As the projected final day of NAIM’s construction project in Texcoco approaches, MITRE insists that there is no need for an added complexity in building it in Santa Lucia. The project will reach an advancement of 36-percent by the time the new federal administration enters office on December 1.

Supervisión de Obras de la Construcción del Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México by Presidencia de la República. CC BY 2.0

Mexican airports kept a solid passenger traffic thrust. As the International Airport of Cancun prepares to receive its 25 millionth passenger, ASA has increased the passenger traffic of its airport network by 11.8 percent on 2017’s figures.

In Queretaro, the local aerocluster expects the state’s aerospace workforce to increase between 16 and 20 percent in 2018 from its current 8,500 positions. The shortage of experienced workers continues to be a challenge for Queretaro’s aerospace sectors since employee poaching remains a prevalent issue.

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Globally, OEMs prepare for Brexit either by stockpiling aircraft components or by keeping its aerospace plans in place. The ISS celebrated the 20th anniversary of its start-of-operations and Airbus will make two telecom satellites.

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Air Connectivity Remains Relevant

By the time President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador enters office and cancels NAIM, the project will have reached a 36-percent progress, according to GACM.

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 by Kurush Pawar. CC BY-SA 2.0

MITRE insists that keeping NAIM at Texcoco is the best possible option available and argued that the lack of an airspace study is enough to prevent the implementation of AISL.

Passenger traffic of ASA’s airports has increased 11.8 percent in the first 10 months of 2018.

Airport of Cancun expects to reach the milestone of 25 million passengers before the end of 2018.

Mexico’s Aerospace Thrust

The Aerospace Cluster of Queretaro expects that the state’s aerospace workforce will increase between 16 and 20 percent in 2018.

The challenge of employee poaching for positions that require experience remains a burden for the aerospace sector in Queretaro.

No Space Like Aerospace

Airbus projects that air transportation in Latin America will double in 20 years. The region will need 2,420 new aircraft.

Despite Brexit, Boeing carries on its expansion plans in Great Britain as Rolls-Royce and Airbus stockpile plane parts prior to the big divorce.

Airbus will build to HOTBIRD telecom satellites for Eutelsat. Their launch is planned for 2021.

The International Space Station has reached 20 years of operations. It will remain in orbit and functional until 2030.

 

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