US FAA's decision to downgrade Israel's aviation safety standard to Category 2 (ATWOnline, Dec. 22) marked a "black day for Israeli aviation," El Al COO and Acting CEO Lior Yavor said, according to Israeli press reports. "We at El Al expect the Israeli government and the Knesset to take full responsibility for this serious decision, and to immediately and fully share in the costs accruing to Israeli airlines as a result, including the financing of security, which the government promised ...

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