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Mexico-Canada Pact Expected at FAMEX

: Apr 24, 2019 - : 9:13 am

An agreement between Mexico and Canada, the country of honor at the event, will be signed during the 3rd edition of FAMEX. The proposed agreement between the two countries, the first of its kind, will give companies in Mexico the opportunity to maintain commercial aircraft from carriers operating in Canada.

This is expected to give a fillip to the MROs in the country that have been trying hard to attract maintenance work from carriers in nearby countries. The deal, which is the culmination of extended discussions between the two countries, came about at the initiative of Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena).

General Rodolfo Rodríguez Quezada, FAMEX President, is excited by the new development. “Canada is aware that our country has enormous potential in the aeronautical sector,” he said. “Not only do we have very attractive monetary incentives to encourage foreign investment, but we also have very capable people. The talent and competitiveness of Mexico’s workforce can be observed in various fields such as manufacturing, training, innovation, and technology.”

Although the number of companies involved in aircraft maintenance is increasing, Mexico’s aerospace industry is still dominated by manufacturing companies. More than 72.2 per cent of all firms are manufacturers, 13.2 per cent focus on design and engineering while 11.2 per cent of companies are in the MRO sector.

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