Global Business Reports


Ty Jeevaratnam, James Hogan, Gabrielle Morin

Mexico Aerospace 2015-2016 Pre-Release

October 30, 2015

As Mexico strengthens its position on the global aerospace stage, government bodies, industry leaders and academic institutions are collaborating to address the sector’s most prominent challenge – development of the local supply chain. Mexico’s five principle aerospace clusters, Querétaro, Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua and Nuevo León each possess unique identities and qualities that make for attractive investment opportunities for the most diverse range of aerospace companies from around the world

Despite an underdeveloped base of local suppliers, Mexico plays an increasingly important role in new international aerospace projects. Beyond being home to vital manufacturing sites of major OEMs such as Bombardier and Airbus Helicopters, the country was selected for the construction of engineering centers of excellence. General Electric Infrastructure Querétaro’s (GEIQ) work on CFC International’s LEAP engine and Honeywell’s Mexicali Research and Technology Center’s role in the development of the A350 are both prime examples of how Mexico offers not only quality manufacturing, but also design and engineering.


Maxon Motor Group is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high precision DC motors. Within the group, MDP - Maxon Motor France is specialized in the development of specific mechatronic actuators.
University of Sherbrooke places particular emphasis on ensuring practical experience for its students.
Esisar Grenoble INP is an engineering school at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, specialized in developing embedded systems and digital technology for aerospace applications.
Centum Adeneo is part of the Centum group, and has a strong expertise in all forms of electronics.


FLSmidth is an international supplier of sustainable solutions and services to the global cement and mining industries.