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.