Air Niugini Receives International Safety Certificate
Air Niugini has successfully passed the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) once again, which now gives the airline validation for the next two years.
From July 8 to 12, Air Niugini was subject to an IOSA Renewal Audit, conducted by Aviation Compliance Solutions (ACS), an audit organisation, accredited by IATA. IOSA seeks to ensure that airlines are compliant with safety requirements and recommended practices determined by IATA.
The IOSA Program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.
It enables airlines including Air Niugini to review its safety processes using a worldwide standard that has become the single internationally-accepted safety and security audit process for airlines.
Air Niugini’s Managing Director, Alan Milne said this achievement provides continued assurance that Air Niugini meets world class safety and security standards when measured against IATA’s global benchmark.
“At Air Niugini, safety is always our highest priority. It is expressed in everything we do and we are pleased to be one of the few airlines audited under the IOSA program in 2007, and we remain very proud of maintaining that safety record yet again in 2019.” Milne said
Under IOSA, accredited auditors assess Air Niugini’s operational management and control systems, including the areas of corporate organization and management, flight operations, operational control, flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, aircraft ground handling, cargo operations and operational security.
Air Niugini General Manager for Quality, Safety, Risk and Audit Sandeep Tyagi said, “Air Niugini is the only operator in PNG with IOSA certificate. IOSA certificate is one of the prerequisites for codeshare agreements with other international operators.”
Safety continues to be a paramount importance in the operations of Air Niugini, which strives to deliver safe, reliable, cost effective air services whilst exceeding the expectations of its customers and stakeholders.