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Here's how to check if your airline fulfils aviation safety standards

Governing bodies in the US and the EU publish their evaluations of airlines, often by country, and provide resources for fliers when determining if their carrier is on a safety blacklist

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A Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang which went missing 13 minutes after take-off has crashed into the sea | Photo: Twitter@ANI

Elaine Glusac | NYT
Before Lion Air Flight 610 crashed near Jakarta this week, apparently killing all 189 passengers and crew onboard, the Indonesian airline had been banned from flying in European Union airspace between 2007 and 2016. It and all Indonesian carriers had been banned from United States airspace for nine years until 2016. Aviation authorities in both the United States and the European Union based their evaluations on national standards of safety for Indonesian carriers compared to international standards. And both bodies said the country had cleared those hurdles.

Governing bodies in the United States and the European Union publish their evaluations of

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First Published: Oct 30 2018 | 11:52 AM IST

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