AI regains safety audit certificate
Air India today regained the safety audit certification of the IATA it had failed in February.india Updated: May 17, 2006 12:33 IST
Air India on Friday regained the safety audit certification of the IATA it had failed in February, claiming that the highest standards of safety were being followed by it.
"We have got back the IOSA certification after international auditors carried out audits and cleared us," Air India CMD K Thulasidass said in New Delhi.
The safety audit of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), called International Operations Safety Audit (IOSA), is the benchmark for global safety management in airlines and is a globally-recognised evaluation system designed to asses the operational management and control systems of an airline.
By 2007, all IATA members will need to have successfully undergone the IOSA audit in order to achieve or maintain their IATA membership.
Thulasidass said IATA chief Giovanni Bisignani "conveyed to me personally that Air India has been reinstated in the IOSA regime. He also regretted the delay in doing so".