300% increase in accidents due to airspace redesign

300% increase in accidents due to airspace redesign

Jose Alfredo CovarrubiasSecretary General of the National Association of Air Traffic Controllers (Sinacta), reported that air accidents increased by 300% due to poor airspace redesign.

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Covarrubias emphasized that accidents have increased because the redesign has led to more conflict areas and there are no personnel to supervise them.

With the new design, in each of the eleven sectors, there should be two controllers, but the Mexican Aerospace Navigation Service (CENAM) assigned only one operator to the two sectors.

Although 100 incidents have been recorded since March 2021, not all have been reported.

Presidential position

For his part, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed that there is no danger yet Incident at Mexico City International Airport (AICM)because “it didn’t happen to the specialists”:

“I tell people there is no danger, we are responsible and all the aviation people are professionals, good people, and they don’t want misfortune.”

He also specified that criticism is due to “The resistance is encouraged by the conservative current‘, so the incident has nothing to do with Phillip Angeles International Airport (AIFA).

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