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    Bombardier will start producing Global 7000 and 8000 airplanes in Queretaro
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    After announcing late in 2011 that with a US$50 million investment they would manufacture part of Global 7000 and 8000 airplanes in Mexico, the Canadian company Bombardier decided that by the end of this year they will start in their Queretaro Plant the production of these business jets, Alfredo Nolasco, Chief Country Representative in Mexico, informed.
    Bombardier will therefore expand production in their Queretaro Plant, which currently has 2,000 employees and manufactures, among other things, electric harnesses for their airplanes, Global 5000 and 6000 airplanes tails and is making the for of the pilot program of an 8-door airplane in the Cseries family.
    According to Nolasco, the manufacture of Global 7000 and 8000 airplanes suits the company’s plans to “consolidate” in Mexico, which aerospace sector has been posting growth rates close to 20% for a decade now. “The Queretaro Plant – inaugurated in 2005 and where US$500 million have been invested – still has a very large expansion margin”, he said.
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    Bombardier will start producing Global 7000 and 8000 airplanes in Queretaro - Maquila Portal


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    Mexico considered the main destination for investments by the aerospace sector
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    Mexico consolidated its position in the last decade as the main destination for investments in the aerospace sector all over the world, and this industry’s dynamism is reflected in the 20% growth posted in the last five years, Bruno Ferrari, Minister of the Economy, said.
    Bombardier, the Canadian company, will invest US$250 million, which will be disbursed throughout the next seven years; Minister Ferrari said that the construction of new structures, such as fuselages and wings, as well as electric harnesses and subassemblies, paves the way to start production of the new Learjet 85 executive airplane.
    This new investment, which will provide Bombardier with the capacity to assemble an airplane with high contents of domestic components, is another proof of the investors’ and the companies’ confidence in Mexico and in the strength of its economy.Mexico considered the main destination for investments by the aerospace sector - Maquila Portal
     
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    CIATEQ will open an aeronautics lab in Queretaro this year
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    Centro de Tecnologia Avanzada (CIATEQ) de Queretaro (Queretaro Advanced Technology Center) will open late this year an aeronautics lab to offer suppliers in the sector a space to run reliability tests, Francisco Anton, General Director, informed.
    “With this small lab we want to fulfill a need. We have machines to make mechanic tests for the development of materials for aeronautic components. We already have a building with devices to design activators that assess the capacity of some components”, Anton informed, and further pointed-out that the program will be developed with the collaboration of the Competitiveness and Innovation Program Mexico-European Union (PROCEI).
    Mr. Anton informed that they have entered an agreement with an aeronautic company for the development of metallic materials, though he would not disclose the name of the company, and pointed-out that the lab should start operating next September or October.
    In addition, the center also wants to exert some influence on the “deficient” tools manufacture industry in Mexico. “We are trying to incubate tooling design and manufacture in Mexico”, he said.CIATEQ will open an aeronautics lab in Queretaro this year - Maquila Portal
     
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    Mexico, DF -. Drug cartels in Mexico are making their own drones or unmanned aircraft to smuggle drugs into the U.S., for which workers are using companies that have assembly plants in Mexico drones, indicates information the Drug Enforcement Administration.
    Drones have been used for drug trafficking on the border with the United States since 2011, some of which have been secured by members of different agencies after being knocked down to cross into U.S. territory.
    The amount of drug that carry drones allows cartels have increased their use because they can fund their use, and as a result are now focusing on manufacture with the size and space according to their needs, said an anti-drug agent that can not be identified by name or position.
    Currently both Mexican and U.S. agencies have information that places the city of Mexico, Querétaro, Guadalajara and Nuevo León as the entities where the Mexican cartels have hired professionals for double or triple his salary; that are being developed in parallel to his formal work, drones for these organizations, but research is open.
    The information from the Drug Enforcement Agency and Mexican federal forces mentioned until December 2013 that the cartels were using drones manufactured by foreign companies, particularly from Israel, but from the beginning of 2014 a trend change occurred at the beginning of the manufacturing process itself a lower price than a tunnel or any semisumergeibles and evading surveillance including radars.
    Since 2012 the Drug Enforcement averaged 150 crossings drones, especially square, carrying packages of cocaine and other drugs in packages being confiscated reached add up to 2 tons.
    The Air Force base in the San Diego using the drug agency has captured an average of 30 drones with drugs that are sent from Mexico to deliver your cargo on U.S. soil in an agreed process.
    These drones are different cases that also use ultralight Mexican drug cartels to cross into the United States, whose cases averaged four a day, carrying drug shipments, with an average of 60.3 kilos per trip, especially at night and not land on U.S. soil.
    The National Guard reported that since 2011 recorded an increase in the use of ultralight aircraft from Mexico to the United States, especially in central Arizona, which are used by the Mexican cartels, with over 100 kilos and generally involve marijuana shipments.

