3 billion in aircraft and parts last year.  Read more:

Mexico Takes Flight for Aerospace Industry

Manufacturing in Mexico: Bombardier Learjet 85 Aircraft Production in Full Swing

Bombardier Aerospace today shared significant progress details on its all new Learjet 85 aircraft highlighting flight test aircraft production and program test milestones.  The first shipments of wing spars and skins, manufactured at Bombardier’s site in Belfast, Northern Ireland, have arrived at the Queretaro site, where wing assembly has started. Read  more:

Manufacturing in Mexico: Bombardier

Rolls-Royce Opens Office in Sonora Aerospace Cluster

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, is to open a new supply chain office in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. This new office will strengthen collaboration with key suppliers in a region that is widely recognized as the leading aerospace industry cluster in Mexico.  Beverly J. Gaskin, Rolls-Royce, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Management – North America said: “Delivering excellence in our supply chain is critical in helping us meet our commitments to customers.” Read more:

Rolls-Royce Opens Office in Sonora

Following the Big Boys to Mexico

Mexico’s aircraft manufacturing has become one of the country’s biggest growth areas. This is partially attributed to Mexico’s proximity to the United States and Canada, which together represent 60% of the global commercial aircraft market, according to the local Aerospace Industry Association (Femia). For some smaller manufacturers, following the larger companies and building OEM relationships might be the more successful entry strategy.  Read more:

Following the Big Boys to Mexico

Aerospace Industry in Mexico

ProMexico’s Regional Director for North America, Jorge Lopez, explains the “when, what and how” in a short video commentary regarding the aerospace industry in Mexico. He discusses different parts of the region and their unique advantages.
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Mexico and the Wassenaar Arrangement

Mexico became the 41st country to enter the Wassenaar Arrangement, giving aerospace companies manufacturing in Tijuana a more efficient regulatory framework for exports controls and documentation.   Read more:

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