FAA downgrades Costa Rica to Category 2 as country ‘does not comply with ICAO safety standards’

    US FAA reassessed (13-May-2019) Costa Rica‘s compliance with ICAO safety standards and downgraded the country to an International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 2 rating, arguing: “Costa Rica does not comply with ICAO safety standards”. With a Category 2 rating, Costa Rica’s carriers can continue existing service to the US but will not be granted permission for new services. [more – original PR]