Thailand Calls For FAA Talks After Downgrade

The deputy prime minister of Thailand Prawit Wongsuwon has called for a meeting with representatives from 41 Thai-based airlines after the FAA downgraded its airline safety standards rating.

The deputy prime minister of Thailand Prawit Wongsuwon has called for a meeting with representatives from 41 Thai-based airlines after the FAA downgraded its airline safety standards rating.

The meeting, to be held this week, will focus on aviation safety standards and will also see the discussion of a time frame for Thailand to become re-certified.

Last Tuesday, the FAA officially downgraded Thailand’s safety rating from Category I to Category II after deciding the country hadn’t complied with the minimum international standards.

As part of the downgrade, Thai carriers will be prevented from opening new routes to the US.

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