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General Direction of Civil Aviation

MANDATORY MEMO

This sets out the requirements to operate a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) in Mexican
airspace.

1. Objective

The objective of this Mandatory Memo is to establish the requirements to operate a


Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) in Mexican airspace and obtain the RPAS design
type approval and/or its authorization to be operated.

2. Legal basis

This Mandatory Memo is issued based on article 1, first paragraph, 2, first paragraph,
14, first paragraph, 16, 18, 26 and 36, sections I, IV, XII and XXVII of the Organic Law of
the Federal Public Administration; 6, section III and last paragraph, and article 30, first
paragraph of the Civil Aviation Law; 127, 135, 137 and 138 of the Civil Aviation
Regulation; 2, section XVI and 21 sections VII, XIV and XV of the Interior Regulations of
the Department of Transportation.

3. Justification

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in the Annex 8, named
“Airworthiness”, aircraft manufacturers and the Civil Aviation Authority must guarantee
the implementation of the necessary standards to prevent accidents and protect the
members of the crew and third parties. In annex 2, named “Rules of the Air”, it is
stablished that “No aircraft will be piloted negligently or recklessly so it endangers
other’s life and private property”. Regarding manned aircrafts the airworthiness is
focused on establishing the requirements or groups of procedures to which these
aircrafts must implement for safe operation purposes through its operation condition,
therefore a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) must not increase the risk of
damage to people and private property on land or flight compared to an equivalent
category of a manned aircraft.

In this Mandatory Memo, all Type Approval requirements for the Remotely Piloted
Aircraft System (RPAS) are stablished, weather it is for design and/or national or foreign
manufacture that is intended to be used in Mexican airspace. Additionally, the
requirements to obtain the authorization for operation and the requirements for
registration to the RPAS are stablished. Any other different method, suggested by the
applicant to fulfill the applicable requirements, must be submitted to consideration of
the Aeronautic Authority, which will analyze and determine its acceptance whenever
the equivalent security levels are fulfilled.

4. Applicability

This Mandatory Memo applies to any legal entity that operates o pretends to operate a
Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), and in this case, obtains the Type Approval for an
RPAS and/or an Authorization of Operation as it is indicated in this Memo. Likewise, it
applies to Manufacturers, Importers and Traders of RPAS, as well as the RPAS used for the
State for civilian operations.

This Mandatory Memo does not apply to the RPAS owned by the State that executes
military, police, border patrol and marine operations, same that must adhere to the air
traffic regulations stipulated in the Article 37 of the Civil Aviation Law.

At the same time, the regulations of this Memo will not apply to unmanned aircraft
classified as Autonomous nor to unmanned free balloons and nor even to RPAS operated
from indoor areas, enclosed spaces or opened facilities where the aircraft does not surpass
the height distance of the facilities, nor of its side limits; it is the facilities owner, the event
organizer and the local authorities’ responsibility to authorize the execution and to stablish
the corresponding security measures.

5. Background
The manner in which civil aviation has been regulated up to date is based on the notion of
considering that a pilot runs the aircraft from inside and that usually carries passengers and
cargo onboard. However, the concept of removing the pilot from the aircraft sets important
technical and operational issues whose complexity continues to being assessed by
worldwide aeronautical authorities along with aeronautical community.
The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) is a new concept within the aeronautical fields
that is yet to be understood, defined and fitted in for proper operation by the Aeronautical
Authority and aerospace industry. These systems are based on state of the art aerospace
technological novelties, offering progresses that might provide new and better civil and
commercial uses, as well as contributing to improve operational safety and the efficiency of
civil aviation. RPAS safe inclusion in in not segregated air space will be a long term activity in
which many interested parties will contribute with their experience and knowledge in
subjects such as license consent and medical qualifications of personnel who will perform
RPAS ground operation, technologies for detection and avoid systems, frequency fields for
operation (including protection with regards to non-intentional or illegal interference), legal
provisions applicable of separation with respect to other aircrafts and development of a
strong regulatory framework.
The goal of the Aeronautical Authority is to establish the regulatory framework through
applicable legal provisions, with the purpose of operate RPAS in a safely, coordinated and
free-flowing manner similar to manned aircrafts operations. This Mandatory Memo is the
first step to reach that goal.
The Aeronautical Authority projects that information and data pertinent to RPAS will quickly
evolve as the air space industry develops. Therefore, this Mandatory Memo establishes the
way in which are regulated and authorized for a safe operation and will be reviewed,
defined and updated as this operation evolves.
This revision 4 to the Memo represents the update of several provisions which are the result
of best practices used up to date internationally in the use of this type of aircrafts.

6. Overview of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)

The International Civil Aviation Organization, (ICAO) categorize the unmanned aircraft-UA
as: model airplane, remotely piloted aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicle.

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System knocks the remotely piloted aircraft and all their
operational requirements such as control station, payload, telemetry, takeoff and landing
systems, air navigation and communication among others.

The RPA is the part of the system that runs the flight, piloted by a person that it’s called
“Pilot ground” through a remote pilot station, where applicable, with the support of a
computer, links systems and all operational requirements that is necessary to pilot a RPA on
a safety way.

Airworthiness standards stablished for RPA’s are equally demanding as those applicable to
piloted aircrafts not the RPAS shall be limited to the observance of such standards.

7. Classification of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) and general requirements and limitations

7.1 The Aeronautical Authority classifies the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems by their maximum take-
off weight and by their use, as shown below:

CLASSIFICATION OF REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS


MAXIMUM TAKE-OFF WEIGHT CATEGORY USE
Private leisure
2.000 kg or less Micro RPAS Private non commercial
Commercial
Private leisure
2.001 kg to 25 kg Small RPAS Private non commercial
Commercial
Private leisure
25.001 kg or more Big RPAS Private non commercial
Commercial

7.2 General requirements and limitations for all RPAS categories and uses.

a) No RPAS pilot shall drop and/or throw (even when having a parachute) any object or material
from the RPA that can cause harm to any person or property.
b) The RPAS pilot shall not operate the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) if the flight cannot be
performed in a safely manner. This condition must be established in a pre-flight inspection. The
pre-flight inspection must contain at least the indicated on the Appendix E on this Mandatory
Memo.
c) The RPAS pilot must not operate the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) on forbidden, restricted or
dangerous areas set forth in the Aeronautical Information Publication of Mexico, Section ENR
5.1. To obtain the Publication access the following link on the SENEAM website:
https://www.gob.mx/seneam/acciones-y-programas/publicacion-pia-aip
d) Before operation, the RPAS pilot is responsible to check the NOTAMS that turn on forbidden or
restricted areas aforementioned or temporary areas forbidding operations under visual flight
rules (VFR) with aircrafts. The NOTAMS are checked in the flight information service office on
the nearest controlled airport. See Appendix L on this Mandatory Memo for contact points in
the flight information offices.
e) The RPAS shall not be used to carry dangerous goods and/or substances forbidden by law nor to
use or carry weapons or explosives.
f) The RPAS pilot must operate the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) at line of sight, so the RPAS
pilot must be able to see the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) during the entire flight in order to
know its location, behavior, altitude, direction, existence of other air traffics or any other
hazards and decide that the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) do not endanger the physical
integrity or life of people or damages to property.
g) The RPAS pilot shall not operate the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in open or closed spaces
where more than 12 people are gathered.
h) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) must remain close enough during the entire flight so the
RPAS pilot is able to see it with no help from any device other than corrective lenses.
i) The RPAS pilot must be in control of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) flight trajectory at all times.
j) The RPAS pilot is responsible of its operation, use and in the event of incident or accident, of
damages and injuries caused by the RPA.
k) The RPAS pilot is responsible of inappropriate use of the information obtained during the
operation of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).
l) The RPAS pilot is responsible of respecting all Federal or Local Laws, Regulations and Rules
related to National Security, Public Security, privacy protection, intellectual protection, among
others.
m) The RPAS pilot shall not operate the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in a negligent or reckless
manner that endangers the life or third party properties.
n) The RPAS must be piloted during official hours between sunrise and sunset, unless a special
authorization is obtained from aeronautical authority for night flights or under Instrumental
Flight Rules.
o) The RPAS pilot must provide at all times, the right of way to any other piloted aircraft, unless the
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and the other aircraft are under positive control by Air Traffic
Services.
p) The RPAS shall not be operated from moving vehicles, unless the vehicle is moving on water and
this is essential for its proper operation.
q) No person shall act or try to act as a RPAS pilot or as an observer under the influence of alcohol
or under the effects of narcotics, psychotropic or stimulants.
r) The RPAS operator shall carry out the maintenance and comply with airworthiness continue
information and instructions from the RPAS manufacturer.
s) The RPAS operator shall meet all the applicable Airworthiness Directives issued by the Civil
Aviation Authority of the state of the RPAS design/manufacture and/or Aeronautical Authority
(only big RPAS).
t) The RPAS pilot shall not operate more than one Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) at the same
time. The RPAS observer shall not surveil more than one Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) at the
same time.
u) The RPAS with foreign license or registration or piloted by foreign RPAS operators with scientific
purposes, shall request a permit to the Secretariat of National Defense in compliance with
article 29 fraction XVIII of the Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration.
v) RPAS with foreign license or registration or piloted by foreign RPAS operators different than
those mentioned on section 7.2.u of this Mandatory Memo shall not be able to operate, unless
there is a bilateral agreement between the aeronautical authorities of license/registration State
or the foreign operator State and the Mexican aeronautical authority.

8. Operational Requirements and limitations of a Micro RPAS.

8.1 Private leisure, Private Commercial and non-Commercial purpose:

8.1.1 All the RPAS of this category and use do not need an authorization of Aviation
Authority as long as obey the follows operational requirements and limitations:
a) RPAS owner must register the RPAS with a maximum takeoff weight of 250gr
(0.55pounds) on SCT/DGAC website before piloted. the follow link of the website.
http://www.sct.gob.mx/trasnporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/3-servicios/35-
rpas-drones/
The register must be filled by person who has a Mexican nationality that reached the legal
age, If the person doesn’t reach the legal age, it’s necessary that the tutor be the
representative of the under-age person. The information requested for this register is noted
in the appendix K of this Mandatory Memo. The register on the website is free. The owner
must receive the original document of the RPAS register issued by DGAC, within 10 working
days.
b) All the RPAS of this category with a maximum takeoff weight of 250gr (0.55pounds)
must have a label of non-flammable material, with data such as manufactural, model,
serial number and the Order form number of the RPAS register. The label must be
placed on the exterior of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) or at a place readily
available.
c) The pilot ground must be piloted the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) a maximum
altitude of 122mt (400ft), with the exception of the paragraph F) of this mandatory
memo.
d) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) mustn’t be piloted beyond to the line of sight. The
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) mustn’t move away to 457mts (1500ft) over the skyline.
e) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) must be piloted in a distance of 9.2 KM (5NM) of
any airfield.
All Airfields are all the ones described in PIA, section AD-2, and all that are listed into the
file “Base de Datos de Aeródromos”, published in the SCT/DGAC website, that includes
in the column ‘’situation’’ of the Excel Sheet, the status of valid. The SCT/DGAC website
link where the Data Base can be found in:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/1-quienes-
somos/15-aeropuertos-talleres-normas-ycertificacion/aeropuertos/base-de-datos-de-
aerodromos-y-helipuertos/
f) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) pilot must operate the Remotely Piloted
Aircraft (RPA) at a maximum height of 100 m (328 ft.) in the existing area between the 5
NM and the radius of 10 NM in the surroundings of the Airfields listed in the appendix I
of this Mandatory Memo.
g) It must be operated at a minimum distance of separation of 0.9 Km (0.5 NM) of any
heliport.
All Heliport are all the ones listed into the file “Base de datos de Aerodromos y
Helipuertos”, published in the SCT/DGAC website, that includes in the column
‘’situacion’’ of the Excel Sheet, the status of valid. The SCT/DGAC website link where the
Data Base can be found is:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/1-quienes-
somos/15-aeropuertos-talleres-normas-ycertificacion/aeropuertos/base-de-datos-de-
aerodromos-y-helipuertos/
h) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) pilot must not exceed the indicated speed
in the following chart according to its maximum takeoff weight:
8.1.2 The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) will be able to operate over people, except
multitudes (over more than 12 people) every time they fulfill the numerals 8.1.1., 8.1.2., 8.1.3., 8.1.4.,
8.1.5., 8.1.6., 8.1.7., 8.1.8., 8.1.9. and 8.1.10., of this section, according to the applicable and as long as it
maintains at every time at the minimum height of 46 m (150 ft.) over the people.

8.1.3 The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot must maintain a safety distance with unrelated parties at
minimum 10 m over the skyline.

8.1.4 The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot mustn’t be piloted on the route that the helicopters
operate as shown on the aeronautical charts (PIA México).

8.1.5 The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) of private noncommercial and commercial purpose
must have third party liability policy for an amount in agreement with article 72 of Civil Aviation Law.

8.1.6 The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot must have the follows documents into the ground control
station: RPAS register, a copy of third party liability policy (private noncommercial and commercial
RPAS) , an authorization from Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA as per Spanish acronyms) and
the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI as per Spanish acronyms) If the authorities
require.

