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Felipe Angeles International Airport Prioritizes Safety

By Emilio Aristegui | Tue, 09/14/2021 - 17:46

The SCT released a statement indicating what can be expected from the new Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA), as the main focus points towards how the Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) announced the measures it will implement to will handle ensure the safety and security regulations ofn the Valley of Mexico’s aierospace once Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) becomes operational, it announced through an statement. 

The main focus of the statement according to the SCT will focus in relies on handling correctly managing the aerospace airspace of the metropolitan area of Mexico City adequately, in order to manage the flow of so passengers and goods travel in the most organized and safest way possible. The Ministry will also investment will also go towards  in important technological components that allow the for the airport to work simultaneously with the airports of Mexico City (AICM) and Toluca (AIT) airports., “The Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) will be equipped with the best technology to provide the greatest security in air operations, by  and boosting the future growth of air traffic in the Valley of Mexico, both for of passengers and goods, with a horizon of more than 50 years.”

Engineer Carlos Alfonso Moran, subsecretary Deputy Minister of Ttransportation for the at SCT declared said that the redesign of the air operations would be beneficiaryt for the Mexico City and Toluca airportsAICM and AIT., “There is a new design to avoid having airplanes waiting in for space, this will benefit both the Felipe Angeles airport and the ones in Mexico City and Toluca.” The redesign of the air operation is an extremely relevant issue the Mexican government is prioritizing the redesign of the airspace seeking to resolve, as dozens of airplanes delay their landings because of the severe traffic inside at the Mexico City and Toluca both airports. The lack of capacity on both the Mexico City and Toluca airports represents a major problem for airlines, which as they have to delay flights, increase costs and overall provide a worsen the flight experience.

According to the SCT, Mexico City International Airport AICM has around 61 hourly operations. However, according to the General Director of Navigation Services in the Mexican Air Space (SENEAM), Victor Manuel Hernáandez Sandoval, the new airport will lead to an exponential growth in the air operations of in the area would be exponential with this new airport,. “If we add the capacity of the three airports (Felipe AngelesAIFA, AICM and TolucaAIT) it we would give be able to us perform over 200 operations per hour, much many more than what had been discussed, with correct interoperability and separation between aircraft.” However, tThe security and safety aspects have taken a major focus regarding remain a concern after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded Mexico’s recent downgrade to a Category 2 airspace to Category 2, by the FAA’s ratings as reported by MBNB.


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Emilio Aristegui Emilio Aristegui Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst