The federal government agreed this Friday with the unions that represent the former workers of Mexicana de Aviación the purchase of the Mexican brand and other assets.
In a meeting with the Pilots Union Association Aviators (ASPA), the Aviation Flight Attendants Union Association (ASSA), the National Union of Transport, Transformation, Aviation, Services and Similar Workers (SNTTTASS) and the Association of Retirees, Workers and Former Workers of the Mexican Aviation (AJTEAM) on the Secretary of Laborthis sale was agreed.
What did the federal government buy?
In total, the federal government, through the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) acquired the Mexicana de Aviación brand, which includes other sub-brands; a building in Guadalajara; a flat on Balderas street in Mexico City; the training center that is in front of the International Airport of Mexico City and a flight simulator. The government will pay 815 million pesos for these assets.
José Alonso Torres, ASPA Press Secretary, commented that the agreement was signed at 1:00 p.m. this Friday and next Monday the unions will go to the Board Federal Conciliation and Arbitration to withdraw the lawsuits filed regarding the lack of liquidation of the workers of the extinct airline.
After the lawsuits are dropped, the federal government will indicate the date it will deliver the money, Torres explained.
The intention of the federal government is to create an airline run by retired elements of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), so now they will be able to use these assets left by Mexicana.
Mexican Aviation stopped operating in 2010 due to mismanagement by its own ownerGastón Azcárraga, who left the country after the bankruptcy of the airline.
Still The maintenance center remains to be sold and aircraft repair, known as MRO, but because it is part of the bankruptcy estate of the commercial bankruptcy in which the airline is located, it has not yet been able to be sold.
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