Boeing is pondering the acquisition of an interiors manufacture to streamline its supply chain. Meanwhile, its troubles with the 737 Max continue as the FAA indicates there is no timeline for it to fly again.
In Mexico, Queretaro received good news with Spanish ITP Aero about to open a new plant. The state’s Intercontinental Airport also reported record-high passenger and cargo traffic. In Mexico City and its metropolitan area, the controversial NAIM-Santa Lucia International Airport situation remains under the spotlight after a judge halted NAIM’s demolition and Santa Lucia’s construction.
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Boeing will buy EnCore Group, an airplane interiors manufacturer, to cut delays in its supply chain.
There is no definite timeframe to allow Boeing 737 Max plans to fly again, said the FAA. While some optimistic reports estimated the plane would be allowed back in the air by mid-year, an FAA official indicated that it might not fly again until December.
ITP Aero opens new MX$32.5 million (US$1.7 million) plant in Queretaro, which will provide jobs to 300 people.
Construction of the Santa Lucia International Airport suffered another setback after a judge halted the project citing the lack of safety authorizations.
The demolition of the existing infrastructure at NAIM was also halted by a federal judge. At this point there are 147 pending trials (amparos) asking for a revision of the airport’s cancellation.
Queretaro Intercontinental Airport (AIQ) reported a 17.4 percent increase in passenger traffic and a 25.6 percent increase in cargo during 1Q19.