Sources: SRE, SEDECO, Paris Air Show
The 50th International Paris Air Show, known as the world´s premier event dedicated to the aerospace industry, took place at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre.
The Paris Air Show is held every two years and brings together all the industry’s players across the globe to showcase the latest technological innovations and to network during the B2B Meeting activities organized during the show.
This year’s attendance had more than 2,200 exhibitors from 44 countries, around 150,000 trade visitors and 290 official delegations.
The Mexican official delegation consisted of 20 Mexican companies and a delegation of about 100 members from the states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, Sonora and Yucatan. For the first time during an international event Interjet, a Mexico Corporation presented an aircraft of its own.
The Mexico Corporation Interjet, received a Russian Superjet. Interjet plans to fly the aircraft from Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.
As a consequence of the participation at this event, The French company, SNECMA, announced new investments in Queretaro totaling USD$35 million; the Zodiac company announced new investments of USD$25 million and the Snecma-Pretel consortium announced investments of USD$5 million.
As a result of the Baja California delegations meetings held during the participation in the 2013 Paris Air Show last month, a delegation of French companies scheduled a two-day tour in the state in search of business opportunities in the renewable energy sector. The French delegation consists of representatives of the firm DCNS, a global player in marine renewable energy.
In the last seven years there’s been a real spurt in aerospace industries manufacturing in Mexico, with growth averaging 20% a year, growing from 60 transnational corporations in 2005 to 270 aeronautics companies in 2013 that operates under a Mexico Maquiladora Program. Mexican-made aircraft parts are trucked to Canada and shipped across the Atlantic to Europe, but the USA is still the biggest commercial partner for Mexican aerospace companies.