Ukraine International Airlines Antonov 148 plane

Airlines based in Ukraine are now allowed to fly to the the United States, after the Federal Aviation Authority found the country's safety standards have improved.
The Authority does not rate or rank specific airlines but assesses whether a country's aviation authorities meet standards developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Those that do not meet the standards are not allowed to operate flights to the United States.
Countries that currently fall short of those standards include Bangladesh, Montenegro, Serbia, Guyana, and Indonesia.
According to the FAA, it worked with Ukraine's civil aviation authority to ensure that its safety oversight system complies with the ICAO standards.
The FAA announced the change Friday afternoon.