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  • GRAL. JUAN N. ÁLVAREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAA): 24.00 °C / 75.20 °F CLEAR SKY
  • DEL NORTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAN): 6.56 °C / 43.81 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LIC. JESUS TERAN PEREDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAS): 10.83 °C / 51.49 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • BAHIAS DE HUATULCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMBT): 9.92 °C / 49.86 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. MARIANO MATAMOROS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMCB): 7.91 °C / 46.24 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • CIUDAD DEL CARMEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCE): 10.61 °C / 51.10 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • CULIACÁN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCL): 14.19 °C / 57.54 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • CHETUMAL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCM): 12.27 °C / 54.09 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CIUDAD OBREGÓN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCN): 5.28 °C / 41.50 °F CLEAR SKY
  • ING. ALBERTO ACUNA ONGAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCP): 22.63 °C / 72.73 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • ABRAHAM GONZÁLEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCS): 10.91 °C / 51.64 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CHICHÉN-ITZÁ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCT): 20.83 °C / 69.49 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. DIV. P.A. ROBERTO FIERRO VILLALOBOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMCU): 8.33 °C / 46.99 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. PEDRO JOSE MENDEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCV): 11.11 °C / 52 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • COZUMEL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCZ): 22.43 °C / 72.37 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • DURANGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMDO): 15 °C / 59 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • AMADO NERVO NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMEP): 16.67 °C / 62.01 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. ALBERTO SALINAS CARRANZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMES): 13.89 °C / 57 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • MIGUEL HIDALGO Y COSTILLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMGL): 18.53 °C / 65.35 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. JOSE MARIA YANEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMGM): 19.87 °C / 67.77 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. IGNACIO PESQUEIRA GARCIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMHO): 20.36 °C / 68.65 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LIC. MIGUEL DE LA MADRID NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMIA): 16.35 °C / 61.43 °F CLEAR SKY
  • PLAN DE GUADALUPE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMIO): 7.97 °C / 46.35 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • VALLE DEL FUERTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLM): 15 °C / 59 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLO): 9.52 °C / 49.14 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. MANUEL MARQUEZ DE LEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLP): 18.33 °C / 64.99 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LORETO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMLT): 18.93 °C / 66.07 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. SERVANDO CANALES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMA): 7.97 °C / 46.35 °F CLEAR SKY
  • LIC. MANUEL CRECENCIO REJON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMD): 21.33 °C / 70.39 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • GRAL. RODOLFO SANCHEZ TABOADA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMML): 17.10 °C / 62.78 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • MINATITLÁN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMT): 18.50 °C / 65.30 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • VENUSTIANO CARRANZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMV): 8.33 °C / 46.99 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • MEXICO CITY BENITO JUAREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMX): 8.39 °C / 47.10 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • GRAL. MARIANO ESCOBEDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMY): 8.33 °C / 46.99 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. RAFAEL BUELNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMZ): 8.33 °C / 46.99 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • QUETZALCOATL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMNL): 8.24 °C / 46.83 °F CLEAR SKY
  • XOXOCOTLAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMOX): 8.24 °C / 46.83 °F CLEAR SKY
  • TAJIN NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPA): 13.01 °C / 55.42 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • HERMANOS SERDAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  (MMPB): 8.65 °C / 47.57 °F CLEAR SKY
  • MAR DE CORTEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPE): 17.22 °C / 63 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • PIEDRAS NEGRAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  (MMPG): 7.00 °C / 44.60 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. FRANCISCO MUJICA NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPN): 13.89 °C / 57 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • PALENQUE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPQ): 20.29 °C / 68.52 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • LIC. GUSTAVO DIAZ ORDAZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPR): 22.78 °C / 73 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • PUERTO ESCONDIDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPS): 21.30 °C / 70.34 °F CLEAR SKY
  • ING. FERNANDO ESPINOZA GUTIERREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMQT): 7.44 °C / 45.39 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • GRAL. LUCIO BLANCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMRX): 7.82 °C / 46.08 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSD): 7.82 °C / 46.08 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • SAN FELIPE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMSF): 17.76 °C / 63.97 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CABO SAN LUCAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSL): 19.33 °C / 66.79 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • PONCIANO ARRIAGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSP): 7.00 °C / 44.60 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • FRANCISCO SARABIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTC): 10.56 °C / 51.01 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • ANGEL ALBINO CORZO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMTG): 17.95 °C / 64.31 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. ABELARDO RODRIGUEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMTJ): 13.11 °C / 55.60 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. FRANCISCO JAVIER MINA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTM): 13.33 °C / 55.99 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • TAMUÍN NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTN): 13.89 °C / 57 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LIC. ADOLFO LOPEZ MATEOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTO): 8.16 °C / 46.69 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • TAPACHULA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTP): 23.00 °C / 73.40 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • CANCÚN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMUN): 23.53 °C / 74.35 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • CARLOS ROVIROSA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMVA): 21.79 °C / 71.22 °F MODERATE RAIN
  • GRAL. HERIBERTO JARA INERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMVR): 20.56 °C / 69.01 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. LEOBARDO RUIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMZC): 8.00 °C / 46.40 °F CLEAR SKY
  • IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMZH): 25.06 °C / 77.11 °F CLEAR SKY
  • PLAYA DE ORO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMZO): 24.47 °C / 76.05 °F CLEAR SKY
Ramp Checks November 2019