8.1.7 The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot (private noncommercial and commercial RPA) that utilize
with a purpose as aero photography, aero topography, orography survey must have an authorization of
Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional, in agreement with 27 article, fraction III, subsection b) of Civil
Aviation Law.

8.1.8 The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot/operator that utilize with as take aero photography with
photogrammetric camera´s and different types of aero-images taken remotely within the national
airspace must have an authorization of Direccion Gerenal de Geografia y Medio ambiente del Instituto
Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia (INEGI), as per 60 and 61 article Geographic Information Law. Points
of contact of INEGI listed in Appendix L of this Mandatory Memo.

8.1.9 All the RPAS of this category and use, piloted within area the 5 NM in the surroundings of the
Airfields must have a special authorization of Civil Aviation Authority. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft
System (RPAS) must have a GPS and GPS drone waypoint navigation must operate a maximum altitude:
a) 30mts in the existing area between the radius of 3.7KM (2NM) a 5.6 (3NM) in the
surroundings of the Airfields.
b) 50mts in the existing area between the radius of 5.6KM (3NM) a 7.4 (4NM) in the
surroundings of the Airfields.
c) 75mts in the existing area between the radius of 7.4KM (4NM) a 9.2 (5NM) in the
surroundings of the Airfields.
d) Operations within the radius of 3.7KM (2NM) in the surroundings area of airdromes are
forbidden

8.1.10 All the RPAS of this category and use, piloted within the area of 900mts in the surroundings of
the Heliport must have a special authorization of Civil Aviation Authority. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft
System (RPAS) must have a GPS and GPS drone waypoint navigation must operate a maximum altitude:

a) 30mts in the existing area between the radius of 0.2KM (0.1NM) a 0.6 (0.3NM) in the
surroundings of the heliport:
b) 50mts in the existing area between the radius of 0.6KM (0.3NM) a 0.9 (0.5NM) in the
surroundings of the heliport;
c) Operations within the radius of 0.2KM (0.1NM) in the surroundings area of heliports are
forbidden

9. Requirements and Limitations of small RPAS

9.1 For Private Leisure Use

9.1.1 All RPAS on this category and use do not require an Operation Authorization from the Aeronautical
Authority, as long as they operate within the following Requirements and Limitations:

a) The RPAS owner must register it on the Secretariat of Communications and


Transportation/Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (SCT/DAGC as per Spanish acronyms) website
before its operation. The link is the following:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/3-servicios/35-rpas-
drones/
The register must be filled by person who has a Mexican nationality that reached the legal age, if
the person doesn’t reach the legal age, it’s necessary that the tutor be the representative of the
under-age person. The information requested for this register is noted in the Appendix K of this
Mandatory Memo. The register on the website is free. The owner must receive the original
document of the RPAS register issued by the DGAC, within 10 working days.
b) All the RPAS must have a label of non-flammable material, with data such as manufacturer,
model, serial number and the Order form number of the RPAS register. The label must be placed
on the exterior of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) or at a place readily available.
c) Must operate within Model Airplane Clubs authorized by aeronautical authority, complying with
the operation requirements and limitations under which such Club is ruled and in air spaces
defined for the Club use.
d) During the operation, the remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) should not exceed the 161 km/h during a
straight or cruising speed, neither the maximum authorised speed set by the manufacturer,
whichever is less.
e) Pilot the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) at a maximum height of 122 m (400 ft) with the
exception of the set forth in paragraph h) of this numeral.
f) The RPA must not be piloted beyond the pilot’s line of sight. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)
shall not move away more than 457 m (1.500 ft) over the RPAS pilot’s skyline.
g) The RPA must be piloted at a separation distance of at least 9.2 km (5 NM) from any aerodrome.
Aerodromes are those described on AIP, Section AD-2 and all those listed on the file “Base de
Datos de Aeródromos y Helipuertos” (Aerodromes and Heliports Database) published on the
SCT/DAGC website, marked as “vigente” (valid) in the “situación” (status) column on the Excel
file. The link to the SCT/DAGC website and database is the following:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/1-quienes-
somos/15-aeropuertos-talleres-normas-y-certificacion/aeropuertos/base-de-datos-de-
aerodromos-y-helipuertos/
h) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) pilot must operate the Remotely Piloted Aircraft
(RPA) at a maximum height of 100 m (328 ft.) in the existing area between the 5 NM and the
circle of 10 NM in the surroundings of the Airfields listed in the appendix I of this Mandatory
Memo.
i) It must be operated at a minimum distance of separation of 0.9 Km (0.5 NM) from any heliport.
Heliports all those listed on the file “Base de Datos de Aeródromos y Helipuertos” (Aerodromes
and Heliports Database) published on the SCT/DAGC website, marked as “vigente” (valid) in the
“situación” (status) column on the Excel file. The link to the SCT/DAGC website and database is
the following:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/1-quienes-
somos/15-aeropuertos-talleres-normas-y-certificacion/aeropuertos/base-de-datos-de-
aerodromos-y-helipuertos/
j) The minimum distance between a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and the clouds must not be
less than:
1. 150 meters below the cloud, and
2. 600 meters of skyline from the clouds.
k) The minimum flight visibility as observed from the control station location must not be less than
5 km.
l) The RPAS pilot must be have proper aeronautical knowledge in order to operate it.
m) The RPAS pilot must not pilot it over people, unless they are directly involved in the Remotely
Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operation or located below a structure providing a reasonable protection
for a possible Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) fall.
n) When piloting a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) , the RPAS pilot must keep a safe skyline
towards the people not involved in the operation of:
1. At least 30 meters for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with a maximum take-off weight
greater than 2 kg and up to 10 kg.
2. At least 50 meters for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with a maximum take-off weight
greater than 10 kg and up to 25 kg.

9.2 For Commercial and Private non Commercial Use

9.2.1 All RPAS on this category and use do not require an Operation Authorization of the Aeronautical
Authority, as long as they operate within the following Requirements and Limitations:

a) The RPAS owner must register it on the Secretariat of Communications and


Transportation/Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (SCT/DAGC as per Spanish acronyms) website
before its operation. The link is the following:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/3-servicios/35-rpas-
drones/
The register must be filled by person who has a Mexican nationality that reached the legal age, if
the person doesn’t reach the legal age, it’s necessary that the tutor be the representative of the
under-age person. The information requested for this register is noted in the Appendix K of this
Mandatory Memo. The register on the website is free. The owner must receive the original
document of the RPAS register issued by the DGAC, ten business days after the register.
b) During the operation, the remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) should not exceed the 161 km/h during
a straight or cruising speed, neither the maximum authorized speed set by the manufacturer,
whichever is less.
c) Pilot the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) at a maximum height of 122 m (400 ft) with the
exception of the set forth in paragraph f) of this numeral.
d) The RPA must not be piloted beyond the pilot’s line of sight. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)
shall not move away more than 457 m (1.500 ft) over the RPAS pilot’s skyline.
e) The RPA must be piloted at a separation distance of at least 9.2 km (5 NM) from any aerodrome.
Aerodromes are those described on AIP, Section AD-2 and all those listed on the file “Base de
Datos de Aeródromos y Helipuertos” (Aerodromes and Heliports Database) published on the
SCT/DAGC website, marked as “vigente” (valid) in the “situación” (status) column on the Excel
file. The link to the SCT/DAGC website and database is the following:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/1-quienes-
somos/15-aeropuertos-talleres-normas-y-certificacion/aeropuertos/base-de-datos-de-
aerodromos-y-helipuertos/
f) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) pilot must operate the Remotely Piloted Aircraft
(RPA) at a maximum height of 100 m (328 ft.) in the existing area between the 5 NM and the
circle of 10 NM in the surroundings of the Airfields listed in the appendix I of this Mandatory
Memo.
g) It must be operated at a minimum distance of separation of 0.9 Km (0.5 NM) from any heliport.
Heliports all those listed on the file “Base de Datos de Aeródromos y Helipuertos” (Aerodromes
and Heliports Database) published on the SCT/DAGC website, marked as “vigente” (valid) in the
“situación” (status) column on the Excel file. The link to the SCT/DAGC website and database is
the following:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/1-quienes-
somos/15-aeropuertos-talleres-normas-y-certificacion/aeropuertos/base-de-datos-de-
aerodromos-y-helipuertos/
h) The minimum distance between a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and the clouds must not be
less than:
1. 150 meters below the cloud, and
2. 600 meters of skyline from the clouds.
i) The minimum flight visibility, as observed from the control station location, must not be less
than 5 km.
j) The RPAS pilot must not pilot it over people, unless they are directly involved in the Remotely
Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operation or located below a structure providing a reasonable protection
for a possible RPA fall.
k) When piloting a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), the RPAS pilot must keep a safe skyline towards
the people not involved in the operation of:
1. At least 30 meters for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with a maximum take-off weight
greater than 2 kg and up to 10 kg.
2. At least 50 meters for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with a maximum take-off weight
greater than 10 kg and up to 25 kg.
l) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot mustn’t be piloted on the route that the helicopters
operate as shown on the aeronautical charts (PIA México).
m) The RPAS must have a third party liability policy for an amount in agreement with article 72 of
the Civil Aviation Law.
n) The RPA pilot that uses it for aerophotography, aerotopography and orography survey purposes
must have an authorization of the SEDENA, in compliance with article 27 of the Civil Aviation
Law.
o) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot/operator that uses it to take aerophotography with
photogrammetric cameras and different types of aero-images taken remotely within the
national air space must have an authorization of INEGI, as per article 60 and 61 of the
Statistical and Geographic Information Law. Points of contact of INEGI listed in Appendix L of this
Mandatory Memo.
p) The RPAS must operate within class G air space at all times, unless there is an special
authorization of the aeronautical authority to operate in another air space class with the strict
and prior coordination with Air Traffic Services.
q) During RPAS operation, RPAS pilot must have at Control Station the documents listed below to
show them to authorities when required:
1. Copy of Operation Manual,
2. Copy of valid Operation Authorization,
3. Logbook,
4. Valid Insurance Policy and,
5. Valid RPAS pilot authorization.
6. Authorization of SEDENA (for aerophotography, aerotopography and orography survey)
7. Authorization of INEGI (for aerophotography with photogrammetric cameras and other
aero-images taken remotely).
9.2.2 All RPAS listed in this category and use should perform avoid procedures from any aircraft in order
to avoid possible collisions.

9.2.3 All RPAS listed in this category, in order to operate within 5 NM area surrounding aerodromes
must meet the requirements below:

a) The RPAS must have a GPS and GPS drone waypoint navigation that limit its maximum altitude
and in addition must have the equipment required to piloted aircrafts to operate in “D” air
space and pilot it at a maximum altitude of:
1) 30 meters in the radius from 3.7 km (2 NM) to 5.6 km (3 NM) surrounding the aerodrome;
2) 50 meters in the radius from 5.6 km (3 NM) to 7.4 km (4 NM) surrounding the aerodrome;
3) 75 meters in the radius from 7.4 km (4 NM) to 9.2 km (5 NM) surrounding the aerodrome;
4) Operations within the 3.7 km radius (2 NM) surrounding aerodromes are forbidden.

b) The RPAS in order to pilot at altitudes greater than those listed in section a) of this numeral,
besides having the devices mentioned herein, must have the equipment required by piloted
aircrafts to operate in “D” air space, class certificate and airworthiness certificate and, before
each flight, the strict and prior coordination with Air Traffic Services and control tower (if
available).
c) Operations within the 3.7 km radius (2 NM) surrounding aerodromes are forbidden.

9.2.4. All RPAS listed in this category, in order to operate within 0.9 km (0.5 NM) area surrounding
heliports besides meeting the requirements to obtain the Operation Authorization must comply with the
following:

a) The RPAS must have an automatic device that limits it at a certain height, being piloted at a
maximum height of:
1) 30 meters in the radius from 0.2 km (0.1 NM) to 0.6 km (0.3 NM) surrounding heliports;
2) 50 meters in the radius from 0.6 km (0.3 NM) to 0.9 km (0.5 NM) surrounding heliports;
b) Operations within the 0.2 km radius (0.1 NM) surrounding heliports are forbidden.

9.2.5 Requirements to get an Authorization of operation.

A legal or Corporation entity should attach the follows documents to Authorization of


operation request.
a) General Information (Appendix A of this Mandatory Memo)
b) Manufacturer Label (Numeral 9.2.5.5 of this Mandatory Memo)
c) A RPAS Pilot License (Appendix C of this Mandatory Memo)
d) Operating procedure manual (Appendix F of this Mandatory Memo)
e) Aviation safety research and Risk management (Appendix G of this
Mandatory Memo)
b) Third party liability policy for an amount in agreement with article 72 of Civil
Aviation Law.
9.2.5.1 A legal or Corporation entity try to pilot a RPAS must show a free format request to get an
Authorization of operation write to General Engineer Standards and certifications of General civil
Aviation authority.

9.2.5.2 The validity of this Authorization of operation is 2 year. However can be suspend, invalidate or
revoke by Aeronautical authority if any unfulfillment of the set forth in such authorization is found.

9.2.5.3 The legal or corporation entity that has been granted the operation authorization will be subject
to verifications by the Aeronautical Authority in order to confirm that the aircraft airworthiness
conditions and operation are kept in an acceptable level of security.

