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Offline Johnnie F.

FAA downgrades Thailand over aviation safety concerns
« on: December 04, 2015, 10:07:39 PM »
Fliers heading to Thailand may have fresh cause for concern after the country's airlines were hit with restrictions by U.S. aviation authorities.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that it was downgrading Thailand's aviation safety rating to Category 2 because the country did not comply with international standards.

The decision means Thai airlines will be banned from opening new routes to the United States or expanding existing ones.

While none currently operate direct routes to the U.S., the FAA's downgrades are often matched by other global aviation authorities, raising the prospect of restrictions on routes to Europe or East Asia.

Shares in several Thai airlines fell following the news.

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Re: FAA downgrades Thailand over aviation safety concerns
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 04:24:44 AM »
Yes JF I've seen reports that the European Authorities are on the case too.
Not opening new routes or expanding existing ones is a pretty mild sanction but a serious dent in the pride of course.
I hope the Th. Authorities get it fixed soon. FAA and others just have Passenger Safety in mind.
 

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Re: FAA downgrades Thailand over aviation safety concerns
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 11:35:24 AM »
They say the .......... 

COUNTRY NEEDS OVER 80 SPECIALISTS TO DO SAFETY INSPECTION WORK

A FAST-TRACK recruitment of foreign aviation experts will be completed within a month so they can help Thai-registered aircraft meet international standards.

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Re: FAA downgrades Thailand over aviation safety concerns
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015, 12:25:42 PM »
Apparently the EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency have decided NOT to downgrade the safety of Thailand's airlines BUT will be closely monitoring Thailand's progress in the areas identified by the FAA.
A welcome breathing space for Thailand and let's hope they can get it sorted soon !
 

 



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