Mr. Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), visited Mexico on 9-11 July to meet with senior officials of the Mexican federal government and the state of Querétaro.
Mr. Ky held meetings with the President's Chief of Staff, Alfonso Romo, the Minister of Communications and Transport, Javier Jiménez Espriú, the Minister of Economy, Graciela Marquez, and with the President of the Confederation of Governors and Governor of Querétaro, Francisco Domínguez Servién. In addition, Mr. Ky visited the Querétaro aeronautical cluster and met with the Presidents of the National Chamber of Air Transport (Cámara Nacional de Aerotransportes - CANAERO) and of the Mexican Federation of the Aerospace Industry (Federación Mexicana de la Industria Aeroespacial - FEMIA).
During this visit, EASA and the Mexican General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) signed a working arrangement to assist, inter alia, with the creation of the new Federal Civil Aviation Agency of Mexico.
The Mexican authorities confirmed their intention to develop a centre of excellence in the design, production and retrofitting of air cabin interiors, which also seeks to strengthen aeronautical certification capabilities as well as the training of engineers and technicians in aeronautical design.
Alfonso Romo, President's Chief of Staff, stated: "The agreement with EASA is a great proof of trust for Mexico to continue to grow investment and job creation in the Mexican aeronautical industry.”
The European Union Ambassador to Mexico, Klaus Rudischhauser, welcomed the signing of the working arrangement between EASA and DGAC in the framework of the EU-Latin America and Caribbean Civil Aviation Cooperation Project. The Ambassador highlighted: "The working arrangement that EASA just signed with the DGAC is the first of its kind in Latin America and we hope that Mexico will be able to take full advantage of EASA's expertise in aviation safety and accident investigation".
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Delegation of the European Union to Mexico