FAA Bans Pakistan Carriers from US Amid Poor Safety Standards

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Pakistan carriers have been restricted from operating current and initiating new services to the US, and are not permitted to carry the code of US carriers on any flights.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assigned Pakistan a Category 2 rating over poor safety standards. The country “does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program”.

Under this program, the FAA evaluates the civil aviation authorities of all countries with air carriers that have applied to fly to the US, currently conduct operations to the US, or participate in code-sharing arrangements with US partner airlines.