IATA is­sues Air Peace third safety cer­ti­fi­ca­tion

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The In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion has is­sued do­mes­tic air­line, Air Peace, with the third Oper­a­tional Safety Au­dit oth­er­wise known as IOSA. The air­line said, with the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, the tone for the avi­a­tion sec­tor in Nige­ria this year had been set.

This de­vel­op­ment, ac­cord­ing to the air­line, is com­ing on the heels of its an­nounce­ment of flight op­er­a­tions to Ibadan from Abuja, Kano and Ow­erri.

The Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer, Air Peace, Mrs Toyin Ola­jide, said the air­line set a record when it ob­tained its first IOSA barely two years into its op­er­a­tions and was sub­se­quently in­ducted as a mem­ber of IATA.

Ola­jide said the third cer­ti­fi­ca­tion was a con­fir­ma­tion of the air­line’s ad­her­ence to safety stan­dards in line with global best prac­tices.

“The ex­er­cise this time round was tougher than what ob­tained in the pre­vi­ous years but we sailed through ev­ery phase of the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process due to our un­wa­ver­ing drive to keep rais­ing the bar in our op­er­a­tions,” she said.

She said the fly­ing pub­lic should be as­sured of the air­line’s re­solve to con­tinue to com­ply with best safety stan­dards and an ex­panded route net­work this year.

“Air Peace has at­tained an en­vi­able po­si­tion as West Africa’s lead­ing air­line and will con­tinue to raise the bar in flight ser­vices, while en­sur­ing a 100 per cent com­pli­ance with all safety codes as re­quired by the in­dus­try reg­u­la­tory bod­ies,” she added.

The Di­rec­tor of Au­dit Pro­grammes, IATA, Catalin Cotrut, while con­grat­u­lat­ing Air Peace on the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the au­dit, charged the air­line on stan­dard re­port­ing re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in ac­cor­dance with the IOSA Pro­gramme Man­ual, Sec­tion 7.7.1.

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