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December 3, 2023
How Long Before Mexico Recovers Its Category 1 Status?

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Last month, Mexico lost its US air safety rating, falling from Category 1 to 2 under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) scope. The Mexican Government has been working around the clock ever since to recover, but it could take a while before it bounces back. So, how long before Mexico recovers its Category 1 status?

A look into Mexico’s downfall

The FAA audited Mexico under the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program in October 2020. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process took longer than it should. 


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