The Israeli Civil Aviation Authority staff made last week a first presentation to the US team of progress in fixing the deficiencies
A team from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began last week the first stage of the audit of Israel's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), with a view to restoring Israel to its highest air safety rating.
On 20.12.2008 US Federal Aviation Authority FAA downgrades the Safety Category of Israel from 1 to the less safe Category 2, meaning no additional services from Israel to the US.
The FAA found deficiencies in terms of safety oversight of the governmental institutions providing a less safe environment for civilian air traffic in the country. Following the downgrade, CAA director-general Giora Romm set up an administration to coordinate all activity directed towards restoring Israel to Category 1.
The CAA staff made last week a first presentation to the US team of progress in fixing the deficiencies, in accordance with a work program agreed between the CAA and FAA.