JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

FAA to launch aviation safety assessment for non-stop Vietnam-US flight

FAA to launch aviation safety assessment for non-stop Vietnam-US flight

Wednesday, August 08, 2018, 10:30 GMT+7

Officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are expected to be in Vietnam on August 13 to determine whether the Southeast Asian country is able to establish a direct service to the States.

In mid-January, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) suggested that the FAA evaluate whether Vietnam meets international safety standards under the agency’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program.

It took the Southeast Asian country nearly seven months to receive an official reply from the U.S. aviation agency, according to the CAAV.

Outcomes of this assessment is crucial for Vietnam to be granted a Category 1 rating, which would mean Vietnam’s civil aviation authority satisfies International Civil Aviation Organization standards, rather than FAA regulations.

This also implies Vietnamese carriers that are capable of securing the prerequisite FAA permission can operate in the United States and carry the code of U.S. carriers.

A leader from the CAAV said it is uncertain that the agency can receive the Category 1 rating, although it has solved major, systemic problems in creating an effective aviation safety oversight system as per International Civil Aviation Organization standards.

Duong Tri Thanh, general director of Vietnam’s national carrier Vietnam Airlines, said the company is completely able to fulfill conditions on aircraft, personnel and resources to run direct flights between Vietnam and the United States, as long as the Vietnamese aviation authority can obtain the rating.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Latest news