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AICM Grabs the Spotlight; GE to Build Two Labs in Queretaro

By Antonio Gozain | Thu, 08/04/2022 - 10:00

Mexico City International Airport (AICM) has been under public scrutiny since a pothole in one of its runways disrupted operations. Industry insiders are pointing toward a deteriorating airport infrastructure exacerbated by limited maintenance and resource mismanagement. In this context, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador proposed an overhaul or reconstruction of Terminal 2.

Meanwhile, several media outlets reported that General Electric (GE) will build two laboratories at its engineering center in Queretaro, focused on the diagnosis and prognosis of aircraft engines and the development of sustainable fuels.


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AICM Closed a Runway for Maintenance

After AICM operated with just one runway last weekend due to a pothole, causing flight delays and cancelations, authorities closed one of the two runways for programmed maintenance for the remainder of the week. 

AICM Terminal 2 Should Not Reconstructed but Renovated, Says Expert

Before proposing the overhaul or reconstruction of AICM’s Terminal 2, President López Obrador claimed that the terminal is sinking.

In an interview with El Financiero, a high-level officer working on the restoration of AICM that preferred to remain anonymous said that, contrary to López Obrador’s statement, the terminal is not sinking but swelling due to a failure in grounding works. He added that the terminal is not likely to be constructed but revamped. “We need to brace the interior since it is heaving, some pillars and beams are not functioning. Therefore, we need to strengthen them, fill them or carry out other works… we are evaluating if there are simpler measures to solve it for the next ten years,” said the anonymous source.

GE to Build Two Aerospace Labs in Queretaro

General Electric (GE) will build two laboratories at its engineering center in Queretaro. The first will focuses on the diagnosis and prognosis of aircraft engines, while the second lab will work on the development of sustainable fuels, reported A21.

The Hard, Soft Skills of the Future Aerospace Professional

“Given the complex and dynamic nature of the aerospace industry and facing continuous technological trends, professionals working in this field need to gain new hard and soft skills if they want to keep their jobs. Higher educational institutions have the responsibility to anticipate these future skills in order to integrate them into their programs as key deliverables to students,” wrote for MBN Enrique Sosa, President, UNAQ.

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When Growth Is a Good Challenge for Commercial Aviation

“In the current context of recovery and growth in passenger demand, with the reactivation of routes, frequencies and travel possibilities, meeting the demand for aeronautical personnel is a highly relevant challenge for the aviation industry,” wrote for MBN Jose Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director, ALTA.

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The data used in this article was sourced from:  
MBN, A21
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Antonio Gozain Antonio Gozain Journalist and Industry Analyst