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CAAB to get ICAO safety standards

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Staff Reporter :
Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) will receive 'International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Certificate' in recognition of its implementing 75 per cent of progress in optimising safety standards.
The achievement crossed the global average of 60 per cent making a 15 per cent additional significant progress in optimising safety standards in Bangladesh,
 a CAAB release said on Monday.
The ICAO conducted a validation mission in Bangladesh in September 2017.
This achievement will boost the aviation sector. Moreover, this will also facilitate Bangladesh to operate direct flight in between USA and Bangladesh in the near future which is a pledge of the government.
Bangladesh will be evaluated through two more Technical Reviews by FAA teams before the final assessment for attaining a Category 1 status is made.
A Category 1 rating by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) means that the state Civil Aviation Authority complies with ICAO standards.
In 2012, CAAB was assessed as Category 2 rating by the FAA under the International Aviation Safety Assessment programme (IASA).
The purpose of the IASA programme is to ensure that all foreign air carriers operating to and from the United States are properly licensed and with an appropriate safety oversight provided by a competent Civil Aviation Authority of the state pursuant to ICAO safety standards.
The FAA conducted a Technical Review of the Safety Oversight provided by CAAB in February 2018.
In its report, FAA has highlighted Bangladesh's effort as: "Bangladesh has taken significant steps towards developing and implementing an effective safety oversight system that meets ICAO requirements."
The report adds, "The CAAB is to be commended for its continued commitment to the necessary corrective actions toward providing and sustaining an effective safety oversight system."

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