Mexico’s Airspace Saga Continues with Forced Resignations
By KELIN DILLON
As the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) degradation of Mexico’s airspace ranking from a category 1 to a category 2 continues to send shockwaves throughout the country’s flight sector, director of the International Civil Aviation Training Center (CIAAC) Benjamin Romero has found himself the latest casualty of the ongoing saga.
Romero was asked to peacefully leave his post by the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC), which likewise requested the resignation for three deputy directors: Julio de León, Alfredo Martín del Campo and Rebeca Morales.
While sources from AFAC claim the officials “submitted their voluntary resignations for personal reasons,” sources told El Financiero daily newspaper that the resignations were not mutually agreed upon as the agency has claimed to the public, and were only requested to avoid the legal conflict that could come with directly terminating the employees.
However, several of the officials were reportedly laid off after failing to sign their resignations.