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Aeronautics

World class operations with strong continuous expansions

El Salvador has more than 28 years of experience experience in the aircraft maintenance and repair (MRO) industry, which has placed the country on the global aviation map. The sector has shown annual growth rates of 20%, creating more than 2,400 jobs. El Salvador provides major aircraft maintenance to commercial airlines such as Southwest Airlines, U.S. Airways, JetBlue, United Airlines and Volaris. It provides maintenance services with a focus on the Airbus aircraft A320 and the Boeing B737 family. Currently, El Salvador seeks to strengthen cluster operations and add new local and international actors who wish to join this initiative.
Aeroman, El Salvador

Sector Opportunities

  • Maintenance of commercial aircraft
  • Maintenance of R44 helicopters and corporate planes
  • Distribution services and aviation parts warehousing
  • Workshops for component maintenance
  • Aeronautical Ground Services
  • Manufacturing of aircraft fuselage LSA (Light Sport Aircraft), and parts for Wing tips, engines, etc., In composite material.
  • Assembly of aeronautical harness systems
  • Overhaul previous LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) models.

Advantages of Investing in El Salvador

  • Aeronautical industry cluster
  • The labor cost is up to 40% more competitive than border operations between Mexico and the U.S.
  • High productivity:
    • Average TAT in the last five years: 96%
    • Low turnover: less than 2% per year, which is a key factor for performance and training
    • Talent pool that learns quickly, ensuring the technical knowledge to perform world-class services.
  • Specialized technical talent.

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Emilio Márquez

Aeronautics/Light manufacturing Investment Specialist

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