International Civil Aviation Organization has certified Bangladesh achieving 77.46 percent effective implementation of aviation safety standard compliance.
ICAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations which codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh has termed the achievement extraordinary for the country's aviation sector, which the country earned for the first time in its history," a top official of CAAB told The Daily Star.
The ICAO conducted an audit on September 19-26 and came up with the results in terms of safety standard.
A six-member ICAO team conducted the audit on Bangladesh, said a CAAB release.
In 2012, Bangladesh achieved 50.8 percent effective implementation status of safety standard compliance through ICAO Coordination Validation Mission.
The auditors looked into eight specific issues like primary aviation legislation, organisation, personal licencing, operations, airworthiness, aircraft accident investigation and air navigation services, added the release.
The government thinks through Bangladesh's acceptability in operating aviation sector will see a big boost this achievement, CAAB Public Relations Officer AKM Rezaul Karim said.
The ICAO recognition will also help Biman operate direct flight in between the USA and Bangladesh, said CAAB officials.