9.2.5.4 The Operation Authorization includes the operation limitations of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft,
so the operator adheres to the operation limitations in which the aircraft was certified or approved,
where appropriate.

9.2.5.5 Manufacturer label. All the RPAS of private noncommercial and commercial purpose must have a
label of non-flammable material, with data such as manufactural, model, serial number and the Order
form number of the RPAS registers in the Mexican Aeronautical Register that indicates on the Operation
Authorization.

9.2.5.6 The use of non-authorized sites or out of limits places to operate the RPAS requires an
appropriate evaluation of the site carried out by the air operator and an authorization from the
Aeronautical Authority before operations begin.

9.2.5.7 To perform all the RPAS planned operations, the Operation Manual must contain the procedures
to follow by the personnel. The Aeronautical Authority will carry out an evaluation for its approval (a
guide of the manual content can be found in the Appendix F in this Mandatory Memo).

10. Requirements and limitations of the RPAS Grande.

10.1 For private and leisure purpose.

10.1.1 This type of RPAS and its use do not require authorization from the Aeronautical Authority to
operate as far as they operate according to the following Requirements and Limitations:

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A) The owner must register the RPAS in the Mexican Aeronautical Register. The requirements to do
so are mentioned in the number 10.1.2 of this Mandatory Memo.
B) They must operate in the aeromodelling clubs authorized by the Aeronautical authority and
follow the operation requirements and limitations of the club as well as the use of the airspace
assigned to it.
C) During its operation, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) must not exceed the speed limit in a
straight and level flight of 161 km/hr. or the speed limit established by the manufacturer
whichever results less.
D) Operate the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to a maximum height of 122 meters (400 ft).
E) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft must not be operated beyond the pilot’s visual line. The aircraft
must not move away more than 457 meters (1500 ft) of horizontal distance from the pilot.
F) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft must be operated at a minimum separation distance of 9.2 Km
(5NM) of any airfield.
Aerodromes are those described on AIP, Section AD-2 and all those listed on the file “Base de
Datos de Aeródromos y Helipuertos” (Aerodromes and Heliports Database) published on the
SCT/DAGC website, marked as “vigente” (valid) in the “situación” (status) column on the Excel
file. The link to the SCT/DAGC website and database is the following:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/1-quienes-
somos/15-aeropuertos-talleres-normas-y-certificacion/aeropuertos/base-de-datos-de-
aerodromos-y-helipuertos/
G) The (RPAS) pilot must operate the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) at a maximum height of 100
m (328 ft.) in the existing area between the 5 NM and the circle of 10 NM in the surroundings of
the Airfields listed in the appendix I of this Mandatory Memo.
H) It must be operated at a minimum distance of separation of 0.9 Km (0.5 NM) from any heliport.
Heliports all those listed on the file “Base de Datos de Aeródromos y Helipuertos” (Aerodromes
and Heliports Database) published on the SCT/DAGC website, marked as “vigente” (valid) in the
“situación” (status) column on the Excel file. The link to the SCT/DAGC website and database is
the following:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/1-quienes-
somos/15-aeropuertos-talleres-normas-y-certificacion/aeropuertos/base-de-datos-de-
aerodromos-y-helipuertos/
I) The minimum distance between a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and the clouds must not be
less than:
1. 150 meters below the cloud, and
2. 600 meters of skyline from the clouds.
J) The minimum flight visibility as observed from the control station location must not be less than
5 km.
K) The RPAS pilot must know have proper aeronautics knowledge to operate it.
L) The RPAS pilot must not operate it over people, unless they are directly involved in the
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operation or located below a structure providing a reasonable
protection for a possible RPA fall.
M) When piloting a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), the RPAS pilot must keep a safe skyline of 50 m
towards the people not involved in the operation.

10.1.2 Registration requirements

Additionally to the RPAS registration made by the merchandiser, contained in the “J” annex of
this mandatory memo, the applicant should submit the following documentation:

a) In the case of the legal entity, the registered or legal name and condominium charter with
its amendments, inscribed in the Trade Register. If a legal person, the full name of the applicant
plus official ID with Photo in an uncertified copy.
b) Where appropriate, legal representative's Power certified by a notary public, such as the
nomination of the authorized persons for hearing and receives any kind of notification and
documents.
c) Applicant’s address in the National territory for hearing and get notifications and
documents
d) Payment receipt of the corresponding entitlements by the study of the application and the
accompanying documentation; (if applicable).

e) The corresponding customs import application with custom clearance seal. In original and
certified copy.
f) Permission to certify the kind of service intended to provide.
g) Original Receipt or copy with its appropriate translation to Spanish with the apostille
certification or legalization.
h) The notification of the foreign authority of the registration number cancellation or where
appropriate, the no registration of the RPAS that is intended to register or enroll in the country;
(if applicable).

10.2 Private Commercial and non-Commercial purpose:

10.2.1 All RPAS on this category and use require a register from the Aeronautical Authority must
include RPAS approbation and Operation Authorization, besides must fulfill the following
Requirements and Limitations.
a) During the operation, the remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) should not exceed the maximum
authorised speed set by the manufacturer.
b) Pilot the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) at a maximum height in agreement with the
equipment and the type of operation to be carried out.
c) The minimum distance between a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and the clouds must
not be less than:
a. 150 meters below the cloud, and
b. 600 meters of skyline away from the clouds.

d) The minimum flight visibility as observed from the control station location must not be
less than 5 km.
e) The RPAS pilot must know have proper aeronautics knowledge to operate it.
f) The RPAS pilot must not operate it over people, unless they are directly involved in the
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operation or located below a structure providing a
reasonable protection for a possible RPA fall.
g) The RPAS must operate into the G category air space, unless that the pilot has a special
authorization to operate in a different category of airspace from the Aeronautical
authority in agreement with Air Traffic Service.
h) The RPA must be piloted at a separation distance of at least 9.2 km (5 NM) from any
aerodrome.
Aerodromes are those described on AIP, Section AD-2 and all those listed on the file “Base de
Datos de Aeródromos y Helipuertos” (Aerodromes and Heliports Database) published on the
SCT/DAGC website, marked as “vigente” (valid) in the “situación” (status) column on the Excel
file. The link to the SCT/DAGC website and database is the following:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/1-quienes-
somos/15-aeropuertos-talleres-normas-y-certificacion/aeropuertos/base-de-datos-de-
aerodromos-y-helipuertos/
i) It must be operated at a minimum distance of separation of 0.9 Km (0.5 NM) from any
heliport.
Heliports all those listed on the file “Base de Datos de Aeródromos y Helipuertos”
(Aerodromes and Heliports Database) published on the SCT/DAGC website, marked as
“vigente” (valid) in the “situación” (status) column on the Excel file. The link to the
SCT/DAGC website and database is the following:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/1-quienes-
somos/15-aeropuertos-talleres-normas-y-certificacion/aeropuertos/base-de-datos-de-
aerodromos-y-helipuertos/
j) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot mustn’t be piloted on the route that the
helicopters operate as shown on the aeronautical charts (PIA México).
k) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) must have third party liability policy for an
amount in agreement with article 72 of Civil Aviation Law.
l) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot (private noncommercial and commercial RPA)
that utilize with a purpose as aero photography, aero topography, orography survey
must have an authorization of Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional, in agreement with 27
article, Civil Aviation Law, and
m) The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot/operator that utilize with as take aero
photography with photogrammetric camera´s and different types of aero-images taken
remotely within the national airspace must have an authorization of Direccion Gerenal
de Geografia y Medio ambiente del Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia (INEGI),
as per 60 and 61 article Geographic Information Law. Points of contact of INEGI listed in
Appendix L of this Mandatory Memo.
n) When piloting a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), the RPAS pilot must keep a safe skyline
of 50 m towards the people not involved in the operation.
o) During RPAS operation, RPAS pilot must have at Control Station the documents listed
below to show them to authorities when required:
1. Copy of Operation Manual,
2. Logbook
3. Copy of valid Operation Authorization,
4. Valid Insurance Policy and,
5. Valid Airworthiness certificate.
6. Third party liability policy
7. RPAS pilot authorization
8. Authorization of SEDENA (for aerophotography, aerotopography and orography
survey)
9. Authorization of INEGI (for aerophotography with photogrammetric cameras and
other aero-images taken remotely).
10.2.2. All RPAS listed in this category and use, in order to operate within 10 NM area surrounding
heliports besides meeting the requirements to obtain the Operation Authorization must comply with the
following:

a) The RPAS must have the equipment required to piloted aircrafts to operate in “D” air space:
b) Strict and prior coordination with Air Traffic Services and control tower (if available) before
every flight:

10.2.3. The RPAS Pilot when piloting the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) must keep a safe skyline of at
least 50 meters towards the people not involved with the RPA operation.

10.2.4. Requirements to obtain RPAS Type Approval.

a) Approval Plan (See Appendix D of this Mandatory Memo).


b) General information (See Appendix A of this Mandatory Memo).
c) Airworthiness insurance (See Appendix B of this Mandatory Memo).
d) Applicable manuals (Flight, maintenance, components manual, etc.).
e) Compliance of Airworthiness Standards accepted by the Aeronautical Authority for design/type.
f) The equipment required according to type of operation to be performed. The Aeronautical
Authority will define case by case this equipment.

10.2.4.1. The interested party must submit an application to obtain the Type Approval addressed to the
Head of the Directorate of Engineering, Standards and Certification (DINC as per Spanish acronyms).

10.2.4.2. The validity of the RPAS Type Approval will be indefinite, and any change on its design
characteristics will require a review or issuance of a supplement to the type certificate.

10.2.4.3. The interested party must provide the characteristics of the RPAS project to be approved and
the Approval Plan, according to Appendices A and D of this Mandatory Memo, respectively.

10.2.4.4. Tests of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

Once the aeronautical authority has made the documents evaluation and this has been
satisfactory, the applicant must coordinate the verification visits based on the Approval Plan,
accepted by the Aeronautical Authority. The Aeronautical Authority, on each visit, will indicate
the observations or missing requirements through official letter or where appropriate, the
Type Approval will be written and granted.

The interested party must coordinate the RPAS and support systems availability for all
inspections scheduled for the purpose of confirming the RPAS airworthiness and operation in
order to obtain the Type Approval complying with the requirements listed on Appendices A
and B of this Mandatory Memo.

10.2.4.5. The test area is proposed by the manufacturer as per the factors below:

Every flight test of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) shall be limited to the assigned area for
the flight test. This is required until the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) shows to be
controllable through the speed normal range and execution of all maneuvers. Also, the aircraft
must not have shown any dangerous design or operation characteristics.

a) The perimeter form could be a polygon. The interested party must provide the latitude
and longitude coordinates in the WGS 84 system for the area flight test area by showing
them on a topographical or aeronautical chart.
b) When the aircraft flight test is performed at an airport surrounded by densely populated
area (with an acceptable approach/take-off path), the applicant must be sure that the
selected flight path has the lowest population and the lowest amount of buildings in order
to reduce possible risks. The description of the area selected by the applicant must be
reviewed and if appropriate, must be accepted by the Aeronautical Authority.
10.2.5 Requirements to get an Authorization of operation.
A legal or Corporation entity should attach the follows documents to Authorization of
operation request.
a) General Information (Appendix A of this Mandatory Memo)
b) Manufacturer Label (Numeral 9.2.5.5 of this Mandatory Memo)
c) Aviation safety research and Risk management (Appendix G of this
Mandatory Memo)
d) Third party liability policy for an amount in agreement with article 72 of Civil
Aviation Law.
e) ID and Register (Numeral 10.2.5 of this Mandatory Memo)
f) A RPAS Pilot license (Appendix C of this Mandatory Memo)
g) Type approval and Validation.
h) Airworthiness certificate. Request See requirements on the numeral 10.2.7
of this Mandatory Memo.

10.2.5.1 A legal or Corporation entity try to pilot a RPAS must show a free format request to get an
Authorization of operation write to General Engineer Standards and certifications of General civil
Aviation authority.

10.2.5.2 The validity of this Authorization of operation is 2 year. However can be suspend, invalidate or
revoke by Aeronautical authority if any unfulfillment of the set forth in such authorization is found.

10.2.5.3 The legal or corporation entity that has been granted the operation authorization will be
subject to verifications by the Aeronautical Authority in order to confirm that the aircraft airworthiness
conditions and operation are kept in an acceptable level of security.

10.2.5.4 The Operation Authorization includes the operation limitations of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft,
so the operator adheres to the operation limitations in which the aircraft was certified or approved,
where appropriate.

10.2.5.5 Manufacturer label. All the Big RPAS of commercial purpose must have a License certificate,
nationality and registration marks at a place readily available. All the Big RPAS of commercial purpose
must have label of non-flammable material, with data such as manufactural, model, serial number and
the Order form number of the RPAS registers in the Mexican Aeronautical Register that indicates on the
Operation Authorization.

10.2.5.6 The use of authorized sites or out of limits places to operate the RPAS requires an appropriate
evaluation of the site carried out by the air operator and an authorization from the Aeronautical
Authority before operations begin.

10.2.5.7 To perform all the RPAS planned operations, the Operation Manual must contain the
procedures to follow by the personnel. The Aeronautical Authority will carry out an evaluation for its
approval (a guide of the manual content can be found in the Appendix F in this Mandatory Memo).

