Mexico City’s International Airport (AICM) nearly suffered a collision between two planes, following the resignation of SENEAM’s director.
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“These 1Q22 results reflect solid performance across our commercial aircraft, helicopter and defense businesses. Our 2022 guidance is unchanged, even though the risk profile for the rest of the year has become more challenging due to the complex geopolitical and economic environment,” said Guillaume Faury, CEO, Airbus.
Near-Collision At AICM Leads to SENEAM’s Head Resignation
The General Director of Space Navigation Services (SENEAM), Víctor Manuel Hernández, left his position officially on May 9 following the recent aerial incidents plaguing the Mexico City metropolitan area. A day after his announcement, Mexico City International Airport (AICM) saw a near-collision between two Volaris aircraft. Meanwhile, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that the Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) will call a meeting to analyze the problems affecting Mexico’s airspace.
“In the last month, IFALPA has been made aware of several incidents involving aircraft arriving at [AICM] with low fuel states due to unplanned holding, diversions for too excessive delays and significant GPWS [Ground Proximity Warning System] alerts where one crew almost had a Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT),” said IFALPA in an official statement.
The alliance has registered more than 580,000km flown, which is equivalent to 14,663 flights around the world and more than 250,000 flights. “Since the establishment of the Joint Collaboration Agreement in May 2017, the airlines have transported more than 28 million customers and have operated 250,000 flights between the US and Mexico. By May 2022, partners will operate more than 4,300 flights, a 96 percent recovery against the same period in 2019,” reads Aeroméxico’s press release.