Aerospace Industry in Mexico
Mexico has established itself as a global leader in aerospace. It registered an annual growth of 17.2 percent over the last nine years. There are currently 287 companies and support organizations. Most NADCAP and AS9100 certifications have. They are located mainly in the states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, Sonora, Coahuila and Yucatán and employ more than 32 thousand 600 high-level professionals.
Mexico has forged its vocation as a center of manufacturing, engineering and development with high strategic value. This is due to the degree of technological sophistication of its exports, the existing engineering talent (Mexico recorded the highest number of graduates in the Americas), as well as the quality and competitiveness of their labor. In addition to this, respect for industrial property has become a determining factor.
Mexican exports of aerospace sector were 5 000 463 million in 2013, according to data from the Ministry of Economy (SE).
According to estimates of the Strategic Programme 2010-2020 Aerospace coordinated by the SE, this industry is expected to record exports of 12 thousand 267 million dollars for 2021, with an average annual growth of 14 percent.
Major companies like Bombardier, Safran Group, General Electric (GE), Honeywell and Eurocopter found in Mexico the conditions to develop design centers and engineering laboratories and production lines capable of evolving rapidly to handle complex assignments in developing new generations of engines, components and airframes.
This has been possible due to the richness and availability of specialized human capital. Mexico is the most important source of talent in America, with more than 100,000 graduates for careers in engineering and technology per year, which represents a great opportunity for the aerospace sector.
Infrastructure overall quality has also played a key role in this industry, due to the availability of laboratories, certification units, as well as the presence of Mexican aviation civil authorities, enabling the design and manufacture of components and also promotes the development and strengthening national proveeduría.
In addition to this, Mexico remains the most competitive cost hemisphere aerospace manufacturing country.
Notably, Mexico is the sixth largest supplier of aerospace in the United States. The geographical proximity to the world’s largest aerospace market, as well as convergence with the two main corridors manufacturing in North America, are competitive factors for the country. In addition to this, the commitment of the industry, academia and government to establish and implement a national strategy, have enabled the creation of highly competitive poles operating within a certificate and world-class ecosystem. Thus, Mexico is presented as an attractive destination in innovation and operational efficiency.
One of the major engines of the aircraft industry is commercial aviation, which is estimated to continue to grow over the next 20 years at an annual rate of 5%. That sector is led by the Asia-Pacific region with 7% annually, followed by U.S.A. and Latin America with 5%.
Mexico is estimated that by 2020 will stand at the top 10 worldwide in exports, exports rise 12.3 MMDD a year and expect 110,000 direct jobs in the aviation industry.