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Icon Aircraft
The North American company announced in September 2016 the construction of a new facility at Tijuana, Baja California, where it will produce composite airframe components for the A5 aircraft, a manufacturing process that was previously outsourced to several suppliers. "ICON's new composite facility in Mexico is central to the improved production strategy we announced," said ICON CEO and Founder Kirk Hawkins. "Manufacturing in Mexico is a powerful capability for a global industrial company, which many others in the aerospace, automotive, and powersports sectors have recognized for years," said Thomas Wieners, ICON's VP of Manufacturing. "Tijuana is ideal for ICON's needs because it is a rapidly-emerging industrial center with the infrastructure and skilled labor force, including composites and aerospace expertise, to produce the volume and quality of composites we need to meet the significant A5 demand. Tijuana's proximity to San Diego also reduces the time and cost to ship components to ICON's aircraft assembly facility in California." The investment is estimated in 150 million dollars and the facility will employ more than 1,000 people, once it is fully operational.

GE Aviation
The Company from the United States announced in 2017 a 400 million dollar investment to install a plant for manufacturing turbine components. The new facility will be located at Sonora and it is estimated to create 3,000 new jobs for high-qualifyed engineers and technitians.

AT Engine
In 2017 it was announced a joint venture of the Mexican company Altaser Aerospace and the German Aerotech to form AT Engine. There will be a 250 million dollar investment and the project will create 500 new high-skilled jobs. The new company will have its facilities in Sonora and will be dedicated to the productions of turbine parts for clients such as General Electric Airspace and Rolls Royce, to incorporate them in Airbus and Boeing airplanes.

In 2016, Honeywell stated that it will invest 15 million dollars in wind tunnel technology for its plant at Mexicali, Baja California. It is estimated the creation of more than 100 jobs.