10.2.5.8 All RPAS listed in this category and use should perform avoid procedures from any aircraft in
order to avoid possible collisions.

10.2.6. Requirements for registration

10.1.2 Registration requirements

Additionally to the RPAS registration made by the merchandiser, contained in the “J” Appendix
of this Mandatory Memo, the applicant should submit the following documentation:

a) In the case of the legal entity, the registered or legal name and condominium charter with its
amendments, registered in the Public Trade Register. Should be a legal person, the full name of
the applicant plus official ID with Photo in an uncertified copy.
b) Where appropriate, legal representative's power certified by a notary public, such as the
nomination of the authorized persons for hearing and receiving any kind of notification and
documents.
c) Applicant’s address in the National territory for hearing and receiving notifications and
documents.
d) Payment receipt of the corresponding entitlements by the study of the application and the
accompanying documentation; (if applicable).
e) The corresponding customs import application with customs clearance seal. In original and
certified copy.
f) Permission to certify the kind of service intended to provide
g) Original Receipt or copy with its appropriate translation to Spanish with the apostille
certification or legalization.
h) The notification of the foreign authority of the registration number cancellation or where
appropriate, the no registration of the RPAS that is intended to register or enroll in the country;
(if applicable).

10.2.7. Requirements to obtain the Airworthiness Certificate:

a) Copy of the assignment official letter of final license issued by the Mexican Aeronautical
Register.
b) Compliance of type certificate specifications corresponding to the aircraft, engine(s) and
airscrew(s), if applicable, issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of importer State or in the event
of not having it, a document issued by the State Civil Aviation Authority.
c) Policy of civil liability approved by the Policy and Insurance Central Office of this DGAC.
d) Control of Airworthiness Directives of glider or main components (if applicable).
e) Control of Service Bulletins of glider or main components (if applicable).
f) Control of components time limited.
g) Maintenance services to the aircraft made by an authorized aeronautical workshop or, as the
case may be, by aeronautical technical personnel (as long as is authorized by the Aviation
Directorate). Likewise, in the event that the manufacturer states that the maintenance will be
controlled by flight hours or calendar time, the corresponding Flight Logbook must be
submitted.

11. Requirements for RPAS Night Operations

11.1. For Leisure Private use.

11.1.1. This type of operations is not allowed for RPAS listed in this type of use.

11.2. For Commercial and Private non-Commercial use.

11.2.1. The RPAS for commercial and private non-commercial use required to operate at night, besides
complying with the requirements according to their category for daylight operation must:

a) Have an Operation Authorization. The micro RPAS must comply with the requirements forth set
for the Operation Authorization of small RPAS.
b) The micro RPAS and big RPAS pilot must be capable of operate at night set in his/her RPAS pilot
license/authorization (see Appendix C of this Mandatory Memo) and
c) Position lights in place.
d) Must have RPAS Type Approval validating that the RPAS is certified for night operations (only big
RPAS).

12 Surveillance and Security actions into the operations of the RPAS.

12.1 The Sighting of aircraft operated in a separation distance of 9.2 Km (5 NM) around to the
airport, or in the 0.900km (.05 NM) around to the Heliports, can be denounce immediately by
legal or Corporation entity or any federal or local entity to the headquarters in charge of airport
with the “RPAS Sighting report” described in detail. Points of contact of headquarter in charge of
the airport listed in Appendix L of this Mandatory Memo. The RPAS sighting report can be
downloading on the following link: http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-
preventiva/aeronautica-civil/3-servicios/35-rpas-drones/
The headquarters in charge of the airport must send the format to the Direccion Gerenal
Adjunto de Seguridad Aerea.

12.2 The operation of RPAS that caused any injured or dead of persons or any property damage
of third parties can be denounce immediately by legal or Corporation entity or any federal or
local entity to the headquarters in charge of airport with the ““RPAS Damaged Report”
described in detail, within 10 working days. In Appendix L of this Mandatory Memo. The RPAS
sighting report can be downloading on the following link: http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-
medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/3-servicios/35-rpas-drones/

12.3 In case of survive a risk situation caused by a “RPAS Sighting report” or “RPAS Damaged
Report”, the headquarters coordinated with the air traffic control service must inform to the
aircraft the actions they should take during the takeoff, landing, ascent or overfly until they
resolve the conditions into the airport under applicable conditions.

13. The operator of any kind of category or use of RPAS that wants to execute any activity outside the
requirements and limitations must fill an application adding as much detailed information as possible
including an extensive risk mitigation analysis and type of operation to perform, this, in order to
evaluate the request and if it’s approved, the aeronautical authority must submit a permission.

14. Importer Requirements

14.1 The enterprises that importing a Micro and Small RPAS to México must count on the
following indications:

a) The RPAS must have a waypoint technology that no permits fly away over the skyline
from the RPA pilot.
b) The RPAS must have a waypoint technology that no allow exceed certain altitude.
c) If the Importer is the owner of RPAS must obey all the previously indications of this
Mandatory Memo.

14.2 The importers of big RPAS to México must guarantee the following indications:

a) A way that allows an automatic identification.


b) Importation Request
c) Type approval Certification issued by the State Civil Aviation Authority.
d) Airworthiness Certificate issued by the State Civil Aviation Authority.

15 Requirements to Mexican Manufacturer of RPAS.

15.1 The manufacturer of a Micro and Small RPAS must following indications to commercialise
in México:

a) The RPAS must have a waypoint technology that no permits fly away over the skyline
from the RPA pilot.
b) The RPAS must have a waypoint technology that no allow exceed certain altitude.
15.2 The manufacturer of Big RPAS must following indications to commercialise in México:

a) A way that allows an automatic identification


b) Type approval Certification issued by the State Civil Aviation Authority.

16 Requirements to commercialize RPAS.

A RPAS marketer must:

16.1 The packaging must have information to warn the owner about the RPAS, and must
register on SCT/DGAC website, and must comply the requirements and limitations of this
Mandatory Memo COAV-23/10 R4 to operate in México.

16.2 Fill in the document attach in Appendix J of this Mandatory Memo every time that RPAS its
sold with a maximum takeoff weight of 250gr (0.55pounds) on SCT/DGAC website and fill in this
information on SCT/DGAC website.

16.3 The owner will be receiving an original document of the Register issued by DGAC within 10
working days after the register the information of the previously numeral.

17. Aspects not considered in this Mandatory Memo will be resolved by the Aeronautical Authority.

18. Any unfulfilment of the set forth in this Mandatory Memo will be penalized by the Aeronautical
Authority as per the established in article 89 of the Civil Aviation Law. This Mandatory Memo does not
exempt the RPAS pilots and operators of complying with the set forth in the local legislation, in the
event of unfulfilment, will be penalized according with the sanctions set forth in such local legislation.

19. Level of consistency between criteria, policies, regulations and international guidelines and
Mexican regulations taken as the basis for preparation of this Memo.

19.1. There are no Mexican regulations that served as basis for its preparation.

19.2. Order 8130.34C dated August 2nd 2013 of the FAA, “Airworthiness Certification of Unmanned
Aircraft System” (UAS).

19.3. Chapter 722 dated August 2012 of the Civil Aviation Authority, “Unmanned Aircraft System
Operations in UK Airspace”.

19.4. Policy declaration E.Y.013-01 dated August 25th 2009 of the European Aviation Safety Agency
(EASA) “Unmanned Aircraft System” (UAS).
19.5. NPRM dated February 15th 2017 of the United States FAA “Operation and Certification of Small
Unmanned Aircraft Systems”.
19.6 Document 10019 AN/507 dated 2015 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),
“Manual on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)”.
19.7. FAR 48 dated December 21st 2015 of the United States FAA “Requirements for Registering and
Marking Small Unmanned Aircraft”.
19.8. FAR 107 dated August 29th 2016 of the United States FAA “Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems”.

Date of effectiveness.
This Mandatory Memo will come into force as from July 25th 2017, invalidating the Mandatory Memo CO
AV 23/10 R3 and will be in force indefinitely unless is revised or cancelled by the Aeronautical Authority.

YOURS SINCERELY

GENERAL DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AERONAUTICS

MIGUEL PELAEZ LIRA


July 25th 2017
APPENDIX “A”
GENERAL INFORMATION
This appendix shows the way to identify the aircraft and its features according to the operation which
must be taken into account to obtain the authorization of operation.
The RPAS operator must provide the following information in accordance with the RPAS
characteristics and the activity to be carried out:
A.1 Applicant General Information.
a) Name of the RPAS operator and the manufacturer
b) The RPAS date of manufacture
c) Operator address
d) The RPA serial number
e) The RPA characteristics
f) The RPA Model
g) RPA registration (if applied).
h) The motor´s manufacturer and model of the RPA
i) RPA´s Propeller manufacturer and Model
j) Maximum take-off weight
k) RPA intended use
A.2 Flight phases
a) Pre-flight/test track operational procedures
b) Launching/take-off procedures
c) On flight procedures
d) Landing/Recovering procedures
e) After flight procedures
A.3 Flight manual submitted by the manufacturer
A.4 All System configurations of the equipment on the ground and on board of the RPA
A.5 Loss of flight connection and flight ending security procedures
A.6 RPAS descriptions of controls and operation commands
A.7 Frequencies used by the RPAS

APPENDIX “B”
AIRWORTHINESS ASSURANCE
This appendix contain considerations to evaluate the RPAS risks, and to obtain the Type
Approval so during the evaluation process, some more information could be required.
B.1 RPA characteristics
a) RPA structure
1. Structure. Describe in details, the physical structure of the RPA. Include diagrams, schemes,
photographs, three sided plan with dimensions.
2. Composition. Describe the materials and where they were used in the manufacturing of the
RPA. Include details of the process and procedures of the manufacturing and construction.
3. Describe the capacity of the aircraft structure to support the flight load conditions and
provide data or analysis to show that there were no structural loads out of limits during the
flight, including any load or stress analysis that show security positive margins.
4. Identify and describe any unique design characteristic, such as a hydraulic system,
environment control system, parachutes or brakes system.
5. Dimensions
i. Wingspan
ii. Wing surface
iii. Length and width of fuselage
iv. Rotors diameters (if applicable)
6. Weight:
i. Unladen weight
ii. Maximum take off
iii. Zero fuel (if applicable)
b) Performance features
1. Maximum height
2. Maximum autonomy
3. Maximum range
4. Speed:
i. Cruising
ii. Never exceed
iii. Breakdown
iv. Handling
5. Climb and descent relation
6. Maximum banked turn
7. Turning limit relationship
8. Performance limitation due to environmental and weather conditions:
i. Wind:
a) Headwind
b) Cross wind
c) Gust wind
ii. Visual Minimum Conditions
iii. Turbulence restrictions
iv. Outside Air Temperature (OAT)
v. Icing:
a) What are the instructions given to the pilot relating to the possibility of ice
conditions?
b) How the RPAS is operated under ice conditions?
c) Describe any RPA protection capability against the ice

c) Propulsion system: To describe the propulsion system and its capacity to give, in a trusty and
sufficient way, the take off and climb force and to maintain the flight at the operation latitudes.

1. Fuel-cell based propulsion systems.


i. Type, manufacturer and engine model to be used.
ii. Type and fuel capacity.
iii. How are the engine’s parameters monitored? What kind of indications and
emergency alerts are provided to the RPAS pilot?
iv. Describe the most critical failure modes of the propulsion system and the impact on
its operation.
v. How does the system respond and which security measures are there to decrease the
risk of engine power loss for each one of the causes below?
a. Lack of fuel.
b. Fuel contamination.
c. Failure in signal reception from control station.
d. Failure of engine control.
vi. Does the motor have the capacity to restart while flying? If so, describe the manual
and automatic characteristics of this ability.

2. Electric propulsion systems.


i. Type, manufacturer and engine model to be used.
ii. Engine output power.
iii. Consumption rank of engine current.
iv. Does the system have an auxiliary electric supply? If not, how is the electrical
supply given to the RPA?

d) Fuel system. Describe the fuel system and how this allows the proper control delivering
fuel to the engine and enabling the RPAS pilot to determine the amount of remaining
fuel. Provide a system diagram showing its location into the RPA and fuel flow path.

e) Electrical system.
1. Describe the electrical system and how this describes the appropriate power to
cover the system power supply requirements. Provide a system diagram showing
the electrical power distribution along the RPA.

f) Flight control surfaces and actuators


1. Describe the design and operation of flight control surfaces and servo/actuators.
Include a diagram showing its location into the RPA.
2. Indicate any potential failure mode and the way to mitigate it.
3. Describe the system response to a servo failure.
4. Describe the indications alerting the RPA pilot of a servo malfunction.

g) Paid cargo
1. Describe the equipment to support the paid cargo to be carried by the aircraft.
2. Describe all possible RPA settings that change weight and balance, electrical currents
or dynamical and flight settings.
i. Internal.
ii. External.
B.2. Communications, control and commands.

a) Aviation. Provide all system diagrams, including location of sensors, antennas, radios, and
navigation equipment.
b) Navigation
1. How does the RPA define its location? How does navigate towards its destination?
2. How does the RPA pilot respond to the following indications from the ATC?
i. Change of trajectory.
ii. Change in altitude.
3. Which are the causes and effects of loss of trajectory or altitude?
4. Describe the procedures of altimetry system tests.
5. Data frequency and control frequency.
6. Navigation and orientation control.

c) RPA flight control.


