Aerospace Manufacturing in Mexico

Aerospace Manufacturing: One of Mexico’s Fastest-Growing Industries

With over 15 percent growth over the last ten years, more than USD $9.5 billion in exports, and access to some of the country’s top engineering talent, Mexico’s aerospace industry is taking off. With a strong concentration of Tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers, Mexico is producing more and more aerospace products.

A haven for foreign companies seeking low-cost and highly-skilled labor, aerospace manufacturing in Mexico has become one of the nation’s main industries. Major clusters exist across the country – namely in Sonora, Baja California, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, and Queretaro – and the list of aerospace companies in Mexico is vast. The over 350 aerospace suppliers in Mexico range in scale and scope from small MROs (maintenance-repair-overhaul facilities), to mid-size manufacturers, to power players like Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, and Bombardier.

Though the aerospace manufacturing industry in Mexico is relatively new compared to other markets, its vibrant history has roots that run deep. By leveraging strengths in the country’s well-established automotive sector, aerospace firms have created an appealing manufacturing industry that attracts foreign investment, boasts impressively connected infrastructure, and remains an attractive option for companies seeking to expand.

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Mexico’s Aerospace Industry by the Numbers


Aerospace companies in Mexico in 2020

According to FEMIA (the Federación Mexicana de la Industria Aerospacial, or Mexican Aerospace Industry Federation), aerospace suppliers in Mexico grew from 100 firms in 2004 to over 300 in 2019. Today, the list of aerospace companies in Mexico has expanded to over 350 and continues to grow.


Largest aerospace supplier globally

As of 2019, Mexico was the 14th largest aerospace manufacturer in the world. From engines and cargo doors to landing gear assemblies, electrical systems, aircraft technology, metal turbines, and many other products, Mexico manufactures a wide range of products and has risen to become one of the most prominent aerospace suppliers worldwide.

$9.5 billion

In annual aerospace industry exports as of 2019

At the end of 2019, Mexico’s global aerospace exports reached USD $9.5 billion. Mexico is also the sixth-largest exporter of components to its neighbor, the United States, which is Mexico's largest customer consuming nearly 80 percent of aerospace production.