The company Airbus recognizes trust and leadership of Yucatan to invest in the aeronautical industry

For the confidence to invest in the future of young people and the aviation industry that currently has consolidated more than 5,000 jobs in the state, Yucatan received recognition from the Airbus company, which was given to Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, during its participation in the fifth edition of the Mexico Aerospace Fair (Famex) 2023.

After witnessing the inauguration of the meeting, headed by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, Vila Dosal and the rectors of the Technological Universities of Mérida (UTM), María Isabel Rodríguez Heredia, and Polytechnic of Yucatán (UPY), Alfredo Ulibarri Benítez, held a series of meetings with companies such as Airbus, Thales and Safran to continue promoting human capital and attracting companies that want to operate in the state.

Recognizing the Governor’s initiative to seek investment in aeronautics, the president of Airbus Mexico, Ricardo Capilla, highlighted the openness of the state administration to establish the Heliescuela, already considered the best helicopter school in the country, where train and graduate the highest level pilots, who provide the quality and air safety that is needed in Latin America.

“You had the vision to know how to attract a company like Airbus, which is sometimes not easy; We are very large companies, with a lot of bureaucracy, and you knew how to handle that very well. I am very grateful for the confidence to invest in our young people and the future of aeronautics in Yucatan, “he said.

In the presence of Alberto Robles, head of the International Coordination for Latin America, the Governor recalled that the territory is experiencing a historic moment, since 2021 was the year with the highest economic growth in its history and the most jobs generated, while in 2022 the highest figures of foreign investment, reception of tourists and security were registered.

Before the heads of the Ministry of Economic Development and Labor (Sefoet), Ernesto Herrera Novelo, and the National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Canaco-Servytur) Yucatán, Levy Abraham Macari, Vila Dosal highlighted that currently the industry The local aerospace industry has generated almost 5,000 jobs, with firms that make parts for very important aircraft manufacturers in the world.

He indicated that to continue strengthening this sector, labor is very important, for which reason the Aerospace career is open at UTM; also, the Specialty; Soon, the Technique will begin, and the Design Laboratories will be available.

With the above, the ecosystem is practically closed and, “surely, many more companies will be able to arrive in the coming years, but we are not going to forget that Airbus has been one of the first to trust us with this project of the School”, he expressed.

Within this framework, the Governor met with researchers from the Yucatan Scientific Research Center (CICY), who were finalists in the Sustainable Aviation Fuels for Mexico (SAF) contest, for their analysis of the viability of the oil from oleiferous moringa to produce fuel; Aviation leaders in the Republic convene this event to accelerate the development of the industry.

Similarly, Vila Dosal held a meeting with Alexandre Ziegler, International Director of Safran, and Daniel Parfait, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of America for this same brand, with whom they analyzed possible joint projects, in addition to presenting the capital human that the region has.

Previously, he toured the Yucatan stand, where an overview of aeronautics in the area is offered, the educational offer that makes up the UPY and the UTM, the 5 Technology Laboratories, the certified Heliescuela and the careers in Cybersecurity, among other benefits.

Also, the state is shown as a logistics platform, one of its main competitive advantages, with its good connectivity with the eastern United States, by air and sea, or mobility projects, such as the Transportation System “Va and come”, Ie-Tram and the Mayan Train. Finally, the Governor visited an exhibition of aircraft from the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) and the Mexican Air Force.

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