2. Describe how the control surfaces respond to flight computer commands.
3. Describe how the RPAS pilot provides an entry signal to the control surfaces. (For
instance, through an external box, entry point, rudder and pedals).
4. Flight control computer.
i. Does the flight control computer have an interface with auxiliary controls that may
cause an involuntary action?
ii. Describe the interfaces required by the flight control computer to define the flight
situation and send out the appropriate commands.

d) Automatic pilot
1. Does the automatic pilot comply with any standard? If so, indicate which one.
2. Is the automatic pilot a commercial product? If so, indicate type and manufacturer.
3. Describe the procedures used to install the automatic pilot. How is the correct
installation proven? The applicant must submit any document or procedure provided
by the manufacturer and/or the event of an own development.
4. Does the automatic pilot use entry parameters to keep the aircraft inside the structural
limits? If so, provide a chart with such limits. How these limits were validated?
5. How does the automatic pilot execute the commands once these have been entered by
the RPAS pilot?
6. What kind of software and hardware were used in simulations? Which were the results
of those simulations?

e) Connection between the Control Station and the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).
1. How is the limit of unplanned loss of communication between the RPAS pilot and the
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) known?
i. Radio frequency and other interference
ii. Communications rank beyond flight
iii. Antenna coverage during turns and pitch angles
iv. Loss of control station functionality
v. Loss of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) functionality
vi. Atmospheric attenuation
vii. Loss of communication
viii. Loss of visual contact with the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)

2. Which were the potential radio frequency interference sources within the area
proposed for operation and how are such monitored, managed and/or mitigated?
3. Which frequency range will be used for control communication? How will the use of
this range be coordinated?
4. What kind of processed signal and/or security communication is used?
5. For satellite communications, estimate the latent communications system related to
the use of satellite communications for aircraft control and by ATC.
6. What is the margin of communications in terms of total balance of maximum
anticipated distance communication from control station? How it was determined?
7. Does the system use redundant communication links? If so, how are they?
8. Is there a powerful radio signal and/or indicator or a similar screen for the pilot? How is
the signal strength defined? And, which are the threshold values representing a critical
reduced signal?
9. Is there any intercommunication system that allows communications between the
pilot, ground support staff and observers?
10. Which procedures have been set in the event of intercommunication failure?

f) Emergencies and flight recovery

1. Describe the different systems of emergency recovery. If any.


2. How do you know if the emergency recovery systems are operational?
3. Under what circumstances manual and automatic mode are activated to return home
system?
4. What is the waypoint return home? How is the return home waypoint chosen? How is
the waypoint programmed?
5. How is the RPAS navigation in the return home system?
6. Describe the flight recovery system (FRS). If any
7. Under what circumstances the flight recovery systems (FRS) are activated?
8. What happens to the aircraft when the flight recovery systems (FRS) are activated?
For example, does the engine work temporarily? Does the RPAS become unstable or
loses control?
9. How do you know if the flight recovery systems (FRS) are operational?
10. Provide a fault tree analysis, starting with initial flight performance that shows the
conditions that will be executed in the flight recovery systems (FRS)
11. If activated, can the flight recovery systems (FRS) be turned off if not required?
12. If the Flight recovery systems (FRS) fail, is there any emergency flight recovery system
that guarantees that there are no additional risks into the operational area?
13. Describe how the aircraft reacts during takeoff, rise, automatic cruise, descend and
landing, in the event of link loss.
14. Describe the operational procedures for link loss.
15. Describe the emergency zone, which must be within unpopulated areas.

g) Control Station.

1. Describe the control station configuration diagram.


2. How is the control station fed?
3. What procedures does the control station have on land regarding to the loss of primary or
secondary power supply?
4. Does the pilot have a start menu for each phase of the flight?
5. Is there another program running in the control computer on land?
6. What are the possible conditions that may block the controls?
7. In what operative system is the primary flight control?
8. What alerts does the system provide the pilot with? For example, low fuel, battery low, systems
failure; take off from the operational limit.
9. How can the pilot determine exactly the altitude and position of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft
(RPA)?
10. What unnoticed command can the pilot enter to cause an undesirable result? For example
accidentally entering the engine stop command during the flight.

B.3. Support equipment on land.

Describe all the support equipment used on land, including any launching or recovery system, preliminary
data on land generator and emergency power supply.

B.4. Procedures and Processes.

a) Software configuration

1. What procedures are there on land to configure the software? Are they documented?
2. Describe the procedures used to control the drag and test procedures and engineering change.
3. Describe the guarantee of quality system, including the methods, procedures used and the
organizational structure.

b) Management software

1. Broad strokes. The software was design by the candidate? If any, Identify which area of
the systems have original software?
2. Which software are in process of development, this software has been used into the
development of the component to the aircraft and ground control station, and which
data are available for supervision?
3. How will be the software actualization (including the commercial software)?
4. Provide a description of the software requirements and the functional assignation
between the hardware and software.
5. How is the original software, validated and proven by the system?
6. How is examination the development of the original software?
7. How is the charge control of the software implemented for the system securing the software items
proper charge?
8. Are there any processes to secure the quality software? How are they used for the development
of the software system? If the software was bought, it is require the manufacturer address.
9. What procedures are there to manage any change in the configuration? How many of these are
documented? Document all procedures.

c) Human-Machine interface specific characteristics

7. General awareness of the situations that might occur during the flight.
8. Brief description of the benchmarks set against the reduction of human errors.
9. Color code and how it relates to the criteria of the manned aircraft.
10. The nature of the security on flight related to the benchmarks set.
11. Warning signs, including the emergency procedures.
12. The consequence of a data failure of the RPAS crew.

B.5. Maintenance

a) Provide the Inspection and Maintenance program.

1. Description of the program. Describe the inspection and maintenance program that will be used
to maintain the aircraft and every system related to it, including the ground control stations and /
or another support system.
2. Required documentation. Provide a copy of the applicable manuals, weight and balance report
and equipment list.
APPENDIX C

RPAS OPERATIVE PERSONNEL TRAINING AS WELL AS THE REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN /


REVALIDATE AND/OR RECOVER THE SMALL RPAS PILOT AUTHORIZATION AND/OR THE BIG
RPAS PILOT LICENSE.

C.1. 1.REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT (RPA) PILOT TRAINING.

a) Training of the RPAS pilot. Describe the internal program of the training in an Authorized Training
Center (Centro de Capacitación Autorizado).

C.2 REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN PILOT AUTHORIZATION FOR SMALL RPAS

a) Written application as per the set forth in article 15 of the Federal Law of Administrative
Procedure;
b) Be at least, 18 years old.
c) Document proving Mexican nationality by birth, stating under oath that no other nationality has
been acquired.
d) Corresponding license form provided by the Aeronautical Authority properly filled out;
e) Psycho-physical aptitude certificate valid within the 90 days following the issuance date; issued
by the General Directorate of Protection and Preventive Medicine in Transportation.
f) Rights payment receipt for permits of training, exam implementation and issuance of appropriate
authorization, as per the valid Federal Rights Law;
g) Document that proves the pilot has taken and passed the theoretical-practical exams, set by the
Aeronautical Authority for the requested authorization type;
h) Certificate issued by a training center approved by the appropriate Aeronautical Authority, within
the two months prior the application date which proves the pilot has taken the training for
unmanned aircrafts both theoretically and practically, according with the unmanned aircraft to
operate such as: fixed-wing, helicopter, multirotor or dirigible, as well as operation type, such as
visual line of sight operations (VLOS) or beyond visual line of sight operations (BVLOS), as long
as there is a prior coordination for this type of operations with Directorate of Engineering,
Standards and Certification (DINC as per Spanish acronyms).
i) The Aeronautical Authority will validate the training certificates of private pilot, commercial pilot
and/or air traffic controller for theory hours assessment.
j) The theory training for small RPAS must include as minimum the following:
SUBJECTS (MODULE I) HOURS
i) Introduction to aeronautical field 3
ii) Aviation regulations 3
iii) Knowledge of air traffic services (ATS) 3
iv) Knowledge of RPAS aerodynamics 2
v) RPAS general systems 7
vi) General procedures 10
vii) Navigations and maps interpretation 5
viii) Communications and applicable aeronautics phraseology 3
ix) Meteorology 3
x) Aircraft performance 1
xi) RPAS weight and balance 1
xii) RPAS airworthiness 1
xiii) RPAS human factors 2
xiv) Aviation security and management system (SMS) 2
xv) Technical English (Manual reading and interpretation) 1

SUBJECTS AND/OR LESSONS (MODULE II) HOURS


a) RPAS general knowledge 1
b) RPAS regulatory requirements 1
c) RPAS familiarization (Hardware / Software / Firmware) 1
d) Operation procedures and flight modes 1
e) RPAS flight planning 1
f) Flight electronics concepts 1
g) Battery(ies) information and security 1
h) Remote control and synchronization 1
i) Simulator practices 2
j) Flight practices 12

k) Have a record of at least 13 flight hours recorded in a flight logbook (exclusively for unmanned
aircraft), which must include a minimum of:
1. 7 hours of dual flight instruction in unmanned aircraft in presence of an authorized instructor,
including all maneuvers and abilities required for unmanned aircrafts, who will endorse the
performance of such practices into the logbook, registering name, instructor’s permit number
and hand-written signature.
2. 5 hours of solo flight, accredited by an Authorized Training Center through seal printed on the
logbook or through the issuance of the appropriate document.
3. Submit and pass a 1 hour flight test before an Authorized Training Center, with a prior exam
order application and the test must be applied by an Authorized Instructor and be endorsed
by an Inspector assigned by the Aeronautical Authority.

C.2.1. Validation of Authorizations, Certificates or equivalent Documentation

a) The Aeronautical Authority will validate the authorizations and/or licenses issued by the
aeronautical authorities of the country in which such were issued as long as such country
complies with the standards and methods recommended by the ICAO and/or Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA).
b) The Aeronautical Authority will also validate the certificates or equivalent documentation issued
by foreign aeronautical training centers, as long as such centers comply with the standards and
methods recommended by the ICAO and/or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In this case,
the Aeronautical Authority will be able to apply the appropriate practical test in order to guarantee
the operations safety of this kind of equipment.

In both cases, the applicant must submit the appropriate psycho-physical aptitude certificate issued by
the General Directorate of Protection and Preventive Medicine in Transportation and pay the rights for
authorization issuance according with the valid Federal Rights Law.
The Aeronautical Authority will validate the training certificates of private pilot, commercial pilot and/or air
traffic controller for theory hours assessment.

C.2.2. Validity

The authorization for the RPAS operation will be valid for 3 years as from the issuance date.
The General Directorate of Civil Aviation does not authorize the RPAS operation in closed
spaces.

C.2.3. Suspension

The Aeronautical Authority will suspend at any time the Authorization for the RPAS operation in the
cases below:

a) In the event of irresponsible operation, putting at risk ground and/or air third parties safety,
performing negligent, reckless or intentional maneuvers that cause or may cause accidents or
serious incidents.
b) Due to verification of an activity related to RPAS operation associated with crimes defined by a
court.
c) At applicant’s request.
To suspend the RPAS operation authorization, as well as filing an appeal under the revision-
administrative jurisdiction, will be subject to the established in the Federal Law of Administrative
Procedure, without prejudice to legal or civil sanctions applicable.

C.3 REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN PILOT AUTHORIZATION FOR BIG RPAS

a) Written application as per the set forth in article 15 of the Federal Law of Administrative
Procedure;
b) Be at least, 18 years old.
c) Document proving Mexican nationality by birth, stating under oath that no other nationality has
been acquired.
d) Corresponding license form provided by the Aeronautical Authority properly filled out;
e) Rights payment receipt for permits of training, exam implementation and issuance of appropriate
authorization, as per the valid Federal Rights Law;
f) Document that proves the pilot has taken and passed the theoretical-practical exams, set by the
Aeronautical Authority for the requested authorization type;
g) Certificate issued by a training center approved by the appropriate Aeronautical Authority, within
the two months prior the application date which proves the pilot has taken the training for
unmanned aircrafts both theoretically and practically, according with the unmanned aircraft to
operate such as: fixed-wing, helicopter, multirotor or dirigible, as well as operation type, such as
visual line of sight operations (VLOS) or beyond visual line of sight operations (BVLOS), as long
as there is a prior coordination for this type of operations with DINC and/or has, at least,
approved theory training for a private pilot, whether is for airplane or helicopter or the military
equivalent.
h) Psycho-physical aptitude certificate valid within the 90 days following the issuance date; issued
by the General Directorate of Protection and Preventive Medicine in Transportation.
i) The theory training for small RPAS must include as minimum the following:
SUBJECTS (MODULE I) HOURS
i) Introduction to aeronautical field 8
ii) Aviation regulations 40
iii) Knowledge of air traffic services (ATS) 6
iv) Air Traffic Control 30
v) Knowledge of RPAS aerodynamics 20
vi) RPAS general systems 15
vii) Operational procedures 20
viii) Navigations and maps interpretation 30
ix) Communications and applicable aeronautics phraseology 30
x) Meteorology 40
xi) Aircraft performance 8
xii) RPAS weight and balance 8
xiii) RPAS airworthiness 16
xiv) RPAS human factors 3
xv) Aviation security and management system (SMS) 8
xvi) Technical English (Manual reading and interpretation) 8

SUBJECTS AND/OR LESSONS (MODULE II) HOURS

i) RPAS general knowledge 4


ii) RPAS regulatory requirements 4
iii) RPAS familiarization (Hardware / Software / Firmware) 4
iv) Operation procedures and flight modes 4
v) RPAS flight planning 4
vi) Flight electronics concepts 4
vii) Battery(ies) function, performance and safe use 4
viii) Remote control and synchronization 6
ix) Simulator practices 5
x) Flight practices 50

j) The pilot must have at least 50 flight hours in the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)
recorded in a flight logbook which must include a minimum of:
1. 21 hours of dual flight instruction in unmanned aircraft in presence of an authorized instructor,
including all maneuvers and abilities required for unmanned aircrafts, who will endorse the
performance of such practices into the logbook, registering name, instructor’s permit number
and hand-written signature.
2. 15 hours of solo flight, accredited by an Authorized Training Center through seal printed on
the logbook or through the issuance of the appropriate document.
3. Submit and pass a 1 hour flight test before an Authorized Training Center, with a prior exam
order application and the test must be applied by an Authorized Instructor and be endorsed
by an Inspector assigned by the Aeronautical Authority.

