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Keep calm: The truth about safety manuals for flights in Mexico

Before the start of any flight, the safety regulations for passengers are raised by the flight attendants. However, sometimes they go unnoticed by passengers and could make a difference in an emergency.

This Monday, which was recorded on video. After taking off from the Guadalajara airport to Los Angeles, United States, one of the engines failed, for which the pilot had to make an emergency landing.

Although passengers cannot do more than remain calm and remain in their seats with their seat belts on, in the event of, for example, a cabin depressurization or they have to occupy the emergency exits, the instructions issued before they become vital.

Some details in these indications may vary slightly depending on the type of aircraft and the airline, but these are general concepts that are used on all flights.

Each aspect of these rules is generally detailed in a manual that is located on the back of the passenger in front, so if you have not understood something or have doubts about what the cabin staff said, you can consult .

In Mexico, the requirements for the instruments, equipment, documents and manuals that must be carried on board aircraft are contemplated in the Official Mexican Standard (NOM) 012-SCT3-2012.

This and all regulations regarding safety manuals, operations, maintenance, among others, are regulated by the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (STC).

In addition, the Federal Consumer Protection Office (Profeco) points out that passengers have the right, among other things, to airlines providing them with information on operational safety measures. In addition, they must make available to travelers all the information related to the presentation of complaints or claims in each of the terminals in which they operate.

Additionally, each company has its own comprehensive security policies. in the case of Viva Aerobús, which was the last with an incident, they indicate the following:

“At Viva Aerobus we are committed to being the lowest cost, preferred, fun and profitable airline in the Americas, through the application of the best industry practices in terms of Operational Safety Management, Civil Aviation Safety, Quality, Fatigue, Health, Occupational Well-being, Environment and Cybersecurity, to reduce and maintain the risks present in our organization at acceptable levels”.

This and all airlines operating in Mexico are required to comply with current laws, regulations, standards and requirements at all levels of the organization.

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