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The first prototype of the carbon fibre fuselage of the Pegasus P400T aircraft.

Oaxaca Aerospace fuselage delivery

The first fuselage prototype in composite materials has been manufactured at UNAQ. The prototype was manufactured by the company RHEM composites, which was incubated at UNAQ, under the supervision of Oaxaca Aerospace to comply with structural requirements, as well as with international regulations, being the first to be built on materials with aeronautical certification.

Students and graduates of the university participated in the manufacture.

Oaxaca Aerospace, a Mexican company dedicated to the manufacture of high-speed aircraft for reconnaissance, aerial surveillance and training missions, sought a strategic alliance with UNAQ to materialize a fuselage of composite materials with high performance and low operating costs.

This project was supported in its first phase by the National Council of Science and Technology through the "Program of Stimuli to Innovation" and since 2014 work began for the development of this technological project.

In an emotional ceremony, this first prototype of the carbon fiber fuselage of the Pegasus P400T aircraft was delivered to the executives of the Oaxaca Aerospace company, the first of its kind made in Mexico and that will be used to generate the mass production of this aircraft .

The student Francisco Daniel Mancera Coyotl, a member of the RHEM composites company, mentioned that "for us it is a pride to be involved in this project that stands out for the vision of promoting national aeronautical development and promoting the growth of this sector in the country" he mentioned that the support of the students and professors of the UNAQ was fundamental and that also allowed them to incubate their company through the area of entrepreneurship and consolidate it even more.

Mr. Raul Fernandez, president of Oaxaca Aerospace mentioned that during the elaboration of this fuselage many challenges were overcome and he thanked all those who collaborated in this project, commented that "it is the beginning of a great future, we want to continue collaborating with UNAQ " he claimed.

Finally, the rector of UNAQ, Ing. Jorge Gutierrez de Velasco recognized the commitment to the education of the Oaxaca Aeroespace company "to participate in projects of this size means to overcome these day-to-day challenges, but also to involve Mexico in things in the ones that should be more involved, "he said. He recognized the students, in the area of entrepreneurship and technological development "I am proud that there are people who want to do different things and in that difference is the wealth of this institution, it is not only being different because of being different but because in that process we have grown and learned a lot, "he said.

The ceremony was also attended by Mr. Rodrigo Fernandez Gonzalez, general manager of Oaxaca Aerospace, Mr. Federico Perez Fuentes, secretary of planning and linking, M. in C. Norma del Carmen Munoz Madrigal, academic secretary, M. in F. Brenda America Vargas Cano, leader of technological development projects and Sabid Sanchez Sanchez, student representing the group of scholars.

Press release issued by Oaxaca Aerospace on December 16, 2019


 Contact details from our directory:
Oaxaca Aerospace Airframer
RHEM Composites Composite Design Consultants, Composite Manufacturing Services, Carbon-reinforced Composites, Composite Structures


 Related aircraft programs:
Oaxaca Aerospace P-400T

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