C.3.1. Validation of Authorizations, Certificates or equivalent Documentation

a) The Aeronautical Authority will validate the authorizations and/or licenses issued by the
aeronautical authorities of the country in which such were issued as long as such country
complies with the standards and methods recommended by the ICAO and/or Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA).
b) The Aeronautical Authority will also validate the certificates or equivalent documentation issued
by foreign aeronautical training centers, as long as such centers comply with the standards and
methods recommended by the ICAO and/or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In this case,
the Aeronautical Authority will be able to apply the appropriate practical test in order to guarantee
the operations safety of this kind of equipment.
c) In both cases, the applicant must submit the appropriate psycho-physical aptitude certificate
issued by the General Directorate of Protection and Preventive Medicine in Transportation and
pay the rights for authorization issuance according with the valid Federal Rights Law.

C.3.2. Validity

The authorization for the RPAS operation will be valid for 3 years as from the issuance date.
The General Directorate of Civil Aviation does not authorize the RPAS operation in closed
spaces.

C.3.3. Suspension

The Aeronautical Authority will suspend at any time the Authorization for the RPAS operation in the
cases below:

a) In the event of irresponsible operation, putting at risk ground and/or air third parties safety,
performing negligent, reckless or intentional maneuvers that cause or may cause accidents or
serious incidents.
b) Due to verification of an activity related to RPAS operation associated with crimes defined by a
court.
c) At applicant’s request.
To suspend the RPAS operation authorization, as well as filing an appeal under the revision-
administrative jurisdiction, will be subject to the established in the Federal Law of Administrative
Procedure, without prejudice to legal or civil sanctions applicable.

C.4.- ANY APPLICANT INTERESTED IN OBTAINING THE RPAS PILOT AUTHORIZATION AND/OR
LICENSE HAVING ALREADY SOME KIND OF MANNED AIRCRAFT PILOT LICENSE, MUST:

a) Submit a written application as per the set forth in article 15 of the Federal Law of Administrative
Procedure attaching a copy of the aforementioned license. (For private licenses, the Mexican
nationality must be reliably proven, submitting an official identification such as passport or identity
card).

C.4

b) b) To have the flight hours that are required done at an instruction center authorized by the
aviation authority according to numeral C.2 paragraph j, or C.3 paragraph j, from this memo.
c) c) To take and pass a flight exam at an instruction center authorized by the aviation authority. The
exam must last one hour, upon request; it must be monitored by an authorized instructor and
endorsed by an inspector previously chosen by the Aviation Authority.
d) d) To have a psychophysical certificate, current within the next 90 days from the expedition date;
endorsed by the Dirección General de Protección y Medicina Preventiva en el Transporte
(General Directorate of Protection and Preventive Medicine Transportation).
e) e) Government fees receipt for training leave, exam and issuing of authorization or license
according to the Federal law of Rights.
C.5 THE APPLICANT MUST VALIDATE THE RPAS PILOT LICENSE OR AUTHORIZATION MUST
COMPLY THE FOLLOWING WITH THE AERONAUTICAL AUTHORITY:

a) Write by hand a Request form in compliance with article 15 of the Federal Public Administration.

b) For authorization matter, the applicant must take a theoretical and practical workshop within of
authorization period of validation in a civil aviation authority training courses therein contained.

For a license matter, the applicant must take a yearly theoretical and practical workshop which must have
corresponded to the all abilities register into the license.

c) Psycho-physical aptitude certificate validate within the following 90 days after the register issued by
General Directorate of Protection and Preventive Medicine Transportation.

d) A flight logbook that have a record of 2 hours minimum in the last two months within of authorization
period of validation or 6 hours in the las semester.

e) An invoice of payment of fees that requires in agreement of federal rights law;

f) The license or authorization must be validated within 30 working days previous the expiration date.

C.6 THE APPLICANT MUST RECOVER THE RPAS PILOT LICENSE OR AUTHORIZATION MUST
COMPLY THE FOLLOWING WITH THE AERONAUTICAL AUTHORITY:

C.6.1 Authorization recovery

a) Take a theoretical and practical workshop an Authorized Training Center, The workshop must cover
25hrs of theoretical,5hrs practical and a hour of test previous request form of the exam, must be applied
by an Authorized Instructor and be endorsed by an Inspector assigned by the Aeronautical Authority.

b) Psycho-physical aptitude certificate validate within the following 90 days after the register issued by
General Directorate of Protection and Preventive Medicine Transportation.

c) An invoice of payment of fees that requires in agreement of federal rights law.

C.6.2 License Recovery

a) Take a theoretical-practical course at an authorized instruction center. 100 hours of theory, 15 hours
practice and one hour of exam upon request; it must be monitored by an authorized instructor and
endorsed by an inspector previously chosen by the Aviation Authority.

b) To have a psychophysical certificate, current within the next 90 days from the expedition date;
endorsed by the Dirección General de Protección y Medicina Preventiva en el Transporte (General
Directorate of Protection and Preventive Medicine Transportation).

c) Government fees receipt for training leave, according to the Federal law of Rights.

C.7. REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN PERMISSION TO PERFORM NIGHTTIME OPERATIONS IN THE


RPAS PILOT’S AUTHORIZATION.

a) Written application according to article 15 of the Federal law of Administrative Procedures, explaining
the reason to perform nighttime operations and specifying what activities are going to take place.
b) Government fees receipt, according to the Federal law of Rights.

c) A Copy of the pilot’s current authorization or RPA license.

d) Certify to have passed an instruction course for nighttime operations according to the RPAS Type. The
course must be previously authorized by the Aviation Authority.

e) The nighttime operation must be approved by the DINC.

f) The course must include:

1. Theoretical instruction knowledge.


2. At least 2 hours of dual instruction on a RPA with an authorized instructor.
3. At least 3 hours of nighttime flight on a RPA.
APPENDIX D
CONTENT OF THE APPROVAL PLAN
D.1 The approval plan is an original document in process to approval, and used by the applicant and
Aeronautical authority like a verification check list and compliance official register. The applicant must
prepare an authorization plan and establish the content in agreement of Engineer directorate, regulations
and certification ( Dirección de Ingenieria, Normas y Certificación).

D.2 The approval plan must include the following:

a) Itemization details of the regulations of certification (Design and fabrication standards)

b) Identification of the standards sections of the voluntary compliance.

c) The compliance methods proposed for each article (test, analysis, inspection or a combination of those
or find an equivalent level for security)

d) All the tests that will be carrying out and the flight tests.

e) The confirm reports that will be added.

f) Personnel in charge of the compliance and results;

g) The interaction between the Engineer directorate, regulations and certification ( Dirección de
Ingenieria, Normas y Certificación) and the applicant in the results of the ground and flight test.

h) The project scheduled, including the focal points with the final approbation.
APPENDIX E
PRE-FLIGHT INSPECCION AND PREVIOUS ACTION FOR RPAS OPERATION

E.1 Before the flight the RPAS pilot must:

a) Evaluate the operation environment, bearing in mind the risk for people and assets in the surroundings,
on air and ground. This evaluation must include:

1. Local weather conditions;


2. Local air space and flight restrictions;
3. Location of people and assets on ground; and,
4. Other risks on ground.
b) Make sure that all people involved in the RPAS operation get an informative session including
operation conditions, emergency and contingency procedures, duties & responsibilities and possible
risks:
c) Make sure that all links between ground control station and RPAS are working properly; and
d) Make sure that there is enough power to operate the RPAS during the planned operation time and
sometime after that at least for 5 more minutes.

E.2. All person involved in the RPAS operation must perform the tasks assigned by the RPAS
pilot.
APPENDIX “F”
CONTENT GUIDE FOR RPAS OPERATION MANUAL

The table below provides a guide of areas and details the operator must be aware of regarding the
operation manual, including all the necessary information and instructions so the person responsible of
operating the RPAS performs such duties in a safely and effective manner. The guide may be adjusted,
as needed, to each operator and to the RPAS characteristics.

Section Title Guidance


Section A
Introduction
1 Content List of manual’s content
2 Introductory presentation, including the Include compliance statement with any
type of operations to be performed. approval and it is required that the instructions
contained in the manual be understood by all
staff involved in the operation.
3 Definitions Include any definition or common acronym, if
necessary.
4 Control of revision and amendments To ensure that the operations manual stays
processes. valid and that prior versions are not used. The
amendments are to be submitted to the
Aeronautical Authority for approval. Including
the revision number and elaboration date in
the cover of such manual is required.
Organization
5 Organization structure and Must include an organization chart and a brief
management lines. description.
6 Crew. As appropriate, for instance, RPAS pilot.
7 RPAS pilot duties and responsibilities. Must include duties and responsibilities as set
in this Mandatory Memo.
8 Ground staff duties and responsibilities. Operators can ask for ground staff to help with
the aircraft operation. Must include a
description of duties and responsibilities.
9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System A complete technical description can be
(RPAS) technical description, including included in this section or as an appendix.
model and serial number, engines, helix
and control station.
10 Operation area Geographical reach, etc., such as operation
areas, for example, populated areas, territorial
boundaries, roads, etc.
11 Operation limitations and conditions Maximum and minimum operation conditions
in compliance with the established in this
Mandatory Memo.
Operational control
12 RPAS operations supervision A description of any system used to supervise
the RPAS pilot operations.

13 Accidents prevention and flight safety Include any requirement for reports.
program.
14 Crew arrangement Procedure of crew arrangement depending on
type of operation, complexity, aircraft type, etc.
15 Operation of multiple RPAS Any limitation considered as appropriate for
amounts and types or RPAS the pilot can
operate if appropriate.
16 Qualification requirement Explain any of the qualifications, experience or
necessary training for the pilot or crew support
for RPAS types and staff duties.
17 Crew psycho-physical aptitudes The small RPAS pilot must have a certificate
of good health issued by a Government Health
Institution.
The big RPAS pilot must have a certificate of
psycho-physical aptitude applicable for private
pilot.
18 Logbook The logbook must contain the established in
Appendix H of this Mandatory Memo.
Section B
Operation procedures
1 Flight planning/preparation
1.1 Decision of tasks proposed and
feasibility
1.2 Operation sites and its assessment a) Type of air space and specific provisions
(controlled Air Space);
b) Other aircrafts operations (local aerodromes
or operation sites)
c) Risks associated with industrial sites or
activities such as target practices with
firearms, gas vents, high intensity emissions of
radio transmissions.
d) Local laws;
e) Obstructions (cables, posts, buildings, etc.)
f) Extraordinary restrictions such as
segregated air space surrounding prisons or
similar, nuclear establishments (appropriate
permit is required).
g) Residential and recreational areas;
h) Access to public;
i) Permit to land;
j) Probable operation site and alternate sites;
k) Weather conditions for planned flight.

