Simulators Unlock Mexico's Aerospace Potential
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Simulators Unlock Mexico's Aerospace Potential

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Héctor Soto By Héctor Soto | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Thu, 08/17/2023 - 13:04

The use of simulators has emerged as a key driver in boosting aerospace investments. In Mexico, the adoption of simulators has gained traction not only in industries but also within the academic realm. 

These tools have become an integral part of the country's technological landscape, says Carlos Alberto Franco, Director of Technology, Grupo SSC. Collaborating with industries, academic institutions are leveraging simulation tools to augment their educational offerings. By equipping students with practical experience using simulators, they are preparing a new generation of engineers and technicians primed for the aerospace industry. This partnership between academia and industry fosters a symbiotic relationship, with Mexican engineers contributing their expertise to foreign companies' matrices.

The increasing prevalence of companies establishing operations in Mexico speaks volumes about the effectiveness of simulation technology. These companies are not merely setting up manufacturing facilities; they are also establishing engineering, research and technological development centers. The driving force behind these investments lies in the recognition of Mexico's talented pool of engineers who have proven their competence in simulation technologies. As a result, subsidiaries of multinational corporations are confidently choosing to establish their research and development centers within Mexico’s borders.

While commercial simulation tools are readily available, companies have taken customization to new heights by developing their own proprietary technology. These tailored solutions serve general purposes, fulfilling a significant portion of the industry's requirements. However, companies are augmenting these tools with additional codes to further enhance their simulation capabilities, enabling the development of proprietary technology in specific simulation domains. This approach empowers businesses to refine and innovate their simulation processes, ensuring optimal performance and accuracy, according to  the Mexican Federation of the Aerospace Industry (FEMIA).

Simulation technology plays a pivotal role in the advancement of aerospace products and technology. During the development of aircraft, engineers can use simulations to analyze electric motors, mechanical axes, operation systems, landing gear and engine thrust systems, among many other components. This comprehensive approach guarantees that each model is meticulously calibrated to respond accurately based on experimental measurements. By leveraging simulation technology, aerospace companies can optimize their designs, improve performance and reduce costs, ultimately driving innovation in the sector.

The integration of simulators in Mexico's aerospace industry has propelled investment and technological development. The collaboration between academia and industry has fostered a fertile environment for the growth of simulation expertise. As companies recognize the competence of Mexican engineers in simulation technologies, they are choosing to establish their R&D centers within the country. By customizing and developing proprietary simulation technology, businesses are unlocking new possibilities for innovation. Simulation tools continue to drive advancements in aerospace products and technology, ensuring optimal performance and positioning Mexico as a key player in the global aerospace industry.

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