Dear Customers and Friends:

We  hereby  inform  you  that  the Federal Civil  Aviation  Agency (AFAC)  is  conducting  random  ramp inspections on foreign aircraft visiting Mexico.

As a reminder, AFAC has the authority, right and faculty to enforce such inspections at their disclosure..

It is very important that operators, Private or Charter, have their original aircraft and pilot documents on board. These include but are not limited to:

  1. Airworthiness Certificate.
  1. Registration Certificate.
  1. Worldwide and/or Mexican Insurance stating Private use when flying Far Part 91 and Charter use when flying Far Part 135. When flying Far Part 135, it is mandatory to have both insurances: worldwide and Mexican.
  1. Pilot’s licenses: both sides and stating aircraft type rating.
  1. Pilot's medical certificates: valid document according to crew role (Pilot in Command or Second in Command), type of flight and according to pilot's age.
  1. If  holding Multiple Entry Authorization (MEA),  this  document and its corresponding payment receipt, must be on board.
  1. For Charter operations, the following additional documents are required:
  1. Valid Air Operator Certificate (AOC):  Copies are accepted considering this document might include many tail numbers (fleet). Payment receipt should also be included.
  1. FAA  OST  4507  FORM copies  are  accepted  considering  this  document  might  include many  tail  numbers.  Alternatively, the appropriate exemption document, Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity is also accepted.
  1. If holding a Mexican Indefinite Blanket Permit (IBP), this should be accompanied by the Mexican  AOC,  and  the  Yearly  Verification (including  payment  receipt) for  it  to  be considered valid. Copies are accepted considering this document might have many tail numbers.
  1. The logbook (maintenance  logbook)  stating  the  most recent information about maintenance performed on the aircraft.
  1. The authorization to operate  as  a  mobile radio aeronautic station; (Aircraft radio station license/authorization).
  1. The Flight Manual
  1. Noise Certificate.
  1. The Minimum Equipment List (MEL) when the type certificate indicates it.
  1. Mexican AIP (only for Mexican IBP permitholders). 
  1. The preflight checklist.
  1. If full or partial (inbound/outbound Mexico) route involves overflying the ocean, then a life raft and/or life jackets are required to be on board, according to the type of aircraft. Please note this is also a usual requirement, but Mexican CAA will also be double checking for this:
  1. Weight and Balance Manifest.
  1. First Aid Kit.
  1. Jeppesen Manuals, (at least electronic format).
  1. If operating Far Part 91 – Private flights, it is required to present a document stating the purpose of the flight, to include the name of the lead passenger and to declare its connection with the aircraft  (owner,  employees,  etc).  If accompanied,  letter  must  declare  the  relationship  of  the passengers with the lead passenger (family, friends, employees, etc). This will prove there is no commercial purpose under any circumstance. To present this letter, having it notarized is not necessary.

 

While there is no formal list of requirements to be presented at the time of inspection, those mentioned above are highly recommended. It is very important to be clear that AFAC has not provided a checklist per say, so it falls on the criteria of each inspector. They might ask for more or fewer documents than listed above

These inspections are random on any foreign aircraft. Whether operating Private or Charter, operators will have to prove before AFAC if their flights are Private or Charter, as applicable, by their countries of origin.

Regardless of whether landing authorizations are single or multiple, inspection will still apply.

If operators do not comply with the requirements, a warning or a fine will apply per the Mexican Civil Aviation Law.

Inspections have started up again on Nov 19th and will be permanent.

We sincerely hope this information is very helpful and we will provide more insights based on any new updates.

 

Nelson Garcia

Manager OCC

Manny Avaition Services