Mexico says the simultaneous operation of three airports is viable

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Mexico City, Aug 17 (EFE) .- The arrival and departure trajectories and airworthiness of the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), under construction, are “totally viable” for simultaneous operation with the International Airport of the City of Mexico and Toluca, reported on Tuesday the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) of Mexico.

According to integration studies of the Mexican Airport System (SAM), made up of the three air terminals and which were presented to the aeronautical sector, with the incorporation of the AIFA “vertical and lateral separations are maintained in the airworthiness of the Valley of Mexico”, as to the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

“The various analysis of scenarios and evaluations showed that the new routes comply with national and international regulations and guarantee the safety and efficiency of air operations,” SCT said in a statement.

He added that there are “other benefits” to the environment that allow reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, even during periods of bad weather that currently occur in the Valley of Mexico.

In the report, the SCT indicated that during the meeting the “various configurations and complexities of the airspace” that have been carried out for the demanding analysis of scenarios were highlighted.

In addition to the future technological modernization scheduled to improve airworthiness and the introduction of arrival and departure procedures with satellite navigation.

On March 25, the first stage of the redesign of the airspace in the Valley of Mexico began, which includes operations at the international airports of Mexico City and Toluca, in addition to the AIFA, which the Mexican Government is building at the Military Air Base. of Santa Lucía in the State of Mexico and that will be inaugurated on March 21, 2022.

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After a controversial public consultation carried out in October 2018, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador decided to cancel the project for the New Mexico International Airport (NAIM) -which was 30% complete in the municipality of Texcoco- and transform the military base into civil airfield, claiming it would be less expensive and more environmentally friendly.

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