US FAA yesterday announced Nigeria has achieved a Category 1 safety rating after making improvements to meet ICAO standards. The upgrade will allow Nigerian airlines to fly their own aircraft to the US. In a statement, the agency said the “Category 1 rating is based on the results of a July FAA review of Nigeria’s civil aviation authority." Until the category upgrade, Nigerian carriers had to wet-lease aircraft from another airline with Category 1 status for US-bound ...

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