Mexico has been consolidated as a global leader in the aerospace industry. The average annual export rate has registered a growth of over 16% over the last seven years and, in 2013, it reached over 5,460 millions of dollars.
More than 265 companies and aerospace supporting entities operate in the country; most of them are NADCAP and AS9100 certified. In addition, Mexico is one of the few countries with Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 79% of these companies are dedicated to manufacturing; 11% to maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO); and 10% to Research and Development (R&D). These companies and supporting entities are distributed along 18 Mexican states and according to the Mexican Federation of the Aerospace Industry (FEMIA for its acronym in Spanish) employed over 34 thousand workers in 2013.Road Map Aerospace 2014
The development of the Aerospace Industry in Baja California begun over forty years ago with manufacturing operations. On a great extent, due to the geographical proximity and cultural understanding with the United States, a significant base of companies that meet the requirements of high-quality standards and regulatory compliance, participate day by day in the production of components for space and defense applications.Aerospace Baja California 2014
Baja California is one of the most important federal entities for the Mexican aerospace industry. It has over 65 companies of the sector with more than 16,000 employees, which have registered exports over 1,148 million dollars per year, representing almost 27% of exports nationwide.Directorio Aeroespace BC
Two thirds of Baja California´s exports go to the United States, the rest is shipped towards Canada, England, France, and Germany, among other countries. It is worth mentioning that exports made to these countries have kept a stable growth since 2002.
The growth of several companies established in Tijuana is complementary to operations in California, U.S.A. some of these companies are Delphi (Irvine-Tijuana), Eaton (Costa Mesa-Tijuana), Esterline (Sylmar-Tijuana), Gulfstream (Lincoln-Mexicali), Hutchinson (Beaumont-Ensenada), Parker Hannifin (San Diego-Tijuana), UTC (Chula Vista-Mexicali), Zodiac (Huntington Beach-Tijuana).
For more information on the Aerospace Industry, please visit:The Aerospace Industry in Mexico / PROMEXICO http://mim.promexico.gob.mx/wb/mim/perfil_del_sector/_lang/en Business Conexion / Aerospace Cluster of Baja California http://www.businessconexion.info/aeroespacial2014/#/1/