The Week in Aerospace: Mexican States Show Their StrengthBy Miriam Bello | Fri, 11/22/2019 - 11:36
This week, international investors showed interest in Mexico’s growing aerospace potential, despite the mistrust that some government actions have generated.
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Queretaro’s aerospace scene shows potential with employment growing 15.6 percent in 13 years. UNAQ has been a key player in addressing labor demand, generating a total of 6,000 graduates to date. In the next 10 years, Queretaro will have 20,000 collaborators working in the aerospace industry.
NASA points out that Sonora has great potential to grow as an aerospace hub given its closeness to the US. The leader of the Aerospace Cluster for Mexicans Abroad, Luis Enrique Velasco, exhorts Sonora and Arizona to collaborate in the production of nanosatellites, which will lead to more business and technological innovation.
During a recent reunion with Singapore’s prime minister, President López Obrador pointed out that the aerospace sector will have participation form engineering firms, such as Sunningdale Tech and Fagerdala Singapur, which are already present in Mexico.
The president also trusts airlines will operate in both AICM and Santa Lucia. Four international airlines already dismissed this possibility as they say that costs will increase considerably.
Honeywell, the American producer of engineering and aerospace systems, highlighted that it has the intention of expanding, especially in Mexico City, in subjects like technology design and software development.
The Aguascalientes state government partnered with TechBA, a technology accelerator, on the State Supplier Development Program for the Aerospace Industry, an initiative in which 15 Aguascalientes companies are participating.
Avianca will cancel its flights to Havana coming from its connections in El Salvador and Colombia.