WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Kenya now complies with international aviation safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating.
The rating means the east African nation's civil aviation authority meets International Civil Aviation Organization standards. With the designation, Kenyan air carriers able to secure the requisite U.S. Transportation Department authority can establish service to the United States and carry the code of U.S. carriers. The United States has not previously assessed whether Kenya met the standards. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)