Thailand’s aviation authorities must address more oversight concerns before the FAA will agree to restore the country’s safety rating. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said the FAA has identified 26 defects that must be resolved for the US agency to upgrade Thailand’s safety rating to Category 1. The upgrade is required for Thai carriers to begin flights to the US or codeshare with US airlines. According to a CAAT statement, the FAA sent an audit team ...

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