General Info

Loreto (MMLT) now requesting private letter.

Dear customer,

Hope this message finds you well. Kindly note we have been notified, starting now, a Private letter of operation will be requested by Mexican CAA whenever flying into Loreto (MMLT). Along with Toluca (MMTO), Cancun (MMUN), and Ensenada (MMES). An official request will be the signed letter so we can correctly handle your flights, avoiding any delays and doing our best for the operation to go as smooth as possible.

Hope this information is useful. If you have any questions and/or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ELT Random Revisions.

Dear customer,

At MAS, we´re constantly looking out for the best interest of our customers and in so doing kindly note the below:

HWe have been informed that Mexican CAA is conducting aleatory revision to aircrafts arriving to Mexican airports. If your aircraft is subjected to revision, Authorities will require to have the ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) installed on board with its corresponding documentation.

MMLT is already undergoing this revision for ELT 406 MHZ. Any new announcement from other airports, will be shared immediately.

Additionally, please bear in mind that all aircraft documentation must be on board aircrafts at all times while traveling to Mexico. This is to avoid any problem and save time.

These documents may include:

• Certificate of Registration.
• Certificate of Airworthiness.
• Valid Insurances.
• Crew documents (licenses and medicals).
• Clear copy of the Indefinite Blanket Permit *If applicable.
• Multi Entry Permit *If applicable.
• Passengers should always travel with valid passport.

Hope this information is useful and we´re at your service 24/7 if doubts arise.

Best regards and safe flights.

Requirement for Indefinite Blanket Permit (IBP)

The Official Mexican Rule NOM-SCT-008-2002 establishes the technical requirements to be met in order to obtain an indefinite Mexican permit for non-scheduled commercial air transport (commercial private air transport), so it is necessary to have the Certificate of Operator of Air Services, which will be issued by the Aeronautical Authority.

Technical requirements to obtain it are:

1.- Comply with the Civil Aeronautics Law and its Regulations.
2.- Count the air operator with the Operation Specifications (or its equivalent) issued by the authority of the country of origin that will be validated by the Mexican aeronautical authority.

This operation specification will contain the following information:

(1) The reason for its issuance;
(2) Applicability and validity;
(3) Established limitations or required actions to the permit holder;
(4) En route authorizations and en route limitations;
(5) Authorized aerodromes, and
(6) Type of aircraft  authorized for the operation.
(7) Air Services Operator Certificate

The amendment of the Operation Specifications must be presented by the foreign permit holder to the Aeronautical Authority at least 75 calendar days in advance as of the date the permit holder intends to start operations in the national territory, or any amendment to the Operating specifications that are current, as applicable.

3.- Documents: Logbook, Manuals on board; flight plan, Mexican PIA, Security Manual for the Prevention of Acts of Illicit Interference.

4.- Regarding the Safety of the aircraft:

a) Manuals approved by their respective civil aviation authority such as: General Operations Manual, Instruction, training or development Manual, Aircraft Operating Manual, Flight Manual, Minimum Equipment List (MEL) and List of Deviations Regarding Configuration (CDL), Aircraft Performance Planning Manual, Loading Manual and General Maintenance Manual.
b) Certificate of airworthiness. Certificate of registration.

5.- Minimum on-board equipment of the aircraft that is necessary:
a) Emergency location transmitter (ELT).
b) Transponder equipment.
c) Flight data recorder.
d) Voice recorder in the cabin of the flight crew.
e) On-board anti-collision system (ACAS).
f) Ground proximity warning system (GPWS).
g) Ground proximity warning system with an early warning function on ground-related hazards (EGPWS).
h) Portable fire extinguishers.
i) Life jacket or equivalent individual flotation device, for each person on board.
j) First aid kit.
k) Medical kit.
l) Devices for the storage and distribution of oxygen

6.- Having dispatch and flight control offices. It may be owned or contracted:

This standard is part of the rules issued in the Convention on International Civil Aviation of the International Civil Aviation Organization; Federal Aviation Regulation FAR Part 121 Operating requirements: Domestic, flag and supplemental operations, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America; Federal Aviation Regulation FAR Part 135 Operating requirements: Commuter and on demand operations and rules governing persons on board such aircraft, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.

