2021 Challenges Mexico’s Aerospace IndustryBy Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Thu, 01/14/2021 - 17:38
This week, Carlos Robles, Vice President of FEMIA’s Central Region, explains the lessons the aerospace sector got from 2020. Also, Jorge Rivadeneyra Díaz, President of CANACINTRA Queretaro, discusses in an interview with MBN the opportunities that emerge for the state’s industries in times of crisis.
In other news, Aeroméxico asked authorities to terminate labor contracts as part of the financial restructuring the company is undergoing due to the COVID-19 crisis. Also, Airports Council International (ACI) released an Airport Sanitary Measures Audit Program to guarantee a smoother recovery for the aviation sector.
This and more in your weekly aerospace roundup!
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Carlos Robles, Vice President of FEMIA: What Lessons From 2020 Will Help in 2021?
The aerospace supply chain has been greatly disrupted and it will take a long time for operations to be restored, mainly due to forced shutdowns. In this scenario, Robles argues that refocusing on aerospace industries is the best way to reshape 2021. Challenges for the coming year include logistics, nearshoring and reshoring, but there are also opportunities in the coming two years as logistics becomes less complex.
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Jorge Rivadeneyra Días, President of CANACINTRA Queretaro: Opportunities Emerge in Times of Crisis
In his interview, Rivadeneyra mentions the main needs of Queretaro’s industries and explains that some sectors have recovered their production capacity. However, most are operating at 50-60 percent. He explains that Queretaro is in a good position to recover to pre-pandemic levels and to remain an attractive destination for investment and new companies.
Aeroméxico Asks Authorities to Terminate Labor Contracts
Aeroméxico requested the termination of its agreements with pilot and flight attendant unions as part of the financial restructuring the company has been undergoing due to the COVID-19 crisis. The goal is to face the adversity caused by financial, operational and structural effects the pandemic had on the airline.
ACI Sanitary Measures to Boost the Aerospace Industry
Airports Council International (ACI) discussed measures that could benefit airports, their employees and travelers in its most recent release: the Airport Sanitary Measures Audit Program. This program is a verification process to check if airports' hygiene and preventive measures are appropriate or if they need to be refined to guarantee the safety of passengers and staff.