Qatar Airways was again recognised for its outstanding safety performance record at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Safety and Flight Operations Conference 2018, held in Montreal this week. The airline was the first to complete the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Programme in 2003, doing so voluntarily and achieving 100% compliance, before the safety programme became mandatory for all IATA member airlines.
In a fitting tribute to the 15-year anniversary of the IOSA programme, IATA used the conference as the ideal opportunity to emphasise the programme’s importance by presenting the Special Recognition Award to Qatar Airways, the inaugural IOSA programme airline.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President for Group Safety and Security, Ashish Jain, said they remain committed to the ideals that IATA promotes in the aviation industry. It is vital that IOSA is universally embraced as the global benchmark, aviation safety and security compliance standard.
The IOSA programme was introduced to enable airlines to review their safety processes using a worldwide standard that has become the single internationally-accepted safety and security audit process for airlines. Under IOSA, accredited auditors assess an airline’s operational management and control systems, including the areas of corporate organisation and management, flight operations, operational control, flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, aircraft ground handling, cargo operations and operational security.
Qatar Airways serves an extensive global route map of more than 150 destinations, with plans to add a host of new and exciting business and leisure destinations throughout 2018 and 2019.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest-growing airlines operating one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the world. The airline’s modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flies to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
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