Thursday, November 1, 2012
FAA Upgrades Israel’s Aviation Safety Rating
FAA upgraded Israel’s aviation safety rating to Category 1, allowing Israeli carriers to add new flights and service to the United States and carry the code of U.S. carriers.
The upgraded rating comes following FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) review of Israel’s civil aviation authority in October. The Category 1 rating qualifies Israel as being in compliance with ICAO standards.
The agency originally downgraded Israel to a Category 2 rating in 2008. Israel's civil aviation authority worked with FAA on an action plan to bring its aviation safety oversight system to within full compliance with ICAO standards.