There are no Mexican standards that have served as the basis for their preparation, given that at the moment there are no published regulatory precedents in this regard.
It is optional authority to apply all or part of the rule, depending on the economic, technological or particular conditions of the air operator, it is for the foregoing that since in 2003 when its application was mandatory, the DGAC did not apply all the standard because the technological change in a large number of aircraft was not possible, however, in the summer of 2018 and since the technological change had operated, DGAC decided that it should be applied in its entirety even if they are not physically checking the aircraft until new notice in this year 2019.


Changes in the Multiple Entry Authorizations for Private Operators

Here the explanation on crew change

If the aircraft arrives with one crew members and depart with  someone different, the operator is allow to make a crew change on departure if the reason is over duty, juts for this reason, otherwise MEA or Singler landing will be invalid

  1. The crew member(s) cannot be modified. The exemption of the before mentioned applies for those crew members, with the authorized documentation issued by the Aeronautic Authority, who have exceeded the flight hours allowed. For the given case in which the modification is required, the authorization, that be Single Landing Authorization or Multi Entry Authorization, will be canceled and a new request must be presented before the local Authority, effectuating the corresponding payment.

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Multy Entry Authorization 2019

Dear Customers,

As every year, we are close to the date when our Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) opens the program on behalf of those interested in filing authorization for 2019 MULTY ENTRY AUTHORIZATION (2019 MEA). This give us the possibility to anticipate the date of filing without having to wait for January 1st, 2019 to arrive.
With this benefit we may take advantage of time to gather the proper documents and to clarify any questions or concerns you may have. In addition, our customers can count on having their authorization at the very beginning of the New Year to come.

For the purpose of the above mentioned, we would like to remind you the documents needed to file for 2019 MEA's:

• Aircraft registration (must be valid).
• Airworthiness.
• WW insurance (must be valid).
• Mexican insurance (must be valid and for private use).
o Both insurances have to match with company name in COR.**Mandatory**
• Crew documents, medicals and licenses (must be valid).
• DGAC POA (filled and signed by company in the Spanish part only). *Attached
o POA company name has to match with the one in the registration.**Mandatory**

As the permits are for each aircraft, we require from you to provide us with a list of aircraft that need MULTY ENTRY AUTHORIZATION for 2019 along with their documents.

The price for MEA 2019 including the monthly statistical reporting is $430 USD per aircraft and the time of the process is between 10 to 15 business days, (timeframe could vary, depending on DGAC workload).

We understand that the regulatory environment is getting more complex every day; that's why we are always here to help you at any time.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with the application, please contact us at +1 (722) 273 0981, or 1877 50 MANNY or simply send us an email, please copy on all communications.

Thank you and have a great day!

End of Day Light Saving Time

Dear Customers and Friends,

We would like to remind you that on the last Sunday in October areas on daylight saving time fall back to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. local time, for 2018 the Daylight Saving Time in Mexico ends on Sunday October 30th.

Which means that starting on Sunday 30th  of October,  time will be UTC/GMT -6 hours; however, Mexico uses three different UTC offsets as defined in the federal Law of Time Systems:


  1. Zone 1 (Central Zone) covers most of Mexico and is equivalent to UTC-06 (the equivalent of Canadian and U.S. Central Time Zone).
  2. Zone 2 (Pacific Zone) covers the states of Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Sonora, which use UTC-07 (the equivalent of Canadian and U.S. Mountain Time Zone).
  3. Zone 3 (Northwest Zone) covers the state of Baja California and uses UTC-08 (the equivalent of Canadian and U.S. Pacific Time Zone).


Descripción: Descripción: Mapa de méxico

North East

Pacific Zone

Central Zone


Baja California

Baja California Sur






Nuevo León















Distrito Federal

Quintana Roo




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Estado de México





 Descripción: Descripción: aviso The state of Sonora, does not have daylight saving time.

