US aviation authority downgrades Malaysia's air safety rating

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US aviation authority downgrades Malaysia's air safety rating

Kuala Lumpur (Agencies): The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has downgraded Malaysia’s air safety rating.


The FAA’s safety rating is based on a country’s aviation oversight regime and is an assessment of the country’s civil aviation authority.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia and the FAA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Malaysia’s transport ministry did not have an immediate comment.

Malaysia has been downgraded to Category 2, said the sources, who did not want to be identified as they were not authorized to speak to the media.

A US government official said the FAA would make an official announcement on Tuesday.