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Mexico signs aviation agreement with US to regain air safety level

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico has signed an agreement with the FAA of the Department of Transportation of the United States to recover their air safety level.

The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCRT), signed an agreement July 23 with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States to restore the air safety level after the recent degradation of Mexican aviation to Category Two.

Through a statement, the SCT indicated that the United States “will provide technical assistance in matters of civil aviation.” The agency detailed that FAA experts will make visits to Mexico starting August, through which they will provide the necessary technical assistance.

“Derived from the work of the experts, they will give the aeronautical authority of Mexico a report of their findings and their recommendations for improvement.

“For the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, the recovery of Category One is a priority in the shortest possible time…by guaranteeing certainty both to the aeronautical industry and to the population and to national and foreign tourism that Mexico is safe in the areas of air transport and airport services,” said the federal agency.

The work to be carried out during the visits involves a technical review to determine if the safety supervision by the AFAC complies with the minimum standards required in Annexes 1, 6 and 8 of the Chicago Convention. Derived from the work of experts, they will give the aeronautical authority of Mexico a report of their findings and recommendations for improvement.

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