FAA Drops Safety Rating for Barbados

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THE US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that Barbados does not comply with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on a recent assessment of Barbados’ civil aviation authority. As a result, the FAA has assigned Barbados an International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Category 2 rating. With a Category 2 rating, Barbados’ air carriers, which do not currently serve the United States, cannot establish new US service. A Category 2 rating means a country either lacks laws or regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with minimum international standards, or that its civil aviation authority is deficient in one or more areas, such as technical expertise, trained personnel, record keeping or inspection procedures. (GP)

 

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