Seamless Approvals for Business Aircraft Overflight and Landings at Mexican Airports

Embark on your journey with our specialization in securing aviation permits and vital clearances for Mexican airports. We excel in ensuring a smooth transition for your aircraft, encompassing overflight and landing permits. Make Just Aviation your dependable partner for a stress-free visit to Mexican airports.

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    Overflight Permits in Mexico’s International Operations

    In Mexico, overflight permits, specifically SENEAM fees, have been a pressing issue in the business aviation sector. These fees are incurred when an aircraft transits Mexican airspace. It is crucial for operators to understand that SENEAM fees are the responsibility of individual operators to calculate, report, and pay. There is no invoicing, and overdue fees can lead to dire consequences, including flight denial or aircraft detention. These fees are assessed based on the kilometer flown and the aircraft’s wingspan. Payment must be made via wire transfer from a Mexican bank, with specific deadlines to avoid late fees. Operators must also report and pay SENEAM overtime fees for airport services outside official operating hours. Ensuring compliance with these regulations is vital for successful business aviation operations in Mexico.

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    Landing Permits in Mexico's International Operations

    Business aviation operators traveling to Mexico should be aware of the various landing permit arrangements based on their flight purpose. Private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations follow different permit processes. For private non-revenue flights, there are one-shot permits available, which require a 24-hour lead time, or annual permits that offer unlimited entries into Mexico. However, as of 2023, annual permits are processed locally upon arrival. Charter operations can obtain one-shot permits, with a maximum of three per operator, or transition to blanket permits, which require significant paperwork and equipment specifications. Monthly statistical reports are essential for both private and charter blanket permits. Understanding cabotage regulations is crucial for charter operations, limiting the number of stops in Mexico. Violations of cabotage regulations can result in penalties and aircraft detention.


    The regulatory body responsible for overseeing and regulating civil aviation activities in Mexico is the Mexico Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA).

    The MCAA issues air navigation bills directly to the local agent responsible for submitting the flight permit request on behalf of the operator or airline.

    The lead time for landing permits in Mexico can vary and typically ranges from 3 to 7 days. Several factors influence the lead time, including the type of aircraft, the purpose of the flight, and any additional permits or clearances required.

    Mexico’s airspace is divided into two Flight Information Regions (FIRs), indicating the designated areas of air traffic control responsibility.

    The MCAA operates from 0100Z to 1000Z. Operators and airlines should take these hours into account when dealing with regulatory matters.

    To obtain a Mexico overflight permit, the following details are typically needed:

    • Complete Flight Schedule
    • Entry and Exit Points
    • ATC Flight Plan
    • All Passenger Details (for Passenger Flights)
    • Consignee and Consignor Details (for Cargo Flights)

    The following documents are typically required for aircraft when applying for permits in Mexico:

    • Air Operating Certificate (Private Aircraft may not require this)
    • Certificate of Airworthiness
    • Insurance Certificate
    • Noise Certificate
    • Registration Certificate

    How to secure flight permits in Mexico?

    Streamline Your Mexico Airport Operations with Expert Flight Permit Assistance. Contact us at [email protected] for a hassle-free journey. Our dedicated team is here to provide comprehensive flight permit support, ensuring a smooth and effortless experience at Mexican airports.


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