Mexican airline ALMA de Mexico selected Sagem Avionics’ Analysis Ground Station (AGS) to launch its Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program. Guadalajara-based ALMA operates a fleet of 10 CRJ 200s and has plans to increase its fleet to 23 regional jets by the end of 2007. FOQA is not a requirement in Mexico, however, ALMA opted to begin a program in-house, Sagem said. “We understood quickly, that with over 10 aircraft in our fleet, running our FOQA and MOQA programs in-house is much more cost effective.” said Jorge Nares, ALMA security and safety Manager. “This will also allow us to be in complete control of our data and to run our programs the way we want.” Sagem said the majority of Mexican, Central American and South American airlines have already selected the AGS or switched from their previous vendor to the AGS based on customer recommendations.