HANOI, 30 January 2015: Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) and Boeing recently signed a Memorandum of Collaboration to support Vietnam to gain category 1 approval by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The Memorandum of Collaboration was signed in Hanoi, Monday, by representatives from the CAAV and Boeing, with Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong and the US ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius also attended.
Boeing Southeast Asia president, Ralph Boyce, told local media that Boeing is pleased to continue supporting the CAAV’s goal of FAA Category 1 approval.
Under the agreement, Boeing will help CAAV work through the Corrective Action Plan and assist in facilitating the appropriate training for CAVV personnel. Once the FAA Category 1 status is achieved, Vietnamese-based commercial airlines can offer direct passenger and cargo service between Vietnam and the US.
US Ambassador, Ted Osius, was quoted as saying that the ultimate goal of this collaboration was to help Vietnam achieve the regulatory and safety standard required for its commercial airlines to operate direct flights between Vietnam and the US.