A warm welcome to Mexico!
We are pleased to announce the latest addition to the EMPIC Community, Agencia Federal de Aviación Civil (AFAC) of Mexico.
AFAC is a newly created independent Aviation Regulator, one of whose early priorities is to establish a programme for modernisation to address the findings of an IASA-FAA Audit recommending wide-ranging improvements to Aviation Regulation in Mexico. Near the top of AFAC’s list is the complete overhaul of the regulatory management system to replace numerous legacy systems that struggle to meet the needs of both regulator and those who are regulated.
AFAC completed its evaluation of the EMPIC software earlier in the year and in June reached agreement to install 30 modules covering all the basic regulatory functions.
In selecting EMPIC-EAP® the AFAC Management commented “it was important to find a solution that had proven capability and could be deployed quickly. We were impressed by the flexibility of the EMPIC system and how easily it can be configured to meet our exact needs. Also, one of AFAC’s goals for the new system named eAFAC is to support our drive for digitalisation and to become the first paperless Government Authority in Mexico: EMPIC-EAP® will help us achieve this.”
AFAC Management went on to say “Of great significance for us was the confidence we gained from adopting a system in use by so many of the world’s leading Regulators and the recognition of EMPIC-EAP® by ICAO and EASA provided yet further reassurance we had made the right decision.”
In response, Jörg Kottenbrink EMPIC’s CEO paid tribute to the professionalism of the AFAC team and looked forward to starting the implementation programme which is scheduled to take 2.5 years to complete. EMPIC will be supported during the implementation programme by its local partner who will assist with training and knowledge transfer to AFAC staff.