U.S. FAA downgrades Malaysia’s air safety rating

FILE PHOTO: Tail of AirAsia X plane as seen at the Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia in Tangerang, Indonesia, September 20, 2017. Picture taken September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday downgraded Malaysia’s air safety rating, restricting the country’s airlines from adding new flights to the United States. The FAA’s safety rating is based on Malaysia’s aviation oversight regime and is an assessment of the country’s civil aviation authority. Reuters reported the downgrade earlier […]

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