SICT Introduces Technical-Administrative Modifications for AFAC
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SICT Introduces Technical-Administrative Modifications for AFAC

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Emilio Aristegui By Emilio Aristegui | Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:54

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT) announced the modification of several industry requirements to comply with international standards. These include the addition of mental and physical tests. 

The measures are part of the agency’s efforts to recover the Category 1 rank, as they are part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) requirements. The exams will measure the health of aeronautical technical personnel. 

The General Directorate of Protection and Preventive Medicine in Transport will be supervised by the Federal Agency of Civil Aviation (AFAC). The Directorate will continue evaluations until AFAC has the necessary medical units to perform them. AFAC must also guarantee the permanent provision of medical evaluation, certification and surveillance services.

In other news, the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) established that air operations involving the presidential aircraft, senior military commanders and the national guard will be prioritized at civil airfields, explained SICT via a press release. 

The FAA recently opened a new office in Mexico, which aims to help the country improve its Civil Aviation Law. Previously, AFAC announced the modifications for verification, operational safety, regulatory investigation of accidents and incidents, issuance, suspension, cancellation and revocation of aptitude certificates, as reported by MBN. 

“It is an honor to announce that the FAA opened for the first time in its history an office in Mexico, which will serve to strengthen cooperation with the authorities and the private sector of the aviation industry. In this way, we will deepen the dialogue and joint work so that our countries collaborate in civil aviation matters,” said Ken Salazar, Ambassador of the US in Mexico via a press release

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