Also Quintana Roo State (Cancun,Cozumel) does not changes in this saving time (-5:00UTC same as Miami).

10 municipalities which share a border with the United States will end daylight saving time on the first Sunday in November. Previously all of Mexico, with the exception of the state of Sonora (which does not observe daylight saving time), began and ended daylight saving time at the same time. The municipalities which are now permitted by law to observe daylight saving time consistent with the United States are:

City, State
Acuna, Coahuila
Anahuac, Nuevo Leon
Juarez, Chihuahua
Matamoros, Tamaulipas
Mexicali, Baja California
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Ojinaga, Chihuahua
Piedras Negras, Coahuila
Reynosa, Tamaulipas
Tijuana, Baja California

The observation of daylight saving time for these ten municipalities will end On the first Sunday in November  (these year will end on Nov.6th). Some smaller towns and villages surrounding these ten municipalities may unofficially follow the extended daylight saving time pattern.
Please let us know if you need additional information as I will be pleased to assist you.





High risk items that cannot be introduced into the country because they may harbor pests or disease-causing agents.

  • Soil
  • Containers using hay as packing
  • Unprocessed straw or straw products
  • Home-made food
  • Fish meal or other meals of animal origin
  • Fresh, dehydrated, canned or frozen meate and meat products such as sausages, smoked, salted, matured and other meat producs from countries banned by Mexico.

These products can be imported into the country, prior visual inspection, provided by the comply with the sanitary regulations:

  • Fowl and fowl products
  • Wilde fauna and hunting trophies (regulated jointly with the Mexican ministery of enviroment)
  • Pets
  • Untanned animal hides
  • Plant propagation materials (bulbs, sseds, plant cuttings)
  • Fruits, vegetables, flowers, cereals, plants.
  • Milk products

These items are for personal consumption that may be introduced by tourists into the country after a visual inspaction conducted by official sanitary inspectors:

  • Bottled and labeled honey.
  • Smoking tobacco (please observe customs restrictions)
  • Packed toasted coffee.
  • Cats and dogs with their respective valid health certificate and vaccination card.
  • MEMO

New guidelines issued by SAGARPA/SENASICA/OISA
to carrying pets (Cats and Dogs) to travel to and
from abroad.

We would like to inform that recently there have been some cases of Worm Borer of Cattle in stray dogs in Florida, USA.

As a preventive measure, General Directorate of Phytozoan Sanitary Inspection has determined that in addition to anti-rabies vaccination, they must include in the pet's health certiĀcate the date of internal and external deworming, which should not exceed 6 months of having applied before your trip.

No bedding are allowed or similar pet Items . Only the ration of balanced pet foods at the arrival.

In case that pet has lesions or skin infections such as scabies, dermatomycosis, dermatophilosis, alopecia or similar, the animal will be rejected at the arrival.


Local Committee of Operations and Itinerary from Toluca International Airport

Dear Customers and friends,

ASA Fuel is aware of the severe delays General and Business Aviation has suffered for fuel uplift over the past months, and AMAIT and other Authorities are asking and reminding all to write a complaint no only to ASA but to AMAIT as well, and placing a note on the boucher or receipt.

AMAIT OPS is asking everybody to provide a list of the drivers names, contact information and types of vehicles that are used inside the airport.

Important Info ICAO Flight Plan

Dear Customer:

Considering we have detected frequent delays on the departures of the flights that you kindly assign us to handle, please note these delays usually happen due the information that the Mexican Air Navigation authority publishes is different from the information that trip planners have in their database.

To avoid this situation keeps happening, we highly suggest the following options:

1. - To inform the pilots and/or flight coordinators involved on the trip with the purpose to check the authorized routes upon arrival or on the time where the crew arrive at the airport to prepare the flight. Pilots will have to check with local handler/dispatcher in charge of their aircraft assistance.

2. - Comment with the trip planner about it in order to verify they have the most recent information available in their database.

First choice suggested because Mexican air navigation supplier does not publish promptly any update they may do.

