Demand starts the propeller for Aerocluster

Expected demand for new passenger and cargo airplanes for the upcoming years, is the propeller behind the growth of the aerospace industry in the State of Chihuahua, affirms Rene Espinosa Terrazas, president of the Aerospace Cluster in the State. The executive explained that, in the face of the potential increase of demand for the aerospace industry worldwide, Chihuahua’s Aerocluster is getting prepared to compete with markets such as Asia and the Middle East. This is why the State has accomplished major advancements in the process of airplane assembly. In this regard, the president of the aeroculster said that Textron Aviation is currently producing 90% of the Cessna Corvalis aircraft, made from carbon fiber composite materials. “We are the first State to successfully complete this exercise, with the involvement of the companies from the sector”, declared Espinosa. Up to this day, the aerospace sector in Chihuahua provides 17,000 jobs, including more than 3,600 to certified specialty workers. This sector has export rates as high as US$1.5 billion annually, and has plants extended in a surface of over five million square feet.