Mexico signed an agreement with the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to recover its air safety degree, which was downgraded to Category 2 last May, this Sunday at the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (USA). SCT) said.
SCT’s Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) announced in a statement, FAA experts “will visit our country beginning next August, through which they will provide necessary technical assistance.”
The agency said the amendment to the MoU came into effect last Friday.
The SCT explained that during the visit of US experts the work “included a technical review to determine whether safety supervision by AFAC complies with minimum standards.”
The Mexican government also indicated that the experts would provide a report of their findings and recommendations for improvement to the Mexican Aeronautical Authority.
The Ministry of Communications and Transport reiterated that Category 1 recovery is a priority in the shortest possible time, so they have “under no circumstances precluded correction works that allow for resolving things seen by the FAA.”
The FAA announced on May 25 that it would reduce Mexico’s rating in air safety from “Category 1” to “Category 2”, preventing Mexican carriers from offering new services or routes into the United States.
According to their assessment, the Latin American country does not meet the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations body that regulates global aeronautics.
The measure also prohibits US airlines from marketing and selling tickets with Mexican partner airlines, although it does not affect Mexican Airlines’ existing service in the United States.
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