Air exit and/or airways within the Mexican airspace may be authorized or restricted considering the hour, this means there will be military zones, using their air space at specific hours, weather conditions, NOTAMS, etc. If crew and/or dispatcher show to ATC a flight plan with a part of the route over a restricted area, flight plan will be rejected and then a new flight plan will have to be issued.



New Procedures for Reporting & Calculating Nav Fees

Attached please find important information of new internal procedures concerning reporting and payments of Overflights starting since August 25, 2014.

Overflight Notification and Payment to SENEAM
Overflight Memo.


ICAO FPL Important Information

Dear Customer and Friends,

Good day, please find attached very important information concerning the correct airport exit and flight routes to use when filing ICAO FPL at Mexico.

Page 1 English version

Page 2 Spanish version

If questions about, please feel free to contact us




Private Flights into Mexico

Dear Customers and Friends,

We kindly ask you to see the MEMO attached in reference to the changes recently made by the “General Ruling for the Allowance and Entrance of Foreign Aircraft for a Private Transport use”  which began to be current on May 20th, 2014. Pease also notice that the information will be modified eventually for Mexican Authorities, of course, you can have the certainty that we will be sharing the information obtained in a timely manner.

We hope the information would be useful for you. Please feel free to share with us your concerns or doubts.

Thank you for your time.


Security Manual Against Acts of Unlawful Interference

Dear Costumer,

Air Charter Operators for Passengers, Air Ambulances and Cargo, respectfully be advise that the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority or so called Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) in Mexico, is requesting all operators to present a Security Manual against Acts of Unlawful Interference (in Spanish) per the ruling under Article 44 of the Civil Aviation Law.

This manual must be presented in order to renew or amended the Mexican Air Operator Certificate (AOC); we are currently working to assist you with the development of your manual.

Required documents to draft the aforementioned Security Manual:

1.- Company Logo in an electronic file
2.- Complete company address
3. Airworthiness certificate for each aircraft in your fleet
4.- All the information regarding each aircraft (weights, engine serial numbers, seat configurations, aircraft serial number, year of construction etc…)
5.- Company organization chart
6.- Company directory
7.- Image showing hangar or facility location at home based airport

Will be more than happy to assist you.

APIS for Mexico

Dear Customers  and Friends,

Respectfully be inform in accordance to Article 46 of the Law of Immigration, that the National Immigration Institute (“INM”)  will begin enforcing a request for APIS (Advance Passenger Information System) submission to all aircraft coming in and out of Mexico; please note that this new requirement will apply to all types of operations (National and International, Far Part 91, 135 or 121, etc..) having as the date of its implementation December the 31st, 2013. Not complying with the APIS will result in a penalty up to $5,000.00 Dollars USCY approximately.

At you will find the Mexico Users Guide as well as the  INM Official Notification with the Excel file type in order to fill in all  the required and specific information such as passenger and crew information for the APIS system, data that must be loaded using the software managed by Arinc as the sole authorized carrier and provider certified by the INM.

We are in the process of contracting with Arinc the software to fulfill this requirement on your behalf and provide the service you expect from Manny. In terms of cost the transmition of this form is $75 USD (for inbound and outbound).. This is a learning process for everyone and we strive to accomplish the APIS as smooth as possible.

For further questions or concerns please contact us at

We will be more than happy to assist you.


Manny and Heligroup will like to brief you how can you reduce your transfer from Toluca International Airport to Mexico City, from hours to minutes

Dear Costumer,

Reduce your transfer time from Toluca to Mexico City, from 2 hours to 20 minutes,
while you increase your safety.

Ground transportation time from Toluca Airport (MMTO) to Mexico City or vice
versa can range from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the day/time/destination. We can help you reduce the transit time between this two cities to 20 minutes in a helicopter. We have the largest network of helipads too, so we can offer you access to the closest one, nationwide.

Single turbine helicopters start at $2,500 USD + TAX
Twin engine helicopters start at $3,750 USD + TAX

Let us quote your next helicopter logistics service, saving you a lot of time and inc reasing your security.

Ask Manny Aviation for personalized solutions & quotation. We will be glad to help you.

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