SCT/DGAC Mexican Aviation Policy Development

AviaSolutions has been supporting the Mexican Ministry of Transport (SCT) and aviation regulator (DGAC) in the development of an Aviation Policy for Mexico. This has involved a number of separate work streams culminating in the proposed structure of a new policy document, which will be released in 2011.

Fifteen separate topic areas were established under the broad headings of Aviation and Economic Development, Aviation Infrastructure, Sustainable Development of Avation, and Aviation Safety and Security.

For each of the topics, a staged approach was undertaken:

  • Thematic Diagnosis – a review of each of the 15 topics, including suggestions for scope of policy within each topic area. A high level appraisal matrix was developed to ensure the diagnosis was undertaken on a consistent basis and linkages between topic areas were identified.
  • Strategic Definitions – this involved developing an appraisal framework to facilitate defining policy objectives and priorities as well as identifying risks and opportunities arising from policy development. This element of the project also involved ensuring that key stakeholders were identified along with an accompanying consultation plan.
  • International Experience – this element of the project required extensive benchmarking of the draft Mexican policy areas against policies in other countries including the US, Latin America, Europe, Canada, South Africa and Australia.  For each policy topic, comparable policies from other countries were identified, impacts explored and good practice established to understand how these policies could be implemented within a Mexican context.
  • Industry Opinion – as part of the stakeholder consultation, AviaSolutions presented the findings from the International Experience over a two-week period in Mexico City.

As well as the policy-related elements, traffic forecasts were produced. Following a review of the existing forecasts for the top ten airports in Mexico, AviaSolutions prepared high level traffic forecasts for these airports, plus a national forecast for Mexico, broken down by international and domestic passengers, cargo, and air transport movements.

To view some of our public presentations from this study (in S