05 January 2011

South Africa: Low-fare airline kulula maintains IOSA safety standard

Kulula, the low-cost airline subsidiary of British Airways franchise Comair, remains the only independent low-fare South African airline registered with IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit). The common global safety benchmark enforces rigorous airline safety standards.
Launched in 2003, the IOSA programme is the airline industry’s first globally accepted audit programme. IOSA provides a common set of audit standards that are centrally managed, continuously updated, and consistently implemented by experts and industry professionals.
Airlines that have undergone an IOSA audit and have cleared all findings enter the IOSA registry. Airlines listed on this registry meet the IOSA standards, which are based on eight areas of airline operational safety:
  • corporate organisation and management systems
  • flight operations
  • operational control – flight dispatch
  • aircraft engineering and maintenance
  • cabin operations
  • ground handling
  • cargo operations
  • operational security
To maintain its status on the IOSA registry, kulula must undergo and complete an IOSA audit every two years. The airline completed its third IOSA accreditation in February this year. Congrats Kulula!

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