Jorge Alva is an expert on business aviation operations and ensuring maintenance of global standards, safety and compliance at the ground support level throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2011, he has served as Regional Director of Operations, Latin America and Caribbean, for Universal Aviation. Prior to his current role, Jorge, who has been with Universal Aviation since 1999, served as Operations Manager for Universal Aviation Mexico – Toluca. Jorge’s experience also includes 18 years as a flight engineer, where he accumulated more than 8,000 flight hours. Jorge has a mechanical engineering degree from Universidad Iberoamericana and a graduate degree in business strategy and development from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Jorge can be reached at email@example.com.
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For U.S. and many other nationals access to Mexico is straight-forward and easy. However, there are considerations to be mindful of in clearing customs, immigration and customs (CIQ) as procedures and requirements can vary airport to airport…
The good news for general aviation (GA) operators heading to popular Mexican resort destinations during peak travel season is that availability of parking, crew accommodations and comprehensive support services are the best they’ve been…
High season for general aviation (GA) operations to Mexican resort destinations is mid-November through the end of April. While airport infrastructure and ground handling support are of high standards at these destinations there are considerations to be mindful of…
On September 14, Hurricane Odile made landfall in Los Cabos, Mexico, causing significant damage throughout Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Authorities and businesses have been working consistently over the past two months to repair […]
With the implementation of Mandatory Circular CO SA-02/14 R1 in Mexico, be aware that local airport comandantes are still in the process of understanding the new regulatory changes, approved on June 18, 2014. Because of this, it’s best to anticipate possible operating delays […]
On June 18, 2014 regulatory changes went into effect which significantly increases flexibility for many foreign registered general aviation (GA) operators traveling to Mexico. As of this date it’s now once again allowable for foreign-registered private non-revenue operators that […]
For business aircraft operators traveling to Mexico, attention should be given to planning for hotels, security, and navigating local culture. From the hotel perspective, Mexico offers good crew accommodation options throughout the country. Best practice […]
The landing permit process for Mexico varies from straightforward to complex, depending on the type of operation. While private non-revenue permits do not involve complex procedures, it’s recommended that you work with a well-experienced 3rd-party provider for all Mexico permit applications […]
When operating a business aircraft to Mexico, it’s important to plan in advance for fuel, and security, and other mission-critical services you will need for a successful trip […]
While full ground handler services and credit are available throughout Mexico for business aircraft operators, it’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler in advance. For any special or non-standard requests, be sure to provide additional lead time […]
Many airports in Mexico have curfews and overtime restrictions that should be taken into consideration when planning your next business aviation trip. It’s always best to coordinate with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler to confirm airport procedures prior to any operation to Mexico.