Mexico

January 13, 2014 - 11:55am

FltPlan.com has added capability to help customers comply with new Mexico National Institute of Immigration (INM) rules mandating Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) manifests. The new rules require “submission of information within 30 minutes of departure or after the aircraft door is closed,” according to FltPlan president Ken Wilson.

October 11, 2012 - 2:40pm

Bombardier Aerospace has added stops at major cities in Mexico between October 17 and 20 for its Global 6000 world demonstration tour. One of the stops will be at Mexico City/Toluca Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport, according to a Bombardier spokeswoman. “Customer feedback for our Global 6000 in Latin America is superb,” said Bombardier Business Aircraft regional vice president for Latin American sales Fabio Rebello. Thus far, the Global 6000 demonstrator has logged more than 400 hours since entering service in March.

April 25, 2012 - 3:31pm

Uvalde, Texas-based Sierra Industries has been certified by Mexico’s Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) to inspect, repair and modify Mexican-registered aircraft, from piston singles to business jets.

Operating out of a 90,000-sq-ft facility, Sierra Industries also specializes in modifying older Cessna Citations for better performance. Additionally, the MRO offers PMA parts manufacturing, in-house avionics support and on-field paint and interior specialists.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

Bombardier Aerospace announced on October 24 that Global 7000 and 8000 aft fuselages will be built at its site in Queretaro, Mexico. The Mexican site already produces the aft fuselage of the Global 5000 and 6000, as well as the Learjet 85’s major composite structures.

July 20, 2010 - 6:59am

ProMexico, the government agency in charge of promoting trade and investment for Mexico held a seminar here at the Farnborough airshow to promote the “Hecho en México” (“Made in Mexico”) label, highlighting the benefits of building factories and maintenance workshops, as well as research-and-development (R&D) offices in that country. ProMexico officials claim the locale compares favorably with China if all costs are factored in.

July 20, 2010 - 6:59am

ProMexico, the government agency in charge of promoting trade and investment for Mexico held a seminar here at the Farnborough airshow to promote the “Hecho en México” (“Made in Mexico”) label, highlighting the benefits of building factories and maintenance workshops, as well as research-and-development (R&D) offices in that country. ProMexico officials claim the locale compares favorably with China if all costs are factored in.

June 9, 2009 - 5:17am

Mexico’s fast-growing aerospace sector is here at the Paris Air Show in strength once again (Hall 3 Stand D24), and the latest projections for its future suggest it is set to get bigger still in the next six years or so. Much of the growth in the past few years has come from foreign OEMs opening new facilities and expanding existing properties in their increasingly urgent pursuit of lower production costs and access to markets.

November 3, 2008 - 9:51am

Aerotron has begun construction of a new FBO at Guadalajara’s Don Miguel Hidalgo International Airport, Mexico’s third-busiest airport. While the new facility is under construction, Aerotron this month will begin offering FBO services from a temporary office and using four new fuel trucks. The new FBO, located next to the Mexicana maintenance facility, will feature a 27,000-sq-ft hangar, 8,300-sq-ft terminal and 215,000-sq-ft ramp.

June 30, 2008 - 11:46am

The Mexican air-taxi company Sarsa purchased a new Raytheon Hawker 800XP at the convention. Based in Monterrey, Sarsa has flown Hawkers for 30 years, and this is their 12th purchase of the aircraft. “They are so reliable you can bank on them,” said Felipe Cardenas, general director of Sarsa. The air taxi’s typical mission is 1.2 hr with four passengers. Twice a month, it flies from Toluca, Mexico, to New York nonstop.

May 6, 2008 - 6:58am

Efforts to relieve congestion at Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport were dealt a blow last month when the Mexican government abandoned plans to build a new international airport at Texcoco. The project, which was approved just last October, was scrapped following violent protests by local farmers.

 
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