By Anshel Pfeffer, March 5, 2009
The head of Israel's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has insisted that flying to Israel remains safe, despite international criticism over the state of its air traffic control and aviation infrastructure.
However, CAA head Giora Romm admitted: "Our problem is that we don't conform to the international standards in documentation and bureaucratic procedures and these things have to be addressed.
"At the same time, the level of safety incidents and near-misses is not higher in Israel than elsewhere."
Senior transportation officials have blamed lack of government funding for l