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  • GRAL. JUAN N. ÁLVAREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAA): 24.00 °C / 75.20 °F CLEAR SKY
  • DEL NORTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAN): 13.46 °C / 56.23 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • LIC. JESUS TERAN PEREDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAS): 15.46 °C / 59.83 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • BAHIAS DE HUATULCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMBT): 14.14 °C / 57.45 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. MARIANO MATAMOROS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMCB): 11.85 °C / 53.33 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • CIUDAD DEL CARMEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCE): 13.10 °C / 55.58 °F MODERATE RAIN
  • CULIACÁN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCL): 23.68 °C / 74.62 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • CHETUMAL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCM): 14.15 °C / 57.47 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CIUDAD OBREGÓN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCN): 3.27 °C / 37.89 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • ING. ALBERTO ACUNA ONGAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCP): 19.00 °C / 66.20 °F CLEAR SKY
  • ABRAHAM GONZÁLEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCS): 10.87 °C / 51.57 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CHICHÉN-ITZÁ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCT): 25.22 °C / 77.40 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. DIV. P.A. ROBERTO FIERRO VILLALOBOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMCU): 11.11 °C / 52 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. PEDRO JOSE MENDEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCV): 19.44 °C / 66.99 °F MIST
  • COZUMEL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCZ): 25.54 °C / 77.97 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • DURANGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMDO): 9.67 °C / 49.41 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • AMADO NERVO NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMEP): 13.16 °C / 55.69 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. ALBERTO SALINAS CARRANZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMES): 10.56 °C / 51.01 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • MIGUEL HIDALGO Y COSTILLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMGL): 15.78 °C / 60.40 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. JOSE MARIA YANEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMGM): 11.18 °C / 52.12 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. IGNACIO PESQUEIRA GARCIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMHO): 8.08 °C / 46.54 °F CLEAR SKY
  • LIC. MIGUEL DE LA MADRID NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMIA): 22.00 °C / 71.60 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • PLAN DE GUADALUPE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMIO): 12.73 °C / 54.91 °F MIST
  • VALLE DEL FUERTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLM): 18.91 °C / 66.04 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLO): 13.00 °C / 55.40 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. MANUEL MARQUEZ DE LEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLP): 17.89 °C / 64.20 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • LORETO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMLT): 15.77 °C / 60.39 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. SERVANDO CANALES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMA): 21.36 °C / 70.45 °F CLEAR SKY
  • LIC. MANUEL CRECENCIO REJON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMD): 23.85 °C / 74.93 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • GRAL. RODOLFO SANCHEZ TABOADA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMML): 11.23 °C / 52.21 °F CLEAR SKY
  • MINATITLÁN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMT): 21.00 °C / 69.80 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • VENUSTIANO CARRANZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMV): 11.11 °C / 52 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • MEXICO CITY BENITO JUAREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMX): 8.22 °C / 46.80 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • GRAL. MARIANO ESCOBEDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMY): 11.11 °C / 52 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. RAFAEL BUELNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMZ): 11.11 °C / 52 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • QUETZALCOATL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMNL): 14.09 °C / 57.36 °F MODERATE RAIN
  • XOXOCOTLAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMOX): 14.09 °C / 57.36 °F MODERATE RAIN
  • TAJIN NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPA): 21.00 °C / 69.80 °F MIST
  • HERMANOS SERDAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  (MMPB): 12.95 °C / 55.31 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • MAR DE CORTEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPE): 7.78 °C / 46 °F CLEAR SKY
  • PIEDRAS NEGRAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  (MMPG): 9.00 °C / 48.20 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. FRANCISCO MUJICA NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPN): 10.76 °C / 51.37 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • PALENQUE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPQ): 21.00 °C / 69.80 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • LIC. GUSTAVO DIAZ ORDAZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPR): 21.06 °C / 69.91 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • PUERTO ESCONDIDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPS): 28.00 °C / 82.40 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • ING. FERNANDO ESPINOZA GUTIERREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMQT): 11.07 °C / 51.93 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. LUCIO BLANCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMRX): 21.44 °C / 70.59 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSD): 21.44 °C / 70.59 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • SAN FELIPE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMSF): 8.33 °C / 46.99 °F CLEAR SKY
  • CABO SAN LUCAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSL): 19.46 °C / 67.03 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • PONCIANO ARRIAGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSP): 12.00 °C / 53.60 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • FRANCISCO SARABIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTC): 15.46 °C / 59.83 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • ANGEL ALBINO CORZO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMTG): 19.00 °C / 66.20 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. ABELARDO RODRIGUEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMTJ): 9.74 °C / 49.53 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • GRAL. FRANCISCO JAVIER MINA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTM): 20.16 °C / 68.29 °F FOG
  • TAMUÍN NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTN): 20.56 °C / 69.01 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • LIC. ADOLFO LOPEZ MATEOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTO): 8.50 °C / 47.30 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • TAPACHULA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTP): 20 °C / 68 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • CANCÚN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMUN): 25.49 °C / 77.88 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • CARLOS ROVIROSA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMVA): 19.00 °C / 66.20 °F LIGHT INTENSITY DRIZZLE
  • GRAL. HERIBERTO JARA INERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMVR): 20.24 °C / 68.43 °F MIST
  • GRAL. LEOBARDO RUIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMZC): 9.00 °C / 48.20 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMZH): 21.00 °C / 69.80 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • PLAYA DE ORO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMZO): 23.00 °C / 73.40 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
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