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October 2006 edition

North American aircraft manufacturers head for Mexico

Mexico is enjoying success in attracting North American aircraft manufacturers looking to cut costs and free up production space in their home markets.

Construction of Bombardier Aerospace’s permanent Querétaro Aerospace Park is starting within weeks. And Cessna has dedicated a new aerospace production facility, Textron Aerospace Mexico, in Chihuahua.

A Bombardier spokes-man says: “Structural aircraft components work conducted at temporary facility is ahead of schedule. Manufacturing operations at this new site are scheduled to start during the second half of 2007”.

Querétaro is currently producing electrical harnesses. It has started manufacturing structural aircraft components for the CRJ200/Challenger 850 fuselage transferred from Bombardier’s Belfast facility and the Q400 aircraft fli....

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