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The HondaJet Receives Certification in Mexico

  Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Mexico, the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). The world’s most advanced light jet also will make its debut at the 2016 Aero Expo, Mexico’s most prominent business aviation event. The trade show is being held at the...

Volaris to start subsidiary in Costa Rica

Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris plans to launch a subsidiary airline in Costa Rica to allow it to expand its route network into South America. “We are trying to obtain an AOC [air operator’s certificate] in Costa Rica,”Volaris chief executive Enrique Beltranena tells Flightglobal. “That process is moving well ahead.” The airline embarked on the p...

Universal Aviation Mexico complete Toluca FBO renovation

Universal Aviation Mexico has completed a multi-million renovation of their Toluca International Airport FBO. The company is a joint venture between Avemex and Universal Weather and Aviation. Universal Aviation Mexico is one of the longest-running FBOs at Toluca Airport and was established in the early 1990s. “With our Toluca FBO being both a high-traffic destination and one of the cor...

Mexico City's New Airport on a Lake

The collapse of oil prices and consequent loss of oil-related revenues have forced the government of Enrique Peña Nieto to considerably scale down its plans for grandiose infrastructure projects. However, one mega-project remains on drawing boards: a new international airport for Mexico City (referred to locally by its Spanish acronym, NAICM). As is the trend these days for any city with gl...

Embraer Executive Jets Taps Across as Mexican Dealer

Toluca International Airport-based Across was tapped as Embraer Executive Jets’ authorized sales representative for Mexico, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer announced today. Under the partnership, seven-year-old Across will add Embraer business jet sales and fractional ownership offerings to its existing aircraft charter/management and FBO services. “Embraer has establi...

Safran opens Mexican CFM56 parts repair centre

Safran has opened a new 10,000m² facility in Querétaro, Mexico dedicated to the repair of CFM56 engine components. The centre will operate as Snecma America Engine Service and becomes Safran’s tenth Mexican facility. The firm said the facility will provide repairs for engine parts which were previously replaced while helping it maintain competitiveness in the component...

Mexico names new civil aviation chief

Miguel Pelaez Lira has been named the new head of Mexico's Civil Aviation General Directorate, or DGAC, replacing Gilberto Lopez Meyer. Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, head of the Communications and Transportation Secretariat, which oversees the DGAC, made the appointment on Wednesday. Lopez was recently named the senior vice president for safety and flight operations of the International Air Tran...

Crew Irregularities Reported in Fatal Learjet Crash

The NTSB discovered several irregularities and crew-performance failures in its investigation of the fatal crash of a Mexican-registered Learjet 35A on Nov. 19, 2013, according to the recently published factual report. Both pilots, a physician, and a flight nurse died when the aircraft plunged into the Atlantic Ocean following a loss of control during an emergency return after takeo...

U.S.-Mexico Expand Air Travel Opportunities in New Agreement

The United States and Mexico have agreed to open their air markets so that airlines from both countries can operate the routes they want with no restrictions. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and his Mexican counterpart Gerardo Ruiz Esparza signed the agreement Friday at Mexico’s embassy in Washington. It will require ratification by Mexico’s Senate. Foxx and Ruiz Espar...

ASUR, in Conjunction with SunPower, Plans Solar Project to Power Its Airports in Mexico

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V.(ASUR), a privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight other airports in southeast Mexico, as well as a 50% JV partner in Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC, operator of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, announced an agreement today with SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR) (SunPower) for 3...

Plane with 179 Passengers Aboard Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat in Mexico

A false bomb alert on Tuesday prompted immediate security measures at the Mexico City's airport, after a passenger suffering from depression tried to get off a plane that was set to take off for Cancun. The Mexican airline, Volaris, confirmed in a press release that a passenger on board its flight 714 from Mexico City to Cancun made a bomb threat. All 179 passengers had been evacuated fr...

Mexico buys 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft from Russia

According to the Ministry of Economy of Mexico, in 2014 the volume of trade between Mexico and Russia amounted to $1.78 billion Mexico has acquired 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft from Russia, Ruben Beltran, the Mexican ambassador to Russia, said on Friday. "We see great prospects for cooperation with Russia in all areas. For example, Mexico has just bought 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircra...