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Maintenance center for Ansat helicopters to open in Mexico in 2020

The Mexican company Craft Avia Center in cooperation with the Russian Helicopters holding company is planning to open a technical maintenance center for Ansat type civilian helicopters in the city of Guadalajara. “The creation of a maintenance center for Ansat type helicopters in the Mexican city of Guadalajara is in active stage. The project is being implemented by Craft Avia Center...

Asesa Selects Able as Exclusive Repair and Overhaul Provider

Mexico-based Aeroservicios Especializados S.A. de C.V. and Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc.company, have signed an agreement making Able the exclusive provider of component repairs, overhauls and exchanges for ASESA helicopters in Mexico – a fleet that includes a significant contingent of Bell 412 aircraft. The agreement also provides ASESA with preferred access to Able’...

Ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopters in service in Mexico

On 6 December, the Mexican Navy received two final AS565 MBe Panther helicopters, completing the order of ten purchased in November 2014. Below, an overview of the qualities of this model, which has become an essential part of the Mexican Navy. Versatile, safe and efficient. That’s how the Mexican Navy describes the MBe Panther after approximately two years of its use in various operation...

Airbus Helicopters completes AS565 MBe Panther deliveries to Mexican Navy

The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for ten units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course of 2017.    Stationed at three naval bases in the Mexic...

Daher enhances its footprint in Mexico while supporting Airbus Helicopters’ metallic aerostructures activities

Daher today inaugurated its newest logistics and industrial facility, which supplies Airbus Helicopters’ facility in Querétaro, Mexico, dedicated to Metallic Aerostructures Activities.   Located in a 3,200-sq. meter building, this facility supplies Airbus Helicopters’ nearby production center of metallic aerostructures, which notably includes the production of overwing...

Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy

The Mexican Navy yesterday took delivery of the first of the ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopters it purchased in 2014, becoming the first customer in the world to receive the new version of this multi-role, medium-class military rotorcraft. The Navy will receive three other units before the end of the year and the remaining six by early 2018. The helicopters will be operated by the Naval Aviation...

PIPER RECEIVES APPROVAL OF M600 FROM MEXICO

Piper Aircraft, Inc. has obtained type validation of the M600 from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Mexico (DGAC). This marks the first approval of the M600 in the Central and South American region. “M600 validation in Mexico is exciting news for Piper and our prospective customers in that region,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “The M600 is ideally...

Bombardier Announces First Challenger 650 Aircraft Registered and Operated in Mexico

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that the first Challenger 650 aircraft registered and operated in Mexico had entered service in the region earlier this year. This aircraft joins the Bombardier business jet fleet in Latin America composed of approximately 550 aircraft in service, including approximately 200 Bombardier business aircraft in Mexico. “The Challenger 650&n...

Airlines get freedom to operate flights between US and Mexico

Most restrictions on flights between the United States and Mexico will lift on Sunday, a change expected to bring more options and possibly lower prices for travellers. American, Delta and Southwest have already announced that they will offer new flights across the border later this year. United is watching the demand for flights and will respond accordingly, a spokesman said. The US and Mex...

Cessna Makes First Mexican Delivery of Class-leading Citation Latitude

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc.company, announced it has delivered the first Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet registered in Mexico to a customer who plans to utilize the aircraft for business travel within Mexico and throughout North America. “The Latitude has experienced an outstanding market reception with 23 aircraft delivered...

ExecuJet Opens Its First FBO in Mexico

ExecuJet on June 8, celebrated the opening of its first Mexican fixed-based operation (FBO) at Del Norte International Airport in Monterrey, Mexico. The facility, which began operating in June, offers the largest handling area at Del Norte’s General Aviation Terminal (GAT) and also boasts a large hangar, covering an area of 3,700 m². Adrian Zambrano, vice president of ExecuJet Mex...

'El Chapo' Guzmán had more airplanes than the biggest airline in Mexico

Before he was recaptured in January, Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán ran the largest airborne operation in Mexico. Between 2006 and 2015, Mexican authorities seized 599 aircraft — 586 planes and 13 helicopters — that the cartel used to ship drugs throughout Mexico and Latin America, according to information from the Mexican defense ministry (...