The Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) assured that, in coordination with the aeronautical authorities, “it guarantees that flights at the country’s air terminals, particularly in the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), they continue to be carried out with the strictest conditions of safety, protection, care and attention for passengers”.

Through a statement, the agency explained that the failed approach maneuvers or going into the air, such as those related to Volaris and Aeroméxico operations at the AICM, are safe and are carried out for different reasons to protect crew members and passengers.

“The SICTthrough the Federal Aviation Agency (AFAC), reports that the missed approach, missed approach or go-around maneuver, as they are known in the aeronautical environment, is considered the safest of all to land at any airport and is the best decision that the pilot and/or a controller they can take,” he detailed.

In this way, the unit seeks to clarify the two incidents in landing maneuvers that have been reported during the last week.

Based on technical information, the SICT specified that the aforementioned maneuver is appropriate in the following cases:

  • Because some plane that landed has not vacated the runway in use.
  • Because a plane is about to take off, but has not been authorized to take off, and another plane is approaching the runway; the latter must “go on the air” (as a security measure).
  • When an aircraft or a vehicle crosses, invades or obstructs the runway.
  • Weather and/or visibility conditions (which makes it safer to go airborne).
  • Sudden changes in wind intensity.
  • Electrical failures on the runway or in airport facilities.
  • Some abnormal condition in the aircraft operating systems.
  • Tremors or earthquakes, which make it necessary to review the conditions of the carpeting of the track.
  • Some other emergent or unexpected situation that requires the crew to “go airborne”.

(With information from Alejandro de la Rosa.)


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