    - See more at: Cárteles fabrican drones para trasiego | Pulso Diario de San Luis # sthash.nNCA5NyD.dpuf
     
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    Monterrey Aerospace will manufacture fuselages for military airplanes
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    Monterrey Aerospace Mexico announced that they will manufacture 24 fuselages for Boeing military airplanes.
    Teresa Galindo, who is also Chairwoman of Nuevo Leon Aerospace Cluster, said in her speech at ProMexico Global Forum that the order received is for 24 units and that the first shipment will be made this year.
    Monterrey Aerospace Plant has great importance for their customer, MD Helicopters in the United States, since 62% of helicopter parts are produced here, and they supply the corporation in the USA.
    She said that they are preparing a technological map that will provide for better strategies to attract more investments to this state in this field.

    Monterrey Aerospace will manufacture fuselages for military airplanes - Maquila Portal

    Monterrey Aerospace fabricará fuselaje para uso militar - Grupo Milenio
     
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    Mexico may become a jets assembler
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    Mexico may become a jets assembler for the aerospace industry within around two decades.
    The first jet completely assembled in Mexico may be flying by 2035-2040, but before this happens Mexico must earn a reputation as high quality builder and manufacturer in the industry.
    Mexico may develop the technical and labor capacity to assemble a full airplane that takes off from Mexico sooner, but right now the official certification and the market’s confidence on deliveries are the two big obstacles and challenges to build a jet.
    “First, we must achieve the airworthiness certification issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), since without it no airplane can fly at all”, a specialist remarked


    Mexico may become a jets assembler - Maquila Portal
     
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    India should have partnered embrerer KC-390 instead of going for Russian MRTA , it is still in drawing borad soon we want replacement on AN-32
     
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    Brazil chooses Gripen over Rafale
    Opens door for Indian navy


    Ajai Shukla | New Delhi

    Brazil chooses Gripen over Rafale
    Brazil's decision to buy the Swedish JAS-39E/F Gripen (or Gripen NG) has opened a tantalising possibility for India'sdefence ministry (MoD), which is frustrated after 33 months of negotiations with French company, Dassault on the proposed purchase of 126 Rafale medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA).

    On Monday, Swedish defence giant, Saab, which builds the Gripen, announced Brazil had signed a contract for 36 Gripen NG fighters for $5.475 billion.

    Brazil chose the Gripen NG over the Rafale (Dassault, France) and the F/A-18 Super Hornet (Boeing, USA).

    Brazil will now ask Saab to develop the Sea Gripen, says defence analyst, INS Jane's. Twenty-four of these "navalised" fighters will equip Brazil's aircraft carrier, Sao Paulo.

    IHS Jane's also highlights the Indian Navy's need for the Sea Gripen for two carriers that Cochin Shipyard is building - the 40,000-tonne INS Vikrant and a larger, yet unnamed, successor referred to as the Future Indigenous Carrier.

    So far, the Indian Navy had planned to fly a naval version of the indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) - the Naval Tejas - from these carriers. However, the Naval Tejas, which the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is developing, may not be ready for service by 2018, when the Vikrant will be commissioned.

    The Sea Gripen constitutes a new option as the Vikrant's light fighter. The navy already has a medium fighter, the MiG-29K, on order from Russia.

