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Aeroméxico, Queretaro in the Spotlight: The Week in Aerospace

By Antonio Gozain | Wed, 04/20/2022 - 14:50

Aeroméxico emerged stronger and more efficient after a 21-month financial restructuring process, said to MBN Giancarlo Mulinelli, Vice President of Global Sales, Aeroméxico. Meanwhile, Queretaro’s aerospace industry keeps showing great promise, according to experts.

ACI Shows Encouraging Recovery Signs

The Airports Council International (ACI), the voice of the world’s airports, reported an important and encouraging recovery after analyzing the statistics of the 10 busiest airports in the world.

ACI estimates that total global passengers in 2021 amounted to 4.5 billion, which represents a 50 percent drop in comparison to 2019 but 25 percent growth from 2020, as the 10 busiest airports represent 10 percent of global traffic.

Global Concerns Set Air Traffic Back by a Full Year

The aerospace and aviation sectors continue facing uncertainty caused by rising inflation rates, ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns and the Russia-Ukraine war. Despite the slight recovery in global demand, specialists warn about several potential scenarios that could further delay the industry’s recovery.

Queretaro to Become an Aerospace Powerhouse

The aerospace industry in Mexico keeps growing, despite challenges. While Queretaro already plays a crucial role within the development of the industry, the state has the potential to become even more impactful.

View from the Top: UNAQ Educating the Future of the Aerospace Industry

Queretaro’s aerospace industry will need over 4,500 professionals in 2022. Many of them will pass through UNAQ. Do not miss our interview with Enrique Sosa, Dean, UNAQ. “UNAQ is a key role player in the establishment of companies in the State of Querétaro. For some aeronautical global companies, 100 percent of their Mexican staff is trained at UNAQ.”

The state’s competitiveness and potential to become an aerospace industrial pole will be some of the topics discussed in Mexico Aerospace Forum 2022, hosted by Mexico Business on April 27-29, 2022.

View from the Top: Exiting Chapter 11, Aeroméxico Is Ready to Expand

Aeroméxico will continue focusing on its clients, investing in digital innovation and adapting to changing environments, said Mulinelli. “Over the next five years, Aeromexico will invest US$5 billion to increase its fleet and in relevant actions to consolidate customer and employee experience improvements. By the end of this year, our fleet will be bigger than it was before the pandemic.” Read the full interview here.

Antonio Gozain Antonio Gozain Journalist and Industry Analyst