US downgrades India’s air safety rating to sub-Saharan standards

Aviation secretary Ashok Lavasa confirmed the ministry had received FAA's report but said he hasn't read it yet.In a blow to the Indian government just as it readies itself for elections, the US Federal Aviation Administration on Friday downgraded its aviation regulator’s safety rating to a category that puts it at par with sub-Saharan African countries.

FAA officials informed the DGCA about its decision on Friday morning. The downgrade will be an impediment to Indian carriers’ plans to increase flights to the US, the world’s biggest aviation market. The airlines would also will also need to c ..



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