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FAA experts in Mexico City to advise on Category 1 aviation safety status recovery

Mexico City, Mexico — Head of the SICT, accompanied by the Undersecretary of Transportation and the General Director of the AFAC, welcomed the FAA experts earlier this week.

U.S. aviation authorities are paying a visit to the Secretary of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT), Jorge Nuño Lara, as a work meeting to help Mexico recover its Category 1 aviation safety status.

During the most recent meet, recommendations were given to implement before the General Director of the FAA visits Mexico on January 12. Nuño Lara received the delegation of experts from the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States (FAA), who continue to work in the recovery of Mexico’s aviation safety status to return to a Category 1.

On Monday, the advisory project, headed by the North American specialists in aviation safety, Jeffrey Richardson and Julio Arizmendi, was formally reactivated.

The head of the SICT, accompanied by the Undersecretary of Transport, Rogelio Jiménez Pons and the General Director of the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC), Miguel Enrique Vallin Osuna, pointed out that they will be attentive to the activities and resolutions during this first round of meetings between specialists from the FAA and AFAC.

Two other FAA experts, Randall Wright and Lou Álvarez, also joined the advisory. This first meeting is expected to last until Friday to ensure progress will be made in preparing for the final audit.

The North American officials will be in charge of making the evaluation of the corrective plan and of what Mexico has developed within the actions with a view to improving safety in aeronautical matters.