By Laura Barnes
Gulf Air has been placed on IATA's IOSA registry following completion of its safety audit.
Gulf Air has been placed on the IOSA registry following its successful completion of the IATA Operational Safety Audit. The programme aims to standardise and promote air safety practices and is accredited by the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the Federal Aviation Authority.
“This significant achievement is a result of Gulf Air’s strong and continuous commitment to the highest levels of international safety and quality standards set by IATA in all fields of aviation,” said James Hogan, president & chief executive, Gulf Air.
The audits were developed by IATA and determine the standards for safety and quality covering various areas in the airlines activities such as security, flight operations, maintenance, ground services and cargo.
The successful completion of the audit positions Gulf Air amongst the world major airlines that comply with internationally recognised safety standards, regulations and industry best practices.
The IATA audit covers airline activities in the areas of organisation and management, flight operations, cabin operations, maintenance, security, ground services, and cargo.