Air Malta gets major industry certificate
Date: Friday, 13 June 2014
Ref: 056-2014 EN
Air Malta has recently renewed its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration following a comprehensive audit carried out by a foreign IATA-approved Audit Organisation. IOSA is an internationally recognised evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.
The audit covers all the airline’s operational departments namely: Organisation and Management System, Flight Operations, Operational Control and Flight Dispatch, Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance, Cabin Operations, Ground Handling Operations, Cargo Operations and Security Management. Each department is audited for the required documented policy and procedures, as well as the correct implementation.
IOSA is consequently the benchmark for global safety management in airlines. All IATA members are registered and must remain registered in order to maintain IATA membership.
On presentation of the registration certificate, Louis Giordimaina, Air Malta CEO and Accountable Manager said: “This registration renewal is testament to Air Malta’s relentless work and dedication and especially in its experienced human resources.”
“I thank all the staff for their unrelenting efforts, which clearly manifested itself during this year’s renewal audit. This audit is in line with the airline’s Safety, Security and Compliance Policy of ‘providing our customers and employees with the highest level of safety, security and compliance achievable within our working environment, whilst striving for continual improvement’. With our Safety Management System (SMS) which was introduced recently, the airline has updated and improved its proactive handling of airline safety related matters,” added Mr Giordimaina.
From the top three airlines operating to Malta International Airport in 2013, which collectively carried 80% of all passengers to Malta, Air Malta is the only airline on the IOSA registry.
Picture shows Air Malta’s Chief Executive Officer, Louis Giordimaina, being presented with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration by Captain Robin J. Zammit, Air Malta’s Head of Safety & Compliance.