The SICT today publishes AIFA take-off and landing routes

After concluding the reconfiguration of the airspace that will allow the simultaneous interaction of the airports of the Metropolitan Airport System (SAM), the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT) will publish this Thursday the air navigation charts containing the arrival procedures, Departure and approach for operations at the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), in Santa Lucía.

The information that will be released in the Aeronautical Information Publication manual (PIA) includes at least 30 routes related to the new air terminal, including those that will be operated by Volaris and VivaAerobus from March 21, 2022 to Cancun, Guadalajara, Tijuana and Monterrey.

The electronic document, which will consist of more than 900 pages, is for international dissemination, so pilots, airlines and aeronautical service providers will be able to consult the information regarding the routes, procedures and airports in which they intend to operate the SAM (City of Mexico, Toluca, Puebla, Cuernavaca and Santa Lucia).

According to the SICT, the new routes and procedures were designed in strict adherence to national and international regulations on air safety and were agreed upon in multiple work meetings with the Mexican aeronautical community.

“Airlines, the Mexican Air Force, the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC), national and international aviation associations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the College of Pilots Aviators of Mexico (CPAM), College of Air Traffic Controllers (COC-TAM), Union Association of Pilots Aviators of Mexico (ASPA), and the National Chamber of Air Transport (CANAERO) ”, it was explained.

As part of the reconfiguration process, last May, the Mexican Air Space Navigation Services (SENEAM) published a circular with predetermined routes for the SAM project, where there was still no information related to AIFA.

In the following months, the SICT assured that there was continuous feedback to develop safe, efficient flight procedures in accordance with current national and international regulations, in the related terminals.

“In parallel, a theoretical and practical training process is carried out, which includes courses by the NAVBLUE company with instructors from the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), online courses on Performance-Based Navigation (PBN), and air traffic control simulator, which as a whole will add more than 500 hours of training for Air Traffic Controllers personnel, who will operate the new routes to Santa Lucia ”, added the agency.

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