    Indian analysts, like Manoj Joshi of Observer Research Foundation, say buying the Sea Gripen would let the DRDO engage Saab as a design partner for the Naval Tejas and Tejas Mark II, both advanced versions of the current Tejas Mark I.

    In 2011, then DRDO chief V K Saraswat had approached Saab to collaborate in developing the Tejas Mark II. In 2012, the DRDO and Saab held detailed discussions. In January 2013, Saab was issued a Request for Proposal, which the DRDO examined and discussed. Yet, nothing came of it.

    The DRDO's interest in Saab stems from the numerous technical parallels between the Tejas and the Gripen. Both are light fighters in the 14-tonne class. Whilst developing the Gripen NG, Saab changed the engine to the more powerful General Electric F-414 turbofan, and added more fuel; which is exactly what the DRDO proposes for the LCA Mark II. Fitting the bulkier, heavier F-414 into the Tejas would require re-engineering of the fuselage; a problem that Saab has promised to solve.

    "The greatest benefit to the Tejas Mark II could be from the Gripen's superb networking. Aerial combat is no longer about eye-catching aerobatics; it is about data links; networking, and cockpit avionics, which is Saab's strength," says Joshi.

    The DRDO was also hoping to learn from Saab's maintenance philosophy, which has made the Gripen the world's most easy-to-maintain fighter. According to independent estimations, the Gripen requires three to five man-hours of maintenance per flight hour. That means, after an hour-long mission, 6-10 technicians require only 30 minutes to put the fighter back in the air.

    In contrast, the Rafale is estimated to require 15 maintenance man-hours per flight hour; while the F-35 Lightening II requires 30-35 man-hours.

    According to a Jane's study, the operating cost of the Gripen is $4,700 per hour. The Rafale is thrice as expensive, at $15,000 per hour.

    "The Tejas Mark I has not been designed with operational availability in mind. It is a maintenance nightmare, with sub-systems inaccessible. The Tejas Mark II will need Saab's help in radically re-engineered these," says a DRDO engineer.

    Senior Saab officials say, off the record, they are keen to partner India in developing the Tejas Mark II. They say the Tejas Mark II, built cheaply in large numbers, would eliminate the need for a heavy, costly, highly sophisticated fighter like the Rafale. Saab sees major profit in co-developing the Tejas Mark II.

    Brazil's contract for 36 Gripen NGs comes on top of Stockholm's decision to buy 60 of these fighters for the Swedish Air Force.

    In 2011, Switzerland too had selected the Gripen over the Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon. However, in an astonishing, nationwide referendum on the proposed $3.5-billion purchase, the Swiss people voted to spend the money instead on education, transport and pensions.

    The current version of the Gripen NG, the Gripen D, is currently in operational service with the Swedish, Czech, Hungarian, South African and Royal Thai Air Forces, and also with the UK Empire Test Pilots' School.
    Brazil chooses Gripen over Rafale | Business Standard News
     
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    Brazil can't afford Rafale.
     
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    they want the best technology transfer offered to them, France is not giving the best for their needs
     
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    Saab assistance is definitely not needed at this stage as both Tejas Mk-1 Navy and Mk-2 Air Force versions design is complete (Mk-2 Navy design will be complete in some time) and already IN has a requirement for 46 Tejas Mk-2 while IAF so far needs 83.

    The jet for IAC-2 will be the Rafale-M.
     
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    The Mexican market currently manufactures 85% of the metal-mechanic pieces used by the aerospace sector in Portugal, Germany, China, and Spain, ITESM pointed-out.
    The Monterrey Institute of Technology, Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) at Puebla says that 24 students from their School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are the only people in Mexico certified in CAE, a certification granted by the US-based company MCS Software.
    There are few certifications of this kind in Mexico and therefore this knowledge will help the future professionals to find a job by working at companies to reduce time and costs in the manufacture of the above-mentioned pieces.
    These trainings are necessary for the students, since in 2013 the foreign direct investment by this industry exceeded US$35 billion

    Mexico manufactures 85% of pieces for the aerospace sector - Maquila Portal
     
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