According to a recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) statement, the Republic of Rwanda has achieved an International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Category 1 rating.
According to a statement made public by the FAA, the Category 1 classification confirms that Rwanda’s civil aviation authority complies with ICAO requirements and permits Rwandan airlines to run flights to the United States.
“Under a Category 1 rating, properly authorized Rwandan air carriers are permitted to serve the United States and enter into code-share agreements with U.S. carriers without limitation,” the FAA noted.
The FAA explained that its IASA program “focuses on a country’s ability to adhere to international aviation safety standards and recommended practices.”
“The standards are set by ICAO, the United Nations’ technical agency for aviation,” the FAA continued.