Agencies work to raise the level of aviation safety in Mexico
MEXICO – The federal government held a first working meeting with the Ministries of Communications and Transportation (SCT), Foreign Affairs (SRE), Finance (SHCP) and Tourism (SECTUR) to solve the deficiencies found by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States to the Mexican aviation authority, which led to the downgrading to Category 2.
“The governmental bodies committed, from their respective areas, to speed up the recovery of Category 1 in civil aviation,” informed the SCT through a press release.
The Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) assured that the findings derived from the audit are being verified, and that a salary revaluation will be carried out in order to have positions with levels similar to those of the national airline industry.
On the other hand, the SRE is carrying out a follow-up of the audit review process through the General Directorate for North America and the Embassy of Mexico in Washington.
It is worth mentioning that the FAA downgraded Mexico to Category 2 after finding several deficiencies in the safety elements that AFAC must comply with.