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U.S. downgrades India aviation rating, hits Air India, Jet

By Devidutta Tripathy NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have downgraded India's aviation safety rating, citing a lack of safety oversight, meaning Indian carriers cannot increase flights to the United States and face extra checks for existing ones. The Indian government said it expected to resolve by March all concerns raised by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), including appointing an adequate number of flight operation inspectors, and would approach the U.S. regulator for a review of its decision.

India regrets downgrading of aviation safety ranking

Indian Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh expressed surprise Friday at the U.S. aviation regulator's decision to downgrade India's aviation safety ranking from Category 1 to Category 2, calling it "very disappointing," according to the Press Trust of India. With a Category 2 rating by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, India's carriers can continue existing service to the United States, but will not be allowed to establish new services to the country.

India regrets downgrading of aviation safety ranking

Indian Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh expressed surprise Friday at the U.S. aviation regulator's decision to downgrade India's aviation safety ranking from Category 1 to Category 2, calling it "very disappointing," according to the Press Trust of India. With a Category 2 rating by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, India's carriers can continue existing service to the United States, but will not be allowed to establish new services to the country.

India 'disappointed' after US downgrades air safety ranking

US aviation authorities have downgraded India's safety ranking in a "disappointing" and "surprising" move that will hit air links between the countries, India's aviation minister said Friday. The US Federal Aviation Administration downgraded India after conducting an audit last year of the country's aviation regulator that found 31 issues of safety concern, a ministry statement said.

India 'disappointed' after US downgrades air safety ranking

US aviation authorities have downgraded India's safety ranking in a "disappointing" and "surprising" move that will hit air links between the countries, India's aviation minister said Friday. The US Federal Aviation Administration downgraded India after conducting an audit last year of the country's aviation regulator that found 31 issues of safety concern, a ministry statement said.

U.S. downgrades India aviation rating, hits Air India, Jet

By Devidutta Tripathy NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have downgraded India's aviation safety rating, citing a lack of safety oversight, meaning Indian carriers cannot increase flights to the United States and face extra checks for existing ones. The Indian government said it expected to resolve by March all concerns raised by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), including appointing an adequate number of flight operation inspectors, and would approach the U.S. regulator for a review of its decision.

India 'disappointed' after US downgrades air safety ranking

US aviation authorities have downgraded India's safety ranking in a "disappointing" and "surprising" move that will hit air links between the countries, India's aviation minister said Friday. The US Federal Aviation Administration downgraded India after conducting an audit last year of India's aviation regulator that found 31 areas of concern, a statement said. The areas of concern include better recruitment and training of professional and technical staff for India's aviation regulator, responsible for the safety of the country's airlines, the statement.

India 'disappointed' after US downgrades air safety ranking

US aviation authorities have downgraded India's safety ranking in a "disappointing" and "surprising" move that will hit air links between the countries, India's aviation minister said Friday. The US Federal Aviation Administration downgraded India after conducting an audit last year of India's aviation regulator that found 31 areas of concern, a statement said. The areas of concern include better recruitment and training of professional and technical staff for India's aviation regulator, responsible for the safety of the country's airlines.

U.S. regulators to order Boeing 767 safety checks: WSJ

(Reuters) - U.S. aviation regulators plan to order safety checks of more than 400 Boeing Co <BA.N> 767 jets because of movable tail sections that may jam and possibly cause some pilots to lose control of the aircraft, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Sunday. An order by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), set for publication in Monday's Federal register, calls for beefed up inspections of a flight control mechanism, known as an "elevator," which helps planes climb and descend, the business daily reported.

Air travel fatalities hit lowest ever in 2013

Travelling by airplane has never been safer, the EU's European Aviation Safety Agency said on Wednesday. "Worldwide fatal accidents involving large commercial air transport airplanes were lower in 2013 than any other year in the last decade, with 17 accidents, compared with a yearly average of 27," the agency said. In line with the drop in crashes, fatalities also plummeted last year with only 224 killed in plane accidents worldwide compared with a yearly average of 703 between 2003 and 2012.
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