QATAR AIRWAYS ACHIEVES 100% COMPLIANCE IN 2017 IATA AUDIT

DOHA, Qatar, Qatar Airways (QA), has achieved 100 percent compliance in the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), verifying its status as one of the world’s safest and most secure airlines.

As an industry leader in aviation safety, the airline has demonstrated a strong safety and security performance record. It was the first airline to complete the IOSA audit with 100 percent compliance in 2003, and has since completed the audit in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, achieving 100 percent compliance each year.

Not only does QA have a proven track record of active compliance with international regulatory safety and security requirements, it is consistently among the first airlines to accommodate EU, the UK and the US immigration and enhanced security requirements, such as recently qualifying to have the US ban on personal electronic devices lifted.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar al Baker said, “At Qatar Airways, safety and security are always our highest priorities. They are expressed in everything we do. We are pleased to be the first airline audited under the IOSA programme in 2003, and we remain very proud of maintaining our unblemished safety and security record yet again in 2017. This achievement provides continued assurance that Qatar Airways meets world class safety and security standards, when measured against IATA’s global benchmark. I congratulate all our staff on this achievement, which is recognition of their dedication to the safety and security of our passengers.”

The IOSA programme enables 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.

Since 2003, when the audit programme was initiated, QA has expanded its global footprint to more than 150 destinations, with plans to continue adding a host of new and exciting business and leisure destinations, throughout 2017 and 2018.-

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK