India has been downgraded to Category 2 under FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, losing the Category 1 status for aviation safety oversight it has held since August 1997. This means airlines from India that already operate to the US can continue to operate existing services, but are not permitted to establish new services to the US. IASA categorizations are based on assessment of a country’s civil aviation authority.  A Category 2 rating means a ...

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