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Drones competition in Queretaro

Karla Salinas | 24.02.2015

Quetzal Aerospace and SAE Mexico, along with Bocar Group, Bosch, Daimler, Inteligencia Mecanica, Maple Soft and Yuma, joined their powers to call for an inter-university competition of Drone design.

Quetzal Aerospace and SAE Mexico, along with Bocar Group, Bosch, Daimler, Inteligencia Mecanica, Maple Soft and Yuma, joined their powers to call for an inter-university competition of Drone design.

The students' projects will not use composites, but are challenged to innovate and develop new aeronautics designs instead. 85 students grouped into six teams have enrolled for the competition: two of the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (ESIME) Ticoman, one of the Aeronautical University in Queretaro (UNAQ) and the remaining three of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) campus Toluca, Santa Fe and Mexico City.

Mexico stands out in the formation of highly-competitive labor force for aerospace manufacture. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are considered high-impact emergent technology, integrating specialized systems.

Quetzal Aerospace, focused on this niche, foresees an income of US$11.5 billion annually in the U.S. and Europe by 2019, doubling their current US$4.9 billion.

 

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