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Mexico Aerospace Forum 2022 Takes the Industry to the Next Level

By Antonio Gozain | Wed, 04/27/2022 - 17:58

Mexico Aerospace Forum 2022 (MAF 2022) grabbed the spotlight this week, with industry leaders gathering to discuss the most important challenges, opportunities and trends redefining the sector. Meanwhile, the Mexican aviation industry is set receive a public-private investment of MX$12.36 billion (US$618 million), which will be destined to maintenance and expansion of the country's airport network.

 

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One Way Ticket to the Future of Commercial Aviation

MAF 2022, hosted by Mexico Business, kicked off on April 27, 2022 with the panel “One Way Ticket to the Future of Commercial Aviation.” The conversation, moderated by José Carlo Botelho from ALTA, included Giancarlo Mulinelli from Aeroméxico, Félix Antelo from Viva Air Group and Ricardo Bastón from TAR Aerolíneas. During the panel, the diverse business models of these commercial airlines were discussed.

Do not miss the rest of the highlights of MAF 2022 here.

Improving Passenger Experience Could Drive Recovery

The aviation industry continues to recover while it keeps adapting to the uncertainty that permeates the sector. Besides recovering the lost passenger traffic, airlines must also deal with more demanding customers, who are looking for faster service, comfort and safety. Read here the full highlights of the panel “Passenger Experience in the Post-COVID-19 Era.”

Do not miss the rest of the highlights of MAF 2022 here.

IATA Calls for Removal of Face Masks on Flights

IATA celebrated the US’s decision to remove the face mask use mandate during flights, both for aircraft crew and passengers. “We welcome the decision to lift the face covering mandate for US air travelers. IATA believes that if a country has removed mandatory rules on the use of face coverings indoors and/or other modes of transport, then their use should not be mandatory for air travel,” said IATA to A21.

Public, Private Sectors to Invest MX$12.36 billion in Airports

The Mexican aviation industry will receive an investment of MX$12.36 billion (US$618 million), which will be destined to maintenance and expansion of the country's airport network. The investment is a joint effort between the public and private sectors.

From the total resources, public investment makes up MX$2.53 billion (US$126.5 million), according to the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport’s 2022 program. AICM will receive a total of MX$680.9 million (US$34 million) for maintenance works.

FAMEX 2023 to Foster Cross-Industry Collaboration

Do not miss our interview with General Javier Sandoval Dueñas, President, FAMEX and get all the insights from Latin America’s most important aerospace fair.

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