Baja California: leader in the aerospace sector
PARIS – Within the framework of the Paris Air Show, the government of Baja California stood out as the entity with the largest number of aerospace manufacturing companies in Mexico, with the presence of brands such as Honeywell, Safran, Collins Aerospace, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, others
Currently, the aerospace industry in the state is made up of more than 110 companies. In 2017, the entity generated US$2 billion in exports and offered more than 35,000 direct jobs, according to Tomás Sibaja, president of the Aerospace Cluster in Baja California.
During a meeting between the ambassador of Mexico in France, Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo and the delegations of the states that attended the Parisian air show, Carlo Bonfante Olache, secretary of economic development of Baja California, stressed that the state has presence of design centers such as the Honeywell Research and Technology Center in Mexicali, the Triumph Acoustical Design Center, the Collins Aerospace and Safran Design Centers, as well as the Gulfstream Engineering Center.
“The universities and training centers have allowed us to maintain leadership in an industry that is part of the productive vocations of Baja California, so it is satisfying to contribute to that strength that the new government will surely reinforce” said Bonfante Olache.
He stressed as well that the entity offers a support network for aerospace investments, through services such as technical and professional talent training through school-company links.