CAAC To Evaluate Foreign Airline Safety

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is to withdraw the operating licenses of foreign carriers operating in China if they fail to meet new safety guidelines.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is to withdraw the operating licenses of foreign carriers operating in China if they fail to meet new safety guidelines.

In a statement released on Wednesday (May 20), CAAC said all 156 foreign airlines operating in China will be assessed against 34 standards, taking into account accident history, safety regulation compliance and the number of customer complaints related to safety.

Carriers will then be scored using a points system and those with low scores will be at risk of losing their operating licenses.

The new programme is a supplement to China’s CCAR-129 ruling, which was introduced in 2005 requiring foreign operators to work within its safety rules.

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