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Queretaro’s Strengths According to Airbus, FAMEX

By Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Thu, 07/22/2021 - 17:47

This week, Ricardo Capilla, CEO of Airbus Mexico, explained how the aerospace industry is becoming increasingly technologically driven in its processes, manufacturing, design, engineering and services. Colonel Antonio Bravo, Executive Director of FAMEX, discussed the new opportunities the aerospace sector can find in Mexico. Finally, the Director of Collins Aerospace, Bijan Latifzadeh, addressed strategies to strengthen the Mexican aerospace supply chain and the advantages offered by Baja California.

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FAMEX 2021: New Normal, New Strategy, New Opportunities: Colonel Antonio Bravo, Executive Director of FAMEX

Colonel Bravo explained the reasoning behind moving FAMEX 2021 to Queretaro and addressed how the event will strengthen the industry in the state and Mexico as a whole. He also mentions strategies to help Mexico become one of the Top 10 aerospace hubs in the world by 2025. Read more here!

Changes in the Sector Are a Must: Airbus: Ricardo Capilla, CEO of Airbus Mexico

Capilla also addressed the different advantages and strengths that Queretaro offers the aerospace sector, mainly its competitive culture, central location and great business environment. These strengths help Mexico be a contender in the international aerospace sector. Capilla also discussed the development of Industry 4.0 and the use of 4G and 5G technologies and how the company is investing in sustainability and R&D. Read more on the role Airbus plays in Mexico here!

Collins Aerospace Looks to Expand Mexican Supply Chain: Bijan Latifzadeh, Director Global Strategic Sourcing of the Mexico Regional Office at Raytheon Technologies, Collins Aerospace

Latifzadeh explained the role Collins Aerospace wants to play in the development of the Mexican aerospace supply chain. Despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Latifzadeh was positive that the sector would recover and mentioned strategies to generate growth. Read more here!

Mexico’s Aerospace Industry is on the Road to Recovery

An OAG report states that airlines worldwide are having a breakthrough, reaching 80 million seats a week. Mexico is only 9.6 percent away from fully recovering the domestic capacity it had before the pandemic. In July 2019, Mexico had a capacity of 1.95 million, which fell to 1.92 million in 2020. In 2021, capacity still remains low at 1.76 million but is expected to pick up.

IATA, WHO Recommend Safety Measures

In its ‘Policy Considerations for Implementing a Risk-Based Approach to International Travel in the Context of COVID-19’ report, WHO urged authorities to continue to apply a risk-based approach when implementing COVID-19 measures for international travel.

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Jorge Ramos Zwanziger Jorge Ramos Zwanziger Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst