FAA has singled out the civil aviation authorities of Germany and Italy for having too few operational safety inspectors, according to industry officials involved in aviation safety and a senior European Union official. There is no threat of the FAA downgrading these two nations to Category 2 in its International Aviation Safety Assessments program, but the U.S. agency expects Europe to fix the problem promptly, says the official. Germany has already responded by going on a recruitment drive ...

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