Log in
Log in
Or log in with
GoogleGoogle
Twitter Twitter
Facebook Facebook
Apple Apple     
Sign up
Or log in with
GoogleGoogle
Twitter Twitter
Facebook Facebook
Apple Apple     
  1. Homepage
  2. Equities
  3. Mexico
  4. Mexican Stock Exchange
  5. Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V.
  6. News
  7. Summary
    AEROMEX *   MX01AE010005

GRUPO AEROMÉXICO, S.A.B. DE C.V.

(AEROMEX *)
End-of-day quote Mexican Stock Exchange  -  2022-12-18
167.00 MXN   -1.76%
01/11Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. Reports Traffic Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended December 2022
CI
2022France's Vinci to invest $820 million in Mexico airport, governor says
RE
2022Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. De C.V. Reports Traffic Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended November 2022
CI
SummaryQuotesChartsNewsRatingsCalendarCompanyFunds 
SummaryMost relevantAll NewsAnalyst Reco.Other languagesPress ReleasesOfficial PublicationsSector newsMarketScreener Strategies

Mexican airline Volaris fires pilot who recorded near-crash

08/26/2022 | 05:37pm EST
FILE PHOTO: A Volaris airplane prepares to land on the airstrip at Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican airline Volaris fired a pilot who filmed two of the carrier's planes nearly crashing at Mexico City's international airport in May, as the pilot broke airline rules by using a phone when she was not allowed to, Volaris said on Friday.

The pilot, Libertad Salmeron, acknowledged in interviews that she broke the "sterile cabin" guidelines, but insisted she had asked her superior for permission to record the video and warned the pilots involved in the near-crash that the runway at Benito Juarez International Airport was occupied.

The video, which Salmeron said she recorded as she was waiting on one runway to take off, shows a Volaris plane coming close to landing on top of another plane.

"Volaris ended its working relationship with First Official Salmeron for not guaranteeing the fulfillment of sterile cabin procedures and the... care of our clients," the airline said in a statement.

Sterile cabin procedures apply to anything below 10,000 feet, said independent aviation analyst Jose Suarez. Pilots are only allowed to focus on the task at hand to limit distractions, he said.

However, Suarez added the rule is frequently broken, noting Salmeron had her plane's brakes in place, meaning she posed no risk.

Volaris "is looking for a reason to justify the firing of this pilot," Suarez said. "Yes, there's the issue of 'sterile cabin,' but the real question is, is that really why she lost her job?"

Pilots union ASPA, which represents workers at rival airline Aeromexico, said in a statement it was "worried" about Salmeron's firing and that she had subsequently joined the union.

Aeromexico declined to confirm whether Salmeron had since joined the company.

(Reporting by Kylie Madry; Editing by Josie Kao)


© Reuters 2022
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
CONTROLADORA VUELA COMPAÑÍA DE AVIACIÓN, S.A.B. DE C.V. -2.63% 20.75 End-of-day quote.27.22%
All news about GRUPO AEROMÉXICO, S.A.B. DE C.V.
01/11Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. Reports Traffic Results for the Month and Year to Date..
CI
2022France's Vinci to invest $820 million in Mexico airport, governor says
RE
2022Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. De C.V. Reports Traffic Results for the Month and Year to Date..
CI
2022U.S. says six airlines issue $622 million in refunds
RE
2022U.S. says six airlines issue $622 million in refunds, pay $7.25 million in fines
RE
2022Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. De C.V. Reports Traffic Results for the Month and Year to Date..
CI
2022Mexican carrier Aeromexico expands routes to Europe, Asia
RE
2022Aeromexico expands its global network to italy, japan, and spain
GL
2022Mexican carrier Volaris banking on Mexico regaining Category 1 rating by 2023
RE
2022Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. Reports Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nin..
CI
More news
Analyst Recommendations on GRUPO AEROMÉXICO, S.A.B. DE C.V.
More recommendations
Chart GRUPO AEROMÉXICO, S.A.B. DE C.V.
Duration : Period :
Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. Technical Analysis Chart | MarketScreener
Full-screen chart
Managers and Directors
Andrés Conesa Labastida Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Ricardo Javier Sánchez Baker Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Francisco Javier de Arrigunaga Gómez del Campo Chairman
James W. Sarvis Chief Operations Officer & Executive VP
Claudia Angélica Cervantes Muñoz Senior Vice President-Legal Affairs & Compliance
Sector and Competitors