In the facilities of the General Felipe Ángeles International Airport, in Santa Lucía, municipality of Zumpango in the State of Mexico, one of the most important events of the aerospace and aeronautical industries in the world took place from September 22 to 25, placing Mexico at the forefront of one of the most relevant and strategic productive and research activities: the Mexico Aerospace Fair, known by the acronym Famex.
Famex has been held year after year since 2015 and has been since then a benchmark in the influential and dynamic sector. This very important fair is organized by the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) through the Mexican Air Force, which is headed by Major General Diplomat of the Air Staff, José Gerardo Vega Rivera. On this occasion, the president of the Organizing Committee was the Air Force General César, Tapia Jiménez. Both military men played a fundamental role in the success of Famex.
Mexico has large areas dedicated to the development of the aerospace and aeronautics industries, such as the one located in San Juan del Río, Querétaro, where, in addition to the presence of the most important companies in these sectors, the Aeronautics University of Querétaro is located, which trains the most outstanding professionals.
Due to its geographic characteristics, Mexico has become the location for investments, scientific and research exchanges, human resources education and training systems, and, of course, for the production of parts for the development of the sector.
On this occasion, the guest of honor was the United States, which provided the most representative of its industry, especially support and cargo aircraft, for the aircraft exhibition. Countries with a long tradition in the aerospace and aeronautics industries, such as France, the United Kingdom, and Spain, among others, were also represented.
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), and the Aeronautics University of Queretaro, to name a few, participated in the event. The inauguration was in charge of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, accompanied by the heads of the Ministry of Defense, Secretary-General Luis Cresencio Sandoval González, and of the Mexican Navy, Secretary Admiral Rafael Ojeda Durán.
Also in attendance were ambassadors from countries such as the United States and France, among others, as well as an important representation of the world's leading companies. Undoubtedly, this was an event of reference both for our country and internationally, positioning Mexico at the forefront in terms of the development of one of the industries with a broad present and future.
Other relevant data to consider, according to the information provided by the organizers, is that there were 210 participating delegations, 635 exhibitors, 50 academic representatives, and an estimated attendance of 25 thousand visitors. These figures alone give a clear idea of the relevance and projection of the aeronautical and aerospace industries from Mexico.