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US Downgrades Thai Air Safety Rating

Civil aviation officials in the United States have ruled Thailand does not comply with international safety standards.

Following warnings earlier this year and inspections last month, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration this evening announced it had demoted Thailand to “Category 2,” which will prevent Thai airlines from adding any new services in the United States.

Category 2 is assigned to nations which “lacks laws or regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with minimum international standards” or is “deficient in one or more areas, such as technical expertise, trained personnel, record-keeping, or inspection procedures,” according to an FAA announcement.

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