US grants PH aviation upgrade

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The Philippines regained its much-coveted Category 1 rating from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on April 11. This means Philippine carriers can add flights and service to the US and carry the code of US carriers – ending a 6-year wait. In 2008, the FAA downgraded its safety rating to Category 2 due to “significant concerns” over the Philippines’ ability to meet international safety standards.

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