Mexico moves forward in drone regulation

Mexico moves forward in drone regulation

MEXICO - Adrián Peña Cervantes, who is a drone and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAS) trainer pilot, commented that Mexico has made progress in drone regulation and is even ahead of other Latin American countries in this sector.

"We are doing well, it is a regulation that has been in place for more than 12 years with many efforts by the Federal Agency and the industry," Peña Cervantes commented to A21.

The specialist pointed out that although Mexico is currently at a better level and the Operational Safety Committees are opening up a lot of room for dynamics, the country should reach an optimum level since as a member of the USMCA regulatory conditions should be equalized with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and with Canada's aeronautical authority.

"I think this regulation would be desirable and it will bring us closer," said the specialist.

He added that the licensing process to operate drones is a matter that has to do with quality and access to information. He mentioned that it is not possible to take a course that is not recognized by the AFAC because then everything they learn will not be taken into account.

Peña Cervantes took the opportunity to ask all those interested in piloting a drone to take the courses and acquire their license to contribute to air safety.