Antigua Getting Help To Regain Category 1 Rating

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The Minister of Aviation says it is getting assistance from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to place the nation’s and the region’s rating back to a Category 1 status.

The countries of the East Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority were downgraded to a Category 2, on May 8, 2020.

The government says every effort is being made to ensure that the OECS states—all members of ECCAA—are returned to a Category 1.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it had downgraded the safety rating for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), a move that means carriers from those island nations cannot start new service.

The “Category 2” rating covers Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, as well as St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The FAA said the group did not comply with international safety standards.

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  1. Editor…this has nothing to do with Antigua alone. Plus this won’t be an overnight process

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