FAA Upgrades Indonesia’s Safety Rating
The FAA has upgraded Indonesia’s to a category 1 safety rating, clearing the way for the country’s airlines to operate flights to the US for the first time in nine years.
Announced on Monday (August 15), the FAA said the decision to up the rating, meaning Indonesia now complies with ICAO standards, was based on a March 2016 assessment of the safety oversight provided by its Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
The regulator downgraded Indonesia’s rating in April 2007 to category 2 following concerns that it was “no longer overseeing the safety of its airlines in accordance with international standards.”
While under a Category 2 rating, the country either lacked laws or regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with minimum international standards, or its civil aviation authority fell short in areas such as technical expertise, trained personnel, record-keeping, or inspection procedures.