Using the information available, for example,


aeronautical charts.
1.3 Risk Analysis Identification of hazards, risk analysis,
mitigation procedures.
1.4 Communications Contact numbers of other RPAS operating
locally.
1.5 Pre-notice If the flight is performed within the aerodrome
traffic area, or nearby any aerodrome or
aircrafts operation sites, contact information
must be obtained and such must be notified of
flight/operation plan before takeoff.
It is necessary to inform/notify the local police
about the flight/operation plan in order to avoid
interruptions or problems with public.
1.6 Site permit Documents of permit confirmation issued by
the landowner.
1.7 Weather Methods to obtain the weather report.
Consider the RPAS limitations.
1.8 RPAS preparation and usefulness Pre-use of verifications and maintenance.
2 On site procedures and pre-flight
verifications
2.1 Site assessment Visual verification of operation area and risks
and hazards identification
2.2 Selection of operation area and Size, shape, surroundings, surface, slope.
alternate area A landing area for an automatic return to the
beginning point must be identified and cleared
up.
2.3 Crew information meeting To revise tasks, responsibilities, emergencies,
duties, etc.
2.4 Cordon procedure Adhesion to separation criterion
2.5 Communications With air traffic authorities or control tower
and/or local authorities (police, civil protection,
municipal authorities).
2.6 Weather check-ups Operation limitations and considerations
2.7 Resupply Batteries or fuel change and recharge
2.8 Landing equipment Equipment security and recovery system
2.9 RPAS assemble preparation and According with manufacturer instructions.
correction
2.10 RPAS and equipment pre-flight Comply with the set forth in Appendix “E” of
verifications this Mandatory Memo.
3 Flight procedures These procedures must cover everything
necessary for the flight, including safety issues
3.1 Start
3.2 Takeoff
3.3 During the flight
3.4 Landing
3.5 Shutoff
4 Emergency procedures
4.1 Control system appropriate for the Consider all the events that can provoke
RPAS failures or cause the RPAS flight to end.
Safety of radio-control links and provisions for
flight ending in the event of failure of any
critical system will have to be considered.
4.2 Fire Risks and precautionary measures must be
considered as relevant due to type of power
and/or fuel used by the RPAS.
4.3 Accidents Considerations, responses.
4.4 Loss of data link control
Section C
Training
1 Details of operator training program Training and verification requirements for
pilots/observers as defined by the operator for
initial training, update and study lesson plans
conversion.
Section D
Appendices
1 Copy of Operation Authorization issued This provides an immediate reference of
by the Aeronautical Authority. (Once operation conditions under which the
this authorization is issued). operations are performed.
2 Other documents As needed.

APPENDIX “G”

SECURITY AERONAUTICAL STUDY AND RISK MANAGEMENT

G.1 Risk evaluation in RPA operations

In RPA operations, operators have to make and aeronautical study in security and risk management, in
order to value the security level of the type of operation that will be carry out, it means, the risk status
(tolerable, non-tolerable or acceptable) it is, and the risk mitigate measures that should be adopted to
make the risk level acceptable.

So, an analysis process, evaluation and risk mitigate measure process must be written, that provides the
following, including without limitation:

a) Develop and maintain a formal process to the risk management that ensures the recognition, analysis,
evaluation, elimination or mitigation and control of the risk even in an acceptable level:
b) The risks of the results of any identified danger must be analyzed in terms of probability and
occurrence severity and evaluated by its tolerance.
c) The RPA operator will define the operational security controls to be used by every risk evaluated as
tolerable, such as mitigating actions that allow the development of the activity within an acceptable risk
level all the time.

G.2 The Evaluation system must consider: Means, Environment and People.

a) Flight zone facilities


b) Obstacles
c) Aircraft performance and equipment features
d) Takeoff and landing tracks to avoid barriers
e) Flight procedures
f) Communication and overflight zone
g) Data transmission “Link” of command and control
h) Training and empowerment
i) Pilots
j) On ground operational security person
G.3 Risk assessment

For the risk assessment, the Aeronautical authority consider acceptable that the RPAS operator use the
methodology set out in the Official Mexican Regulation NOM-064-SCT3-2012, that determine the
operational security management system specifications (SMS: Safety Management System) published on
January 07th, 2013 in the Official Journal of the Federation.

The operator can show to the Aeronautical Authority an alternative method of compliance of the security
aeronautical study and risk management to the RPA operations, whereby ensures and proved clearly, the
risks generated by the operations, and the actions that eliminates or mitigates them in an acceptable
level.

APPENDIX “H”
H.1 General Information

a) Nationality mark and Aircraft identification (Just Big RPAS)


b) Aircraft model and markings
c) Date
d) Name of Operation manager
e) The logbook must be numbered and have an original and several copies, for the actualization registers
and maintenance and operational areas. The copies must be the same format and should have the same
information than the original differentiated by colors.

H.2 Register the Operational Criteria’s, inconsistency or operational incident.

a) Full name of RPAS Pilot.


b) Full name of RPAS supervisor (If any).
c) Point of origin
d) Point of destination
e) Time of departure
f) Time of arrival
g) Flight timing
h) Type of operation (Visual Line Of Sight operations), Beyond Visual Line Of
Sight operations, VFR Operation and IFR Operation
i) Pilot Signature
j) Refueling, Fuel storage(If any)
k) Battery life during flight (If any)
l) Defect o failure Number

H.3 Maintenance registers

a) Defect o failure Number


b) Defect o failure of aircrafts components/parts or system.
c) Pilot Name, signature and date of registration the failure.
d) Include the maintenance actions, inspections, scheduled maintenance services, delay task
according to minimum equipment list (If any).
e) Name and signature of maintenance personnel and the date carry out the actions maintenance.
f) A list of components/removable or installed parts that includes the unit name, part number and
the serial number (If any).

H.4 Register of Internal combustion engine (If any)


a) Oil charge to engine.

APPENDIX “I”
AERODROMES

I.1 The following list of aerodromes takes part to the section AD-2 of PIA. The
aerodromes coordinate are indicated in the following list. All RPAS piloted in the existing
area between the 5 NM and the radius of 10 NM in the surroundings of the aerodromes
must have a maximum altitude of 100mts.

Aerodrome The General Directorate of Civil Aerodrome coordinate


Aviation Code
Acapulco ACA 16°45’25.5512” N, 099°45’13.7525” W
Aguascalientes AGU 21°42’19.5512” N, 102°19’04.4297” W
Cancún CUN 21°02’33.87” N, 086°52’23.52” W
Chihuahua CUU 28°42’08.38” N, 105°57’46.67” W
Ciudad del Carmen CME 18°39’07.0717” N, 091°47’58.3557” W
Ciudad Juarez CJS 31°38’10.8961” N, 106°25’43.5439” W
Ciudad Obregon CEN 27°23’34.9637” N, 109°50’00.1824” W
Ciudad Victoria CVM 23°42’12.35” N, 098°57’23.20” W
Cozumel CZM 20°31’19.43” N, 086°55’45.40” W
Culiacan CUL 24°45’54.2156” N, 107°28’30.5471” W
Guadalajara GDL 20°31’18.61” N, 103°18’40.12” W
Guaymas GYM 27°58’09.5689” N, 110°55’25.3820” W
Hermosillo HMO 29°05’43.96” N, 111°03’07.44” W
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo ZIH 17°36’05.84” N, 101°27’37.98” W
La Paz LAP 24°04’21.8895” N, 110°21’45.1500” W
Leon BJX 20°59’35.9033” N, 101°28’51.4721” W
Los Mochis LMM 25°41’09.9202” N, 109°04’52.3225” W
Manzanillo ZLO 19°08’41.15” N, 104°33’30.51” W
Matamoros MAM 25°46’15.02” N, 097°31’26.06” W
Mazatlan MZT 23°09’41.3446” N, 106°15’52.4196” W
Merida MID 20°55’48.09” N, 089°38’43.90” W
Mexico MEX 19°26’11.027” N, 099°04’19.098” W
Mexicali MXL 32°37’50.4875” N, 115°14’30.8811” W
Monterrey MTY 25°46’33.09” N, 100°06’25” W
Morelia MLM 19°50’59.53” N, 101°01’31.35” W
Nuevo Laredo NLD 27°26’36.1139” N, 099°34’11.7097” W
Oaxaca OAX 16°59’54.9148” N, 096°43’33.7459” W
Puebla PBC 19°09’29.2995” N, 098°22’17.4080” W
Puerto Vallarta PVR 20°40’48.2614” N, 105°15’15.1228” W
Queretaro QRO 20°37’02.5485” N, 100°11’08.3827” W
Reynosa REX 26°00’30.9102” N, 098°13’41.6969” W
Saltillo SLW 25°32’46.01” N, 100°55’47.32” W

Aerodrome The General Directorate of Civil Aerodrome coordinate


Aviation Code
San José del Cabo SJC 23°09’07.46” N, 109°43’14.69” W
San Luis Potosí SLP 22°15’15.3422” N, 100°55’50.7378” W
Tampico TAM 22°17’23.3587” N, 097°51’51.8921” W
Tapachula TAP 14°47’39.6641” N, 092°22’11.8888” W
Tijuana TIJ 32°32’27.8059” N, 116°58’11.8547” W
Toluca TOL 19°20’13.5067” N, 099°33’57.7269” W
Torreón TRC 25°33’50.27” N, 103°24’30.27” W
Tuxtla Gutierrez TGZ 16°33’42.5578” N, 93°01’33.8931” W
Veracruz VER 19°08’35.64” N, 096°11’20.87” W
Villahermosa VSA 17°59’49.2607” N, 92°48’53.3329” W
° ’ ” N, ° ’ ” W

I.2 The following list of aerodromes takes part to the section AD-2 of PIA. The
aerodromes coordinate are indicated in the following list.

Aerodrome The General Directorate of Civil Aerodrome coordinate


Aviation Code
Apatzingán AZG 19°06’ N, 102°22’ W
Atizapán JJC 19°34’29.34” N, 099°17’20.10” W
Bahías de Huatulco HUX 15°46’31.1832” N, 096°15’45.1993” W
Cabo San Lucas CSL 22°56’53.9654” N, 109°56’17.9732” W
Campeche CPE 19°49’00.5003” N, 090°30’01.1090” W
Celaya CYW 20°33’ N, 100°54’ W
Ciudad Constitución CCB 25°03’30” N, 111°36’30” W
Colima CLQ 19°16’37.26” N, 103°34’39.36” W
Cuernavaca CVJ 18°50’04.2388” N, 099°15’41.7307” W
Chetumal CTM 18°30’16.6918” N, 088°19’36.4694” W
Chichen Itzá CZA 20°38’28.8234” N, 088°26’46.3809” W
Del Norte ADN 25°51’56.18” N, 100°14’13.96” W
Durango DGO 24°07’33” N, 104°31’38.8606” W
Ensenada ESE 31°47’41” N, 116°36’03” W
Guerrero Negro GRN 28°01’36.84” N, 114°01’20.33” W
Jalapa JAL 19°28’30.2015”N, 096°47’51.0259” W
Lázaro Cárdenas LZC 18°00’06” N, 102°13’13” W
Loreto LTO 25°59’23.5632” N, 111°20’49.0876” W
Minatitlán MTT 18°05’12.0335” N, 094°34’50.2134” W
Monclova LOV 26°57’19.80” N, 101°28’15.74” W
Nogales NOG 21°13’35” N, 110°58’36” W
Nuevo Casas Grandes NCG 30°24’ N, 107°53’ W
Pachuca PCA 20°04’25” N, 098°47’00” W
Palenque PQM 17°31’58.8556” N, 092°00’56.1249” W
Piedras Negras PDS 28°37’38.5322” N, 100°32’03.8607” W
Poza Rica PAZ 20°36’07.54” N, 097°27’38.14” W
Puerto Cortes PTC 24°29’ N, 111°50’ W
Puerto Escondido PXM 15°52’36.9009” N, 097°05’20.7001” W
Puerto Peñasco PPE 31°21’03.24” N, 113°18’00.90” W
Punta Colorada PCO 23°34’ N, 109°32’ W
Punta Pescadero PPC 23°47’53” N, 109°42’20” W
San Felipe SFH 30°55’53” N, 114°48’32” W
Tamuín TSL 22°02’18.54” N, 098°48’28.61” W
Tehuacán TCN 18°30’00” N, 97°25’00” W
Tepic TPQ 21°25’09” N, 104°50’33.2310” W
Terán TGM 16°44’23.9261” N, 093°10’23.6463” W
Uruapan UPN 19°23’47.23” N, 102°02’19.99” W
Zacatecas ZCL 22°53’50.6227” N, 102°41’08.7722” W
Zamora ZMM 20°02’40” N, 102°16’32” W
APPENDIX “J”
REGISTER OF RPAS MARKETED IN MEXICO
J.1. RPAS’ traders in the United States of Mexico must fill the following form, for each RPAS with more than
250 g of MTOW (Maximum Take Off Weight) sold. This information must be registered on SCT/DGAC website.

