SriLankan receives IOSA Registration from IATA
SriLankan Airlines has been added to the Registry of the IATA
Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
The International Air Transport Association launched IOSA in 2003, and
it remains a key element in IATA’s drive to provide benchmarking of
safety and quality standards and procedures among airlines throughout
the global industry.
The Registration is mandatory for an airline to remain a member of IATA,
which has some 240 member airlines.
SriLankan received the registration following a series of stringent
audits by an IATA accredited audit organisation, PROS. It is valid until
1st December 2008, and would