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Baja California Embraces Aerospace Industry Investments

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Karin Dilge By Karin Dilge | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Thu, 08/03/2023 - 09:00

Collins Aerospace and Raytheon Technologies have introduced a new investment project in Baja California that will benefit Mexicali’s economy. Moreover, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is closely monitoring legal challenges to Civil Aviation Law reforms in Mexico. Concerns arise from their hasty approval through the senate, perceived as both a procedural violation and an attempt to impart greater authority to the armed forces in the sector. 


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Baja California Opens Its Doors to Aerospace Industry Investments

Collins Aerospace and Raytheon Technologies showcased a new investment project in Baja California, which will primarily benefit state capital Mexicali. The company showcased the project to state Governor Marina del Pilar Ávila and Kurt Ignacio Honold, Baja California’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation. The details of the project will be announced to the public at a later date.


US FAA's Monitors Mexico's Aviation Reforms Amid Safety Concerns

The US Federal Aviation Administration shifts its focus from Mexico's skies to its Supreme Court, closely monitoring legal challenges to recent Civil Aviation Law reforms. The session's hasty approval in the Senate has raised eyebrows, with some of these challenges already admitted for review and others in the notification process. The primary argument revolves around procedural violations. However, the contentious reforms also question the constitutionality of expanding the army’s authority in Mexican airspace surveillance and security.


US DOT Suspends Joint Venture Review Amid Airport Concerns

The US Department of Transportation has put the revision of the proposed joint venture between Allegiant Air and VivaAerobus on hold. This comes in response to actions taken by the Mexican government at the Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport.


Mexicana de Aviación’s Asset Liquidation

A court in Mexico City recently released the list of assets that Mexicana de Aviación plans to sell during its liquidation process. The list includes valuable industrial and intellectual property rights linked to the renowned Mexicana brand, as well as its Center for Technical Training and 14 commercial spaces situated at two prime locations in Mexico City.


AIFA, GACM Collaboration Might Not Be Renewed

The Mexican government's agreement with Mexico City Airport Group to provide advice on strong incentives to attract airlines and passengers to the Felipe de Ángeles International Airport is in danger of not being renewed.


Aviation Will Need 2.3 Million Workers in the Next Two Decades

Over the next two decades, the aviation industry is expected to require 2.3 million professionals in a diverse array of roles to sustain the global commercial fleet, reports Boeing. The sector is expected to need hundreds of thousands of pilots, maintenance technicians and cabin crew members.


GE Aerospace, NASA Join Forces for Hybrid Electric Aircraft

As part of the initiative, GE Aerospace is actively engaged in the development of a megawatt-class hybrid electric powertrain. Boeing and its subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences have joined forces with GE Aerospace to facilitate flight tests, employing a specially modified Saab 340B aircraft equipped with GE's cutting-edge CT7 engines. The company is poised for comprehensive ground and flight tests in the near future.

Photo by:   Stefan Fluck

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