FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Vietnam

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 20, 2019 11:47

FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Vietnam

The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Vietnam complies with international safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating under the agency’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program.

A Category 1 rating means Vietnam’s civil aviation authority meets International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for personnel licensing, operations, and airworthiness. With the Category 1 rating, Vietnamese air carriers that are able to secure the requisite FAA and DOT authority can establish service to the United States and carry the code of U.S. carriers.

The FAA had not previously assessed Vietnam’s civil aviation authority for compliance with ICAO standards. The Category 1 status announced today is based on an August 2018 FAA assessment of the safety oversight provided by the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 20, 2019 11:47