Innovation & New Technologies

For the aerospace sector, the sky is not the limit. As the industry sets its sights high, it also invests heavily in R&D and innovative practices to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption, noise and air pollution through the use of new materials, engines and designs. These innovations range from extending battery life to create the next fully electric plane to creating materials that protect astronauts from gamma radiation in space.

This chapter reviews new R&D developments with a special focus on those occurring in Mexico. It will highlight research areas that are just emerging in the country such as satellites and drones, and will also set its sights on software designers specific for the aerospace sector.