Trader’s information:

Name: ___________________________________________________________________________

Address:

Street: _________________________________________

Neighborhood: __________________________ Municipality: __________________________

State: __________________________ Zip Code: _________________

Branch Office: ____________________________________________________________________

Address:

Street: _________________________________________

Neighborhood: __________________________ Municipality: __________________________

State: __________________________ Zip Code: _________________

RPAS Information:

Manufacturer: ______________________ Model: ______________________

Serial Number: __________________________________ Fabrication Year: _________________


Usage: Private Recreational Private Non Commercial Commercial

Receipt no. : __________________________ Selling Date (MM/DD/YYYY): ____________________

Take-off Maximum Weight: _____________________________________

Buyer Information (Adult Natural Person):

Name: _______________________________________________________

Name (s) Last Name

Nationality: ________________________ Birth Date (MM/DD/YYYY): __________________________

Address:

Street: _________________________________________

Neighborhood: __________________________ Municipality: __________________________

State: __________________________ Zip Code: _________________

Phone: __________________ Cellphone: _______________________

Mail: _______________________________________

Buyer Information (Legal Entity):

Corporate or Business Name: ____________________________________

Address:

Street: _________________________________________

Neighborhood: __________________________ Municipality: __________________________

State: __________________________ Zip Code: _________________

Contact Phone: __________________

Mail: _______________________________________

Approbation, acceptance, terms and conditions for the protection and spreading of personal information details
notification

All the personal information details collected will be protected, incorporated and treated in the RPAS Electronic
Registration of the Mexican Aeronautic Registration, in accordance with the General Law of Transparency and
Access to the Public Information; Federal Law of Transparency and Access to the Public Information, and
Guidelines for the Protection of Personal Information Details; and in addition applicable laws, in order to
guarantee the protection and transmission of the given personal information details through this electronic
registration, whose main idea is to allow the access of your information details, as well as adopting the
necessary measures to guarantee the integrity, confidentiality, confidentiality and the availability of the
personal information details, the transmission of any personal information detail is not contemplated, excepting
the transmissions expected in the applicable legislation, for this reason you are being informed that your
personal information details could be spread in case of being required to the referring legal system equity.
Likewise, you
accept under protest to say the truth and aware of the difficulties in which people incur to declare with falseness
in front of a authority different of the judicial, in the terms of the stated for the article 247, fraction I of the
Federal Criminal Code, that the information established in the present request is reliable and the documents
appended are authentic.
Finally, you are informed that you could exercise your right of access, rectification, cancelation and opposition,
as well as the revocation of the consent in the Mexican Aeronautic Registration that relies on the General
Direction of the Civil Aeronautic, located in Blvd. Aldolfo Lopez Mateos 1990, Los Alpes, Alvaro Obregon, ZIP
Code: 01010 Mexico City, Mexico. Telephone 57 23 93 00 (Ext. 18113, 18111, 18115).

I have read the terms and conditions of the consent, acceptation, terms and conditions notification to the
protection and spreading of personal information details.

Name: _______________________________________________________

Name (s) Last Name

APPENDIX “K”
REGISTER OF RPAS FOR OWNERS
K.1. RPAS’ owner must fill the following form for each RPAS with more than 250 g of MTOW (Maximum Take
Off Weight) to operate it in Mexican air space, if it is different to the registered as buyer. Before operating it, this
information must be registered on SCT/DGAC website.

RPAS Information:

Manufacturer: ______________________ Model: ______________________

Serial Number: __________________________________ Fabrication Year: ___________________

Usage: Private Recreational Private Non Commercial Commercial

Take-off Maximum Weight: _____________________________________

Receipt no. : __________________________ Other: _____________________________________

Selling Date (MM/DD/YYYY): ____________________ Cost: _______________________________

Buyer Information (Adult Natural Person):

Name: _______________________________________________________

Name (s) Last Name

Nationality: ________________________ Birth Date (MM/DD/YYYY): __________________________

Address:

Street: _________________________________________
Neighborhood: __________________________ Municipality: __________________________

State: __________________________ Zip Code: _________________

Phone: __________________ Cellphone: _______________________

Mail: _______________________________________

Buyer Information (Legal Entity):

Corporate or Business Name: ____________________________________

Address:

Street: _________________________________________

Neighborhood: __________________________ Municipality: __________________________

State: __________________________ Zip Code: _________________

Contact Phone: __________________

Mail: _______________________________________

Approbation, acceptance, terms and conditions for the protection and spreading of personal information details
notification

All the personal information details collected will be protected, incorporated and treated in the RPAS Electronic
Registration of the Mexican Aeronautic Registration, in accordance with the General Law of Transparency and
Access to the Public Information; Federal Law of Transparency and Access to the Public Information, and
Guidelines for the Protection of Personal Information Details; and in addition applicable laws, in order to
guarantee the protection and transmission of the given personal information details through this electronic
registration, whose main idea is to allow the access of your information details, as well as adopting the
necessary measures to guarantee the integrity, confidentiality, confidentiality and the availability of the
personal information details, the transmission of any personal information detail is not contemplated, excepting
the transmissions expected in the applicable legislation, for this reason you are being informed that your
personal information details could be spread in case of being required to the referring legal system equity.
Likewise, you
accept under protest to say the truth and aware of the difficulties in which people incur to declare with falseness
in front of a authority different of the judicial, in the terms of the stated for the article 247, fraction I of the
Federal Criminal Code, that the information established in the present request is reliable and the documents
appended are authentic.
Finally, you are informed that you could exercise your right of access, rectification, cancelation and opposition,
as well as the revocation of the consent in the Mexican Aeronautic Registration that relies on the General
Direction of the Civil Aeronautic, located in Blvd. Aldolfo Lopez Mateos 1990, Los Alpes, Alvaro Obregon, ZIP
Code: 01010 Mexico City, Mexico. Telephone 57 23 93 00 (Ext. 18113, 18111, 18115).

I have read the terms and conditions of the consent, acceptation, terms and conditions notification to the
protection and spreading of personal information details.

Name: _______________________________________________________

Name (s) Last Name


APPENDIX “L”
CONTACT POINTS

L.1. INEGI:

Subdirector de Gestión, Control y Diseminación de Datos de Protección Remota.


Ing. José Arturo Sánchez Monterrubio.
Tel. (449) 910-5300 Ext. 1446
Arturo.monterrubio@inegi.org.mx

Jefe de Departamento de Documentación de Servicios.


Ing. Jorge Perales Romo.
Tel. (449) 910-5300 Ext. 1435
jorge.perales@inegi.org.mx

Enlace
Mrs. Adriana Alejandra Domínguez Rodríguez
Tel. (55) 5278-1030
adriana.dominguez@inegi.org.mx

L.2 Oficinas del Servicio de Información de Vuelo SENEAM:

In the following link you can find the telephone numbers of Oficinas del Servicio de Información de
Vuelo SENEAM,

http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/3-servicios/33informacion-fpl/

L.3 Airport directory.

In the Following link you can find relevant information about airport directory:
http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronatica-civil/1-quienes-somos/15-
aeropuertos-talleres-normas-y certificaciones/aeropuertos/directiorio/

APPENDIX “M”

DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS

M.1. The following definitions and abbreviations are considered to conduct this Mandatory Memo:

a) Aircraft Accessory: Instrument, mechanism, equipment, part, or component, including


communication equipment which is used as operation auxiliary or aircraft control and that is not of
the structure, engine or airscrew basic design.
b) Accident: All events related to the use of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft that occur at the moment
the aircraft is ready to take off and at the moment of landing when its main propulsion system is
off and where:
1. Any person suffers serious or deadly injuries due to contact with the Remotely Piloted
Aircraft or its accessories or
2. Any private property that results damaged, or
3. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft disappears or cannot access to it.
c) Aircraft: Any vehicle capable of transit with autonomy in the air space carrying persons, cargo or
mail.
d) Unmanned aircraft: An aircraft without a human pilot aboard.
e) Airworthiness: It is the measure of an aircraft's suitability for safe flight following the certificate of
type regulations.
f) Aerostat: Any aircraft that gains its lift through its buoyancy.
g) Attitude: The orientation of an aircraft with respect to the horizon.
h) Latitude: Vertical distance between a level or object and the sea level.
i) Height: Vertical distance between the RPA and the floor.
j) Type certificate: Document that approves and justify the RPAS design and that these are
approved according to the airworthiness regulations after testing them on land, air and confirming
they have no unsafe characteristics.
k) Aviation Authority: Secretariat of communications and transportations through the General
Department of Civil aviation.
l) Civil Aviation Authority: Regulatory body from a foreign country in terms of aeronautics.
m) Service Bulletin: Document released by the aircraft manufacturer or accessory where the
operator or owner is informed about the program additional operational and maintenance actions
which can be obligatory or optional modifications with the purpose of improving the aircraft
operation.
n) Payload: Device or equipment carried by the RPAS, not necessarily for the flight but carried to
achieve the flight specific objectives.
o) Certification: Procedure that ensures that a product, process, system or service follows the
guidelines, standards or recommendations from the organizations dedicated to the national and
international normalization; laws, regulations or rules.
p) Airworthiness Certificate: Official document that certifies that the aircraft has the satisfactory
technical conditions for flight operations.
q) Registration Certificate: Document that identifies and determines the aircraft’s nationality.
r) Counselling Memo: Publication that informs any procedure related to the technical-
administrative areas from the Aviation Authorities; it isn’t urgent or obligatory.
s) Obligatory Memo: Publication that notifies to those involved any specification, requirement or
procedure requested by the Aviation Authorities; it is obligatory.
t) Commercial: When an RPA is used for profit.
u) Trader: Enterprise that markets an existent/manufactured product/service.
v) Component: Any part, combination of parts, sub-assembly or units that perform any specific
function for the system operation.
w) ATC: Air Traffic Control.
x) Airworthiness Directive: Obligatory Compliance Document issued by the Government Agency
or certified organization responsible of the certification of aircrafts, motors, helixes, and
components that have had insecure conditions and could develop or exist in other items from the
same type/design, in which the inspections, conditions and specifications in which they could still
operate, are described.
y) Aerospace: It’s a part of the Earth’s atmosphere, both ground and water, controlled by any
country in particular. There are 4 types of aerospace: Controlled, non-controlled, special use
aerospace and others.
z) Control Station: Cellphone, tablet, PC, device or console used by the RPAS pilot to manipulate
the aircraft’s flight control.

aa) RPAS’ Manufacturer: The one that manufacture/elaborate RPAS.


bb) FOD: Foreign Object Damage
cc) Unmanned Free Balloon: Unmanned aerostat propelled by non-mechanical means on free
flight.
dd) RPAS Importer: The one that imports RPAS from one country to another.
ee) Incident: Any occurrence related to the RPA use that doesn’t become an accident or affects the
operations security.
ff) Technical Information: All the information required to the aeronautical activity about design,
manufacturing, assembled, maintenance, training and operation.
gg) Installation: Site with the necessary means to take up a professional or leisure activity.
hh) Logbook: Official document in the control center in which the most important operational
parameters register are carried out, maintenance, failure recorded, before and on flight, actions
taken on the matter and aircraft timing.
ii) Maintenance: Any action or combination of inspection actions, fixing, alteration or failure
corrections of the aircraft, component and accessories.
jj) Crew member: personnel in charge of essential functions to the aircraft operation during the
flight time.
kk) Nautical Miles (NM): Nautical Miles
ll) NOTAM (Aerial Notice): A notice distributed by means of telecommunication containing
information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility,
service, procedure or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned
with flight operation.
am) OACI: (ICAO) International Organization Civil Aviation.
an) RPAS Observer: A trained and competent person designated by the operator who, by visual
observation of the remotely piloted aircraft assists the remote pilot in the safe conduct of the
flight. This includes, but not limited to: avoiding any kind of possible traffic, clouds, obstacles and
land.
ao) Visual line Operation (VLOS): An operation in which the pilot of RPAS must be able to see the
RPA during the flight in order to know, the location, attitude, height and direction, the existence of
any other air traffic or danger to determine that the RPA is not jeopardizing the integrity, life or
property of others.
ap) RPAS Operator: Legal or natural person that is the owner or holder of an RPAS.
aq) PIA (API): Aeronautical Information Publication
ar) MTOW: Maximum take-off weight of the aircraft
as) RPAS Pilot: A person charged by the operator with duties essential to the operation of a
remotely piloted aircraft and who manipulates the flight controls, as appropriate, during flight time.
at) Aeronautical Technical Personnel: A person with license issued by the Aeronautical Authority
that performs its duties based on the capacities and faculties recognized in the license itself.
au) Private non-commercial: use given to the RPA for the execution of nonprofit aerial task
av) Private recreational: Use given to the RPA for recreational purpose, for nonprofits.
aw) RPA (Remotely Piloted Aircraf): Aircraft piloted by a “remote pilot”, license/authorization holder
(if apply), based in a control station located out of the aircraft (it means, in land, ship, another
aircraft, in the space), who do the monitoring in all time and can respond to the ATC issued
instructions, with communication by link voice or data accordingly to the airspace or the
operation, and have the responsibility of the aircraft safe driving during all the flight.
ax) RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System): it is a Remotely piloted aircraft, its associated
remote pilot station(s), the required command and control links and any other components as
specified in the type design.
ay) Secretary: The Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT).
az) SENEAM (Navigation Services for Mexican Airspace): Supplier of the services related to the
air traffic in the Mexican Republic.
ba) Air traffic Service: Locution applied, in accordance, to the flight information services, alerting
services, air traffic advisory services and ATC services (area, approach and aerodrome control
services).
bb) Aerial Task: Activity performed by a RPA, such as fumigation, building, inspection and aerial
surveillance, aerial photography, aerial topography, flight training practices performed by the
training an development or preparation centers, search and rescue, among others.
bc) Authorization holder: Legal or natural person whom such faculty expressed of perform any
activity contemplated in the Civil Aviation Law, airports law, and all other legal provisions, is given
by the Aeronautical Authority, provided that such faculty do not be granted by concession or
authorization.
bd) Unit subject to verification: Legal or natural person with concessional terms, licensor, aerial
operator or Authorization holder, subject to a verification check planned by the Civil Aviation Law,
Airports Law, General Communications Law and all other legal provisions.
be) UA (Unmanned Aircraft): The unmanned aerial vehicle.
bf) UAS (unmanned Aircraft System): The system of the Unmanned aircraft
bg) Verification: Visual confirmation to prove by sample, measure, lab test, or documentation test
performed to evaluate the compliance at any given time.
bh) VFR: Visual Flight rules