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May 23, 2024
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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Daniel Martínez Garbuno
Daniel Martínez Garbuno is a Mexican journalist. He has specialized in the air industry working mainly for A21, a Mexican media outlet focused entirely on the aviation world. He has also published on other sites like Simple Flying, Roads & Kingdoms, Proceso, El Economista, Buzos de la Noticia, Contenido, and Notimex.