Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 21 April 2019: Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has successfully completed the internationally recognised, biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Safety Audit Registry until May 2021. The audit covers approximately 1,000 standards and recommended practices that are all related to the safety of operations and procedures of the airline.
Gulf Air’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Captain Waleed Al Alawi congratulated employees for their efforts in maintaining these international standards, saying of the achievement: “Gulf Air prides itself on operating to the highest global safety standards and industry best practices – this is our main priority. Our latest IOSA renewal cements our ongoing commitment to safety and Gulf Air’s continuous development of IATA standards, regulatory requirements and practices within our operations. As we strive to remain at the forefront of safety developments this latest achievement reflects our success to date. We would like to congratulate Bahrain and the airline for yet another milestone for the Kingdom’s aviation industry”.
This is the eighth IOSA audit successfully completed by Gulf Air since 2005, in-line with IATA’s two-year audit cycle. Between IOSA audits, Gulf Air’s Quality Assurance Department continuously reviews and appraises internal operational processes, conducting firm quality control processes and self-auditing to ensure being in line with IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices in addition to industry best practices. All IATA members are IOSA registered and must remain registered to maintain IATA membership. IOSA is an internationally recognised evaluation system designed to assess airlines’ operational management and control systems.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. IATA supports many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Programme is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. The IOSA audit creates a standard that is comparable on a world-wide basis, enabling and maximizing the joint use of audit reports.