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AFAC Begins its Digital Transformation

By Alessa Flores | Thu, 08/13/2020 - 15:27

The Licensing Directorate of the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC), whose purpose is to establish, manage, coordinate, monitor, operate and control the provision of national and international air transport, airport, complementary and commercial services, has begun its digital transformation. Today, AFAC made available three virtual platforms for virtual consultations and services, according to an A21 note. AFAC launched the first of these platforms in April to provide services in essential activities and later expanded it to other areas of the aviation sector.


Now let’s jump into the Week in Aerospace! 


Latécoère to Produce Ventilator Components at Hermosillo Plant

Groupe Latécoère has spent over 100 years building its capabilities in design, manufacturing, assembly and installation of aerospace components, capabilities that allowed the company to become a thrusted supplier for Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer, among many others. Now, as the COVID-19 crisis rampages through the aerospace industry, Latécoère turns its capabilities in Mexico toward the production of ventilator components. 

To avoid cutting personnel and production, the aerostructures supplier turned its capabilities to components for the CAE Air1 and CAE Air2 ventilators. Designed by Canadian aviation, defense and healthcare specialist CAE, the CAE Air1 is a continuous mechanical ventilator with an adjustable percentage of oxygen indicated for adult patients with respiratory insufficiency. 


Chihuahua Launches New Investment Platform

Public and private entities in Chihuahua joined forces to attract more investment to the state through the new program Chihuahua City Invest. The initiative brings together efforts from diverse manufacturing sectors, ranging from mining to aerospace, to help attract investment to sectors heavily hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Representatives from FEMIA joined their peers from several industries and other business developers in the announcement of a new strategy to attract investment to the city. This project was developed alongside the local government to institutionalize support programs and centralize economic development strategies that benefit the state’s manufacturing sector, which was greatly hurt by the COVID-19 outbreak. 


Mexican Space Agency to Build Innovation Center

The Mexican Space Agency (AEM) celebrated its 10th anniversary by announcing its commitment to the country’s most disadvantaged, as well as the first Mexican Space Innovation and Development Center. Created with the goal of using science and technology to address the needs of the Mexican population, AEM has been a catalyzer for innovation and a strong supporter of research initiatives that support the country’s technological progress. The agency aims to generate added value employment, contribute to Mexico’s competitiveness and support the development of the country’s space sector.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
MBN, A21
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Alessa Flores Alessa Flores Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst