Thailand Again Fails FAA Inspection

Old Feb 26, 19, 5:17 am
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Thailand Again Fails FAA Inspection

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Old Feb 26, 19, 6:19 am
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Nothing about "failing" in the text and status did not change...an inspection just resulted in some more issues to improve to regain highest category status
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Old Feb 26, 19, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by BinSabai View Post
Nothing about "failing" in the text and status did not change...an inspection just resulted in some more issues to improve to regain highest category status
They did indeed fail. In 26 different areas. From the article:

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), the FAA conducted an International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) technical review from February 11 to 15 to assess the country’s ability to comply with safety standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The FAA contingent, led by team leader Benjamin Garrido and four team members, identified 26 safety issues. The Thai authorities did not elaborate on the findings but said they have already begun addressing many of the shortcomings.
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Originally Posted by UAuhoh View Post
They did indeed fail. In 26 different areas. From the article:

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), the FAA conducted an International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) technical review from February 11 to 15 to assess the country’s ability to comply with safety standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The FAA contingent, led by team leader Benjamin Garrido and four team members, identified 26 safety issues. The Thai authorities did not elaborate on the findings but said they have already begun addressing many of the shortcomings.
Only thing I find surprising is just 26 areas of fail.
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Originally Posted by UAuhoh View Post
They did indeed fail. In 26 different areas. From the article:
nonsense! 26 areas to improve!
FAA by the way is not a neutral independent authority!
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Old Feb 26, 19, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by BinSabai View Post
nonsense! 26 areas to improve!
FAA by the way is not a neutral independent authority!
Twenty-six is 26 too many safety issues.

As for the FAA, are you suggesting they have an ulterior motive?
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Is this the USA FAA or some Thai government agency? If it's the former, were FAA inspectors flown in to do the inspection or are they permanently stationed in Thailand?
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Is this the USA FAA or some Thai government agency? If it's the former, were FAA inspectors flown in to do the inspection or are they permanently stationed in Thailand?
there is only one FAA and that is the USA's...however there self-concept goes beyond
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Old Feb 26, 19, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by BinSabai View Post
nonsense! 26 areas to improve!
FAA by the way is not a neutral independent authority!
26 too many & FAA is not Skytrax
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Had already been reported a while ago that Thailand failed again and it's no surprise to the industry. The local CAA just cannot make it happen.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 2:51 am
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FAA conducted its latest investigation in February 2019 and Thailand again failed badly. Twenty six findings is a huge number. After four years, Thailand CAA does not seem to be able to improve. There are only 3 other countries in category 2 (Curacao, Bangladesh, Ghana). Even Vietnam recently got moved to category 1 It will take at least a year and another inspection for a change

Besides the implication for flights to the USA, I am personally worried of Thai airlines safety standards If the FAA single out Thailand alongside the other three countries, it means that they have legitimate worries
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This is just another American exaggeration by a national body who wants to exercise its influence abroad. The ICAO red flag has been lifted for a long time, which should be enough to satisfy any significant concerns.

But of course the Americans know best....
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Originally Posted by SKT-DK View Post
This is just another American exaggeration by a national body who wants to exercise its influence abroad. The ICAO red flag has been lifted for a long time, which should be enough to satisfy any significant concerns.

But of course the Americans know best....

Well and nevertheless, if or as "Americans know best" is and remains a serious concern for the country's reputation and economy which is heavily depending on tourism
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Old Feb 27, 19, 4:30 am
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No wonder Thailand failed with the attitude shown by the Thai posters here

Thailand is not forced to submit itself for FAA inspection, it does so entirely willingly because it wants that stamp of approval (or nonstop flights to the US). The FAA is free to set whatever standards it wants in order to give that stamp of approval, it is under no obligation to be 'independent'
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Originally Posted by SKT-DK View Post
The ICAO red flag has been lifted for a long time, which should be enough to satisfy any significant concerns.
It was only lifted in 2017 and not solely because the aviation system in Thailand had improved so much, but also for other (political) reasons the ICAO has to deal with.
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