Mexico has forged its advantages in establishing itself as a center for advanced manufacturing, engineering, design and development of strategic value added for the Global Aerospace Industry. The growth of the Mexican Aerospace Industry has been unprecedented, with an annual growth rate in the past twelve years of nearly 20% in exports, reaching 6,686 million dollars in 2015, a 5% increase from the previous year –through the climb from 60 to over 300 companies and support entities that currently make up this sector, NADCAP and AS9100 certified employing over 45,000 high-level professionals.
Through the establishment of regional competitiveness clusters that we examine in this report – Baja California, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Querétaro, Sonora and La Laguna – companies cultivate advantages in terms of access to a broader supplier base, specialized support services, sources of talent, access to knowledge, technologies, human resources and markets among others, attracting similar and complementary companies. In addition to local benefits, the said regional poles facilitate the efficient integration into production with strong national and international innovation networks. We invite you to take the time to read through this work and learn about the Competitive and Strategic Mexican Aerospace Industry through each of its regional clusters.