The Official Mexican Ruling NOM-008-SCT3-2002 establishes the technical requirements to be met in order to obtain an indefinite Mexican permit for non-scheduled commercial air transport (commercial private air transport), so it is necessary to have the Certificate of Operator of Air Services, which will be issued by the Aeronautical Authority.
Technical requirements to obtain it are:
1. Comply with the Civil Aeronautics Law and its Regulations.
2. Count the air operator with the Operation Specifications (or its equivalent) issued by the authority of the country of origin that will be validated by the Mexican aeronautical authority.
This operation specification will contain the following information:
The amendment of the Operation Specifications must be presented by the foreign permit holder to the Aeronautical Authority at least 75 calendar days in advance as of the date the permit holder intends to start operations in the national territory, or any amendment to the Operating specifications that are current, as applicable.
3. Documents: Logbook, Manuals on board; flight plan, Mexican PIA, Security Manual for the Prevention of Acts of Illicit Interference.
4. Regarding the Safety of the aircraft:
a) Manuals approved by their respective civil aviation authority such as: General Operations Manual, Instruction, training and development Manual, Aircraft Operating Manual, Flight Manual, Minimum Equipment List (MEL) and List of Deviations Regarding Configuration (CDL), Aircraft Performance Planning Manual, Loading Manual, and General Maintenance Manual.
b) Certificate of Airworthiness. Certificate of Registration.
5. Minimum on-board equipment of the aircraft that is necessary:
a) Emergency Location Transmitter (ELT);
b) Transponder equipment;
c) Flight data recorder;
d) Voice recorder in the cabin of the flight crew;
e) Anti-Collision System (ACAS);
f) Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS);
g) Ground Proximity Warning System with an Early Warning Function on Ground-Related Hazards (EGPWS);
h) Portable fire extinguishers;
i) Life jacket or equivalent individual flotation device, for each person on-board;
j) First aid kit;
k) Medical equipment;
l) Accessories for the storage and distribution of oxygen.
6. Having dispatch and flight control offices. It may be owned or contracted:
This standard is part of the rules issued in the Convention on International Civil Aviation of the International Civil Aviation Organization; Federal Aviation Regulation FAR Part 121 Operating requirements: Domestic, flag and supplemental operations, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America; Federal Aviation Regulation FAR Part 135 Operating requirements: Commuter and on-demand operations and rules governing persons on board such aircraft, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
There are no Mexican standards that have served as the basis for their preparation, given that at the moment there are no published regulatory precedents in this regard. It is optional authority to apply all or part of the rule, depending on the economic, technological or particular conditions of the air operator; it is for the foregoing that since 2003 when its application was mandatory, the DGAC did not apply all the standards because the technological change in a large number of aircraft was not possible. However, in the summer of 2018, and since the technological change had/has been in operation/ operated, the DGAC decided that is should be applied in its entirety even if they are not physically checking the aircraft until new notice in this year 2019.
According to the obligatory circular issued by the Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC) CO SA-02/14 R1, paragraph 2, subparagraph 18.104.22.168, clauses a) and b) states that in order to modify the General Declaration which include both crew members and passengers, the following will be taken in consideration:
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Do you travel a lot with your pet (dog or cat)? Do you wish the procedures to travel with your pet were much easier?
We cordially invite you to register your dog or cat in the “Frequent Pet Traveler Porgram” (PM-VF).
Once your pet is registered in the program, you´ll receive an official document from Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA) stating the registry of your pet which contains the general data of the owner and pet, vaccination and deworming record as well as a certification of health of the pet every time it enters the country.
Once you have registered your pet in the Frequent Pet Traveler Porgram, you´ll have access to the following benefits:
1.- During the period of six months, there´ll be no need to present a health certificate since our personnel will inspect your pet upon arrival.
2.- All travelers holding a Frequent Pet Traveler Program document will receive preferencial treatment when entering Mexican territory.
3.- There´ll be no need to fill out general registration form since all the necesarry information of your pet will be in our database. Our personnel will only verify to make sure vaccines are up to date and you´re ready to go!
4.- The wait is over! No need to wait until the travel certificate is elaborated since it´ll be sent to you automatically by e-mail.
Note 1.- If you don´t comply to the requirements or if your pet presents any sign of illness, a private (MVZ- Médico Veterinario Zootecnista) i.e. Zootechnician Veterinary Doctor will be contacted and the owner will have to pay any expense incurred conscious also of the time that will be wasted. Please note that the registration and process is FREE.
Note 2.- Complying with the requirements established by Secretaría de SAGARPA/SENASICA doesn´t exempt you from complying with other requirements set out by the Authorities or Airlines at the point of entry into to Mexican territory.
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