Automotive & Transportation
The International Airport of Mexico City is so saturated that airplanes cross at such a short distance without delays in takeoffs and landings that there is a risk of air collision, warned Jesus Ramirez Stabros, pilot and member of the Chamber of Deputies Transportation Commission.
Automotive News - Audi purchasing chief Bernd Martens said the planned factory in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico, will buy 90 percent of its components from local sources in six years. So far no other Audi location has done that.
Automotive News - Ford Motor Co., moving to ease production constraints in North America, plans to shift output of the Fiesta subcompact from Mexico to Thailand in 2016. Ford assembles the Fiesta at 10 sites worldwide.
Automotive News Europe - There are lots of reasons Audi chose to build its Q5 crossover in Mexico: cheap labor, a government willing to offer incentivesand favorable trade agreements with several nations. But European tariff duties also had an influence.
Sentido Comun - Nissan Motor, Japan's second largest producer of vehicles, reached an agreement with General Motors to produce a small cargo vehicle at its plant in Cuernavaca and that GM will sell the vehicle in the United States and Canada.www.sentidocomun.com.mx/
Plastics News - Engel Holding says its sales in Mexico of injection molding machines, robots and spare parts soared in fiscal 2012, boosted by purchases from a hitherto ignored source: Japanese Tier 1 auto parts suppliers.
PRNewswire - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. says its S-76D™ helicopter has been awarded Type Certification by Mexico's civil aviation authority. The S-76D helicopter is the newest product from Sikorsky Aircraft.
Quartz - Mexico’s auto production has taken a big leap since Nafta. The country now accounts for roughly 20 percent of North American light vehicle production, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago report, compared with a 6 percent share in 1990.
Sentido Comun - Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) said passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased 5.9 percent in April compared with the same month in 2012. Domestic traffic increased 7.7 percent and international traffic fell 3.6 percent.
Financial Times - The newest figures from the Mexican auto industry association, AMIA, point to continued powerful growth not only from the car makers themselves but from associated industries.