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Mexican aviation authorities grounded Global Air pending a safety inspection
23 May 2018

Mexican aviation authorities suspended the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of Global Air, the airline involved in the recent fatal accident at Havana, Cuba.

The Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) reported that they have initiated a safety inspection of Aerolíneas Damojh, S.A. de C.V., doing business as Global Air, after a Boeing 737-200 of the airline was involved in the May 18 crash at Havana, Cuba, in which 111 occupants died.

A decision was made to ground the airline as of May 21, as the inspection commenced.

Operations of the airline were suspended once before. Inspections following an incident on November 4, 2010 revealed safety shortcomings. These resulted in the suspension of the AOC from November 11 until December 18, 2010. The suspension was lifted when all issues had been rectified by the airline.