In conversation: – Ricardo Torres Muela, Director General, SENEAM
CANSO’s Director Latin America and Caribbean Affairs, Javier Vanegas, spoke recently to the Director General of SENEAM, Mexico’s ANSP, in the tower at Felipe Angeles Airport, Mexico City’s newest airport, which opened in March 2022.
Their wide-ranging conversation covered the restructure of the Mexico Valley airspace and the ways in which SENEAM is integrating the new airport into the Mexican Metropolitan system, including the city’s other airports in Toluca, Cuernavaca, and Mexico City International Airport.
They discuss how SENEAM trained the controllers, and the experience of the controllers working at the new Felipe Angeles Tower, as well as other air navigation projects in Mexico, enhancing the Mexican air space around Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Tepic.
The importance of civil-Military coordination in Mexico was also discussed, as were plans to transition from Mexico City International to Felipe Angeles.