FAA has upgraded Indonesia’s safety rating to Category 1, clearing the way for Garuda Indonesia to launch flights to the US. The status change comes after Indonesia spent more than nine years labeled Category 2 under FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment Program. FAA downgraded Indonesia to Category 2 in April 2007, stating that the country was “no longer overseeing the safety of its airlines in accordance with international standards.” Category 2 disallows ...

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