AeroExpo 2018

AeroExpo 2018 - Toluca, Mexico

AeroExpo 2018, the 15th International Aviation Trade Show & Convention, is scheduled for April 19th - 21st, 2018.
 
During the previous AeroExpo Annual Meeting, the new Board of Directors was appointed and the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), CTA Miguel Peláez Lira, came in as Commissioner. Peláez Lira reiterated his support and participation in AeroExpo 2018, which in response to the request of the majority of attendees, will be held again in Toluca, Estado de México. Toluca is considered the capital of Mexican executive aviation.
 
It was also reported that the Government of the Estado de México enthusiastically supported the return of AeroExpo and has reserved a new and modern Convention Center for the event. The venue is located directly opposite the International Airport and boasts all of the necessary facilities to guarantee the success of this traditional civil aviation event. The anticipated success of AeroExpo's return is already reflected in the show's excellent sales results. 90% of the available exhibition space was reserved more than three months in advance of the show's start date. In anticipation of this increased demand, plans are being made to further expand the available space.

Security Details

Drug cartel-related violence remains to be one of Mexico's most significant concerns. While drug cartel violence does not usually directly target foreign travelers, collateral risks have increased significantly throughout the country. Heavily armed self-defense groups formed in the states of Michoacan and Guerrero, have clashed with cartels and security forces. General crime is a significant concern for travelers to Mexico. The types of crimes commonly encountered, however, vary widely in different areas of the country. Kidnapping for ransom is a serious concern throughout Mexico. Highway robberies, carjacking and poor infrastructure affect transportation in Mexico as well. Protests have the potential to disrupt transportation, especially in major cities. There is a risk of isolated confrontations between police officers and protesters. Rampant corruption among all levels of government and the business community is a concern for foreign travelers and businesses in Mexico.
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Permit Requirements

Private flights require a landing permit called INTERNACION UNICA or INTERNACION ENTRADAS MULTIPLES, which can be obtained upon arrival by emailing your local ground handler or FBO the following documents prior to your trip:
 
Aircraft
  • Airworthiness Certificate
  • Registration Certificate
  • Insurance Policy Worldwide Coverage (preferably issued by a Mexican Insurance Company)
Crew
  • Licenses & Medicals

 

Landing permission is required for charter flights and can be obtained within a few working days. 

Visa Requirements

USA, Canada, and European Economic Area (EEA) citizens do not require a visa to enter Mexico. Some nationalities do require visas, so please check requirements if you are not a citizen of the aforementioned countries. A valid travel document (e.g. passport) is required from all visitors. 

Hotel Accommodations

Toluca and surrounding areas provide a large selection of quality hotel accommodations. It is good to remember that during AeroExpo there will be a busy period in Toluca which may affect hotel availability. It is recommended that visitors make reservations as early as possible in order to guarantee the best hotel selection. 

Airport/Ground Handling Considerations - Toluca International Airport (MMTO)

Airport Details:
  • Airport Hours: 24 Hours
  • Slot and PPR not required
  • Mostly business aviation-dedicated airport servicing both commercial and general aviation flights
 
 
Ground Handlers:
 
Toluca International Airport provides multiple choices for ground handling, depending on client preferences. The following ground handlers can accommodate your needs to the highest level.
 

Ground Transportation

Visitors to the Toluca Airport and AeroExpo should keep in mind that during this time, AeroExpo will be at Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones Toluca (EXPO) and the Aircraft Static Display will be at Toluca International Airport.

Driving time from the airport to Centro de Convenciones is 5 -10 minutes. The drive time from the Centro de Convenciones to the airport is 10 -15 minutes.

Major rental car chains are present at the main terminal of the Toluca Airport and car arrangements can be made at your convenience. Your driver’s passport, a driver's license, and credit card details are required for a car booking. 

Toluca Airport is about a two-hour drive to Mexico City Airport with rush hour traffic. 

If you prefer a regular taxi or a car with a driver, World Fuel Services' Global Trip Support Team can make arrangements with quality transportation providers.

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Visitor Information

AeroExpo is a business convention focused on the aircraft industry. Note that the event is not an air show. There is no admission for visitors under 18 years old. Exhibition hours are scheduled from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. 

 

The cost of general admission for each visitor is 200 Mexican Pesos. Tickets will be available for purchase at the AeroExpo box office. Currency in Mexico is valued at approximately one (1) US Dollar for twenty (20) Mexican Pesos.

 

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