Afaq will have a new headquarters for the Aviation Medicine Directorate

the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAQ) to request Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) 162 million 432 thousand 498.56 pesos for the purchase of a building located in Guadalajara that will be the first foreign headquarters of the Directorate of Aviation Medicine, as part of actions aimed at restoring Class 1 in Air Safety.

“The implementation of the project will positively affect the possibility of improving the country’s aviation classification and moving from Category 2 to Category 1, recognizing that the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority is in compliance with the aviation security standards issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization,” SCHP’s investment portfolio document reads.

The project Consists of purchasing and rehabilitating an administrative building With a built-up area of ​​6660 sqm, it has six levels and three levels of parking located at Avenida Mariano Otero 2353, Verde Valley neighborhood of Guadalajara.

He specifies that, of the two alternatives studied in the cost-benefit analysis, this would allow savings of more than 20 million pesos, in addition to enjoying a useful life of 20 years.

Prospects for it explained This new facility will provide enough space for practice teststhe correct psychophysical assessment of aviation technical personnel (PTA) and applicants for their permission to begin their training in the PTA.

These activities are currently being carried out in the General Directorate of Protection and Preventive Medicine in Transportation Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT) Until AFAC has the approved medical units, equipment and personnel that allow it to ensure relevant evaluation, certification and medical monitoring services.

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It should be remembered that the FAA, as part of the International Aviation Security Assessment Program (IASA), found 28 deficiencies in critical security elements that the AFAC must comply with, according to minimum standards set by the FAA. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The IASA program analyzes eight elements critical to qualifying a country’s ability to control and control its own aviation development. The FAA is based on the standards and practices recommended in ICAO Annexes 1 (Personnel Licensing), 6 (Aircraft Operation), and 8 (Aircraft Airworthiness).

According to the Anti-Fraud and Corruption Department, the 39 cases of “non-conformity” requested by the US authorities were promptly addressed.

  • proposals to amend aviation legislation;
  • adopting new amendments issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO);
  • Updating the Electronic Notification of Difference (EFOD) system;
  • respond to FAA IASA audit questions;
  • Closure of 39 cases of “non-conformity” discovered during the technical review;
  • Comply with anti-fraud and corruption self-assessment activities.

On the eve of this, two years of deterioration were completed, although SICT expects that it will be in the middle and end of this month when the Category 1 recovery is completed.

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