The organization that represents private sector aerospace manufacturers in Mexico is La Federación Mexicana de la Industria Aeroespacial, or The Mexican Federation of Aerospace Industries, in English. FEMIA, as it is known by its Mexican acronym, was established in November of 2007 to promote the development of the Mexican aerospace industry, both nationally and internationally.
Below is a link to a presentation given by FEMIA’s president, Vladimoro de la Mora, at Mexico’s Aerospace Industry Summit. The event took place in late September 2013, and was hosted by the maquiladora industry trade publicatio, Mexico Now. In it he presents information regarding how the organization acts to represent the interests of the more than seventy aerospace manufacturers in Mexico that are members of the association. Additionally, the presentation offers a look into the rate of growth of the Mexican aerospace industry over the past decade, information on projected rates of growth for the current year and export volume, as well as provides geographical informaton related to location of Mexico’s major aerospace industry clusters. At present, Mexico is home to fifteen aerospace companies that employ upwards of five hundred individuals.
As of this year, collectively, aerospace manufacturers in Mexico comprise the tenth largest provider of parts and components to the aerospace industry in the United States. As Mexico continues to develop industry expertise, as well as forward and backward supply chain linkages, the country hopes to meet the goal of exporting twelve billion dollars worth of manufactured aerospace product and creating one hundred and ten thousand industry jobs by 2020.
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