Guide the crew and passengers into compliance with Mexican authorities

In aviation, the term «ground handling service» refers to the wide range of services provided to facilitate the flight of an aircraft or the repositioning of the aircraft on the ground, the preparation for a flight and its conclusion, which will include both customer service and ramp service functions.

 

FAR Part 135 – Indefinite Permit for Passenger, Cargo and/or Ambulance Transport Operators

The Civil Aviation Authority of Mexico can grant an indefinite permit for the transport of passengers, cargo and/or ambulance for an entire fleet of aircraft. Once the permit is obtained, it can be modified by adding or deleting license plates. The annual verification must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the permit.

The documents required by law to be submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority are:

1. Power of attorney from the A.F.A.C. apostilled and notarized in original, with legible signatures and seals. Download (complete the Spanish version on the second page).

2. Copies of the registration and airworthiness certificate to be included in the permit.

3. Complete Mexican and world insurance policy according to international regulations for each aircraft that will be included in the permit. (include the payment receipt or make sure it includes the «PAGADO» stamp). We need copies of the insurance and payment receipt from Mexico (preferable PDF format). In case of having a different company name and commercial name, consider both as insured.

4. Air Operator Certificate.

5. Articles of Incorporation and/or Articles of Association with apostille and notarized *Original required*.

6. Operations Specifications Manual (notarized on the first page).

7. General Operations Manual.

8. Do85 (where you mention all the license plates that you want to include in the permit).

9. ELT chart with the most recent fleet Download(must be signed by the Director of Operations or Maintenance).

10. Mexican PIA (We can buy it on your behalf if you don’t already have one.)

11. Form OST 4507/6410 contemplating the authorization for the type of service to be performed.

12. Questionnaire Download please only fill in Spanish, English version for reference only.

13. FAA Certified Letter mentioning that the aircraft have on-board equipment in accordance with NOM-008-SCT3-2002 (MEL Minimum Equipment List).

14. Security Manual of the country of origin

15. Mexican Insurance Approval (we process it on your behalf)

16. Noise certificate for all license plates

The Security Manual Against Illicit Acts is the first step in the process. For this purpose it is required:

  1. Company logo in electronic form (JPG, PDF or similar).
  2. Company address.
  3. Information regarding each aircraft (weight, drawing, serial number, seat configuration, year of manufacture, etc.).
  4. Organization chart.
  5. Directory.
  6. Diagram of the base hangar or base of operations.

NOTE: It is imperative that the pilot of the aircraft has all the original documents in order on board. These can be requested at any time by the authorities of each airport.

Far Part 91 – Authorization of Multiple Entries

Private foreign operators can operate to Mexico with a Multiple Entry Authorization issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. The first landing must be at an international airport.

The required documents are:
  • Registration certificate
  • Certificate of Airworthiness
  • World Insurance Policy (must mention World or all over the world)
  • Mexican Insurance Policy (must mention Private Use with the paid stamp)
  • The name of the insured must coincide with the name of the operator in the Certificate of Registration.
  • Crew documents: two pilot licenses with type rating, and valid medical certificate not older than 1 year
  • Power of attorney: the name of the operator must be the same as the registration certificate. Download.

Important: In the event that the name of the Registry Certificate does not coincide with the insured entity, an endorsement is accepted where the name of the Registry is mentioned with the corresponding license plate.

The time to process the MEA is from 10 to 15 days, but it can vary depending on the Authority and the amount of work you have. The MEA is valid from the date of issue to December 31 of the current year.

Notice: All documents must be on board the aircraft in original.

Documents

In case you need a one-time permit to be able to operate at an international airport in Mexican territory, here you can find the necessary documents:

Single Authorization per Event
Far Part 91 – Private:
  • Airworthiness certificate;Ai
  • rcraft registration;
  • Worldwide insurance policy or insurance policy issued in the country of origin;
  • Mexican insurance policy (only required if the policy issued in the country of origin or the worldwide policy does not cover the Mexican territory);
  • Crew licenses (for both sides and including the capacity of the aircraft);
  • Current medical certificates for the crew (with a minimum validity of 12 months preferably).

(Crew information is required to have all documents and forms ready before arrival and avoid delays due to missing information).
Full passenger and crew information including: full name, date of birth, gender, nationality, country of residence, passport number, place of issue, and passport expiration date.

FAR PART135- Charter without an Indefinite Permit (single entry)
  • Airworthiness certificate;
  • Aircraft registration;
    Worldwide insurance policy or insurance policy issued in the country of origin;
  • Mexican insurance policy indicating “Commercial Use” with “Paid” stamp;
  • Certificate of Registration as an Air Taxi operator issued by the Civil Authority of your country;
  • COCs;
  • AFAC Power of Attorney (attached);
  • Crew licenses (for both sides and including the capacity of the aircraft);
  • Valid medical certificates for the crew (with a minimum validity of 12 months preferably);

(Crew information is required to have all documents and forms ready before arrival and avoid delays due to missing information).
Full passenger and crew information including: full name, date of birth, gender, nationality, country of residence, passport number, place of issue, and passport expiration date.

User and payment process

To determine and pay these navigation fees, it is necessary to have an account or user identification with Servicios a la Navegación en el Espacio Aéreo Mexicano (SENEAM), which is the authority that determines and regulates the use of airspace. To obtain this mandatory user number, you will need to follow the steps below;

Navigation Services in the Mexican Air Space (SENEAM)
Send a copy of the certificates of airworthiness and registration of the aircraft to: miguel.valles@sct.gob.mx y maria_leon@sct.gob.mx.

Make sure that in the header of the email you mention that you want to register an account and receive the navigation fees that you owe. The authority will take between 3 and 5 business days to respond to your request as long as all the documentation is sent correctly.

After you receive these fees and User ID, you can submit them to Manny Aviation Services and we can help you process payment plus updates, and surcharges if any.

Keep in mind that it is important to have these payments on time to avoid being blocked for flying over Mexican territory, or suffering any delay on the ground due to debts of this nature with SENEAM.

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