"This is a positive development for the Indian aviation sector. We thank the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and all related government agencies for their continuous efforts towards enhancing India's aviation safety systems," Jet Airways said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, after a meeting with Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju here, announced that the safety was upgraded to category 1 following India meeting the requirement under the international oversight standards of the Chicago Convention and the annexes thereto.
Immediately after the FAA had downgraded the DGCA safety ranking to category 2 in January last year, the US-based United Airlines had suspended a marketing agreement with Jet Airways.
The downgrade had also barred domestic carriers from starting new services to the US and also entering into any code-sharing agreement with US carriers.
Code-sharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless transport to multiple destinations where it has no presence.

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