FAA Returns To Thailand For Safety Inspections

Inspectors from the FAA are in Thailand to evaluate progress made in aviation safety standards after it told the country to address shortcomings or face a downgrade.

Inspectors from the FAA are in Thailand to evaluate progress made in aviation safety standards after it told the country to address shortcomings or face a downgrade.

The regulator’s team will carry out a three-day inspection after it gave Thai authorities 65 days in July to take corrective measures to address what is described as “critical omissions” in its commercial aviation safety standards.

Should Thailand’s standards not meet FAA requirements, the country faces being downgraded from category 1 to category 2 status, while its carriers could also face a ban on flying to the US.

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