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Thailand’s aviation sector gets downgrade from FAA

Thai officials on Wednesday acknowledged weaknesses that caused the United States to downgrade the safety rating of the country's aviation industry, saying its growth outpaced the ability of regulators to keep up.


December 7, 2015
By CBS News

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday downgraded Thailand to a “category 2” rating, which means its civil aviation authority is deficient in one or more critical areas or that the country lacks laws and regulations needed to oversee airlines in line with international standards.

“Thailand does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards,” the FAA statement said. It audited Thailand’s civil aviation authority in July as part of its role in ensuring airlines that fly to the United States meet international standards. | READ MORE