Puerto Rico

Government officials say Puerto Rico is a model site for a spaceport because of its proximity to the Equator and the fact that it is surrounded by the ocean. Puerto Rico’s relationship with the U.S. and Latin America offers the infrastructure, technology base, U.S. legal framework and established tourism industry that makes it ready for space markets. (Published by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS October 10th, 2014 By: KEVIN MEAD).

Why Puerto Rico?
State of the art and underused military facilities for all type of Aircraft and Aerospace Operations.

Ramey Field Length: 11,702 ft
Roosevelt Roads 1: Lenght: 11,000 ft
Ponce’s Airport: Length: 6,900 ft
Arecibo’s Field: Length: 3,980

• Access to deep sea port next to runways and hangars for heavy and extra wide loads
• Strategically located and perfect weather conditions for aviation industry
• Productivity through Suitable Weather Conditions All Year Round for MRO’s. Average Temperature: 72F- 89F
• Ideal conditions for regular maintenance and inspections A, B, C & D under controlled operational budgets
• Strategically located and perfect weather conditions for aviation industry Puerto Rico’s unique favorable location near the Equator and at the center of the Atlantic Ocean presents positive advantages to facilitate all types of space activities supported by an ample world renowned and highly reputed Technological Industrial and Educational Complex suitable for R&D and manufacturing of critical components for the industry.

What we offer:
• Spaceport- Excellent locations and facilities for horizontal and vertical launches with no ITAR issues.
• Satellite Manufacturing- Dozens of best-of-breed technologically advanced facilities ready to use (Clean rooms, manufacturing floors, etc.).
• MRO- Former military facilities ready to use and in compliance with US regulations and protections.
• R&D - Excellent locations, facilities and resources for airframe, power plant, avionics and nano-materials research and development
• Pharma + Aerospace- Life Science R&D at 0 Gravity and energy rich environment
• Captive Insurance Co’s- Tax advantages for assumed insurance risk.
We offer 60 years of industrial promotions thru scientific and technologically advanced manufacturing, thousands of scientists and engineers, ideal location for Spaceports, Software, Systems, Robotics,
• Satellites and R&D manufacturing, competitive business climate, strategic infrastructure, high value-low cost skilled multicultural and fully bilingual workforce, balanced regulatory environment.
• Ideal Location for Leading Aerospace Innovation
• Move-in ready facilities and infrastructure
• More than three decades of knowledge in the field
• Thousands of engineers, mathematicians, and scientists whom are among the best in the US.
• Global Position - Strategically Located
• Arecibo’s Radar Space Observatory
• Worldwide access to all markets for an efficient supply chain in the region to support MRO, manufacturing and R&D.
• Competitive Advantage: Political, Cultural, and Financial Stability
• Geo-Political- US territory, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
• Manufacturing, Repair and Overhauls to all types of Major Components
Political- US territory, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
• Cultural- A technical human interface between Latin American and North American cultures
• Legal- Federal Laws apply to all operations including those for Intellectual Property Protection
• Financial: US currency, financial rules protection and No Punitive Damages for products and services produced on the Island.
• Knowledge, Experience, and Skills
• Flexible Free Trade Zones to Develop Puerto Rico as an Hemispheric
• Aeronautical and Aerospace MRO Hub
• Manufacturing, Repair and Overhauls to all types of Major Components
• Military Aircraft and UAV’s Maintenance with no ITAR issues

Key facts about Puerto Rico:
• In Puerto Rico, Spanish and English are the official languages; most Puerto Ricans speak English.
• Puerto Rico is a U.S. commonwealth and the U.S. dollar is the official currency; U.S. citizens don’t need a passport or a currency converter!
• El Yunque is the only subtropical rainforest in the U.S.  National Forest Service, a place so indescribable that it must be seen, heard and felt.  It’s one of our must-visit destinations.
• More than 70% of the rum sold in the U.S. comes from Puerto Rico; sample our favorite local brands and enjoy a tour of our rum distilleries.
• Puerto Rico houses the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, spanning almost 20 acres.  It’s the only radio telescope that can accurately predict when and where an asteroid might collide with Earth, and was responsible for the first asteroid images in history.
• Toro Verde features one of the longest Zip Lines on Earth: La Bestia.  It uses a specially designed harness to soar through the air across 4,745 feet of terrain.
• Bioluminescence exists around the world, but there are only a few biobays on our planet.  Puerto Rico has three of them, a kayak or boat-ride away from our shores, they must be seen to be appreciated.

Are you ready to join the Future of Aerospace in Puerto Rico?