HC Deb 26 March 1996 vol 274 c542W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 8 March 1996,Official Report, column 397, if he will list the countries whose aircraft are listed by the Federal Aviation Administration as being unsafe to fly into the United States of America. [21377]

Mr. Norris

The Federal Aviation Administration is carrying out an international aviation safety assessment programme of foreign countries' aviation safety regulatory procedures, as a result of which they have listed countries in various categories according to the FAA's judgment of how fully the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation are being met. The assessments do not relate to individual aircraft or airlines.

Details of this programme, the precise meaning and effect of the categories used and the latest country listings should be sought from the FAA office at the United States of America embassy in London.