Venezuela's threat to restrict flights by US airlines into the country appears to have been successful, as the US FAA raised the nation's safety rating to Category 1, meaning it complies with ICAO standards. US aviation officials conducted a safety audit and inspections last month after the South American country agreed to postpone until April 25 its ban on all operations conducted by Continental Airlines and Delta Air Lines and some American Airlines flights (ATWOnline, March 31). Venezuela ...

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