AirAsia X, an affiliate of the AirAsia Group, has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the benchmark for global safety management in airlines.The airline joined IATA’s IOSA Registry on 16th April 2015.
Co-Founder and Group CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes said, “This registration is a major milestone for the AirAsia Group. We started working towards the IOSA audit process at the end of 2012 and I am excited to announce that AirAsia X is the first airline in the group to be registered. The rest of the airlines across the group, namely AirAsia Malaysia, AirAsia Thailand, AirAsia Indonesia, AirAsia Philippines, AirAsia India, AirAsia X Thailand and AirAsia X Indonesia are also in the midst of the preparation process and we are committed to getting all of our airlines through the audit process. ”
Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Co-Founder and Group CEO of AirAsia X said, “Safety is a core value that we at AirAsia X are committed to. Participating in the IOSA registration audit is a natural extension to this commitment. We are very pleased to receive the IOSA registration and it’s a very proud moment for us to have demonstrated that AirAsia X operates according to the most stringent standards in the industry.”
The IOSA Audit covers eight functional and operational areas of AirAsia X Berhad namely; Organization and Management System, Flight Operations, Operational Control and Flight Dispatch, Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance, Cabin Operations, Ground Handling Operations, Cargo Operations and Security Management.
Acting CEO of AirAsia X, Benyamin Ismail said, “This was an accomplishment made possible by the hard work and synergy of our Allstars from various departments who worked tirelessly for the past 14 months in preparing, reviewing and improving all of our operational processes and implementation. Not only has this allowed us to meet the required standards, it has also allowed us to further strengthen the safety and efficiency of the organization.”
IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to access the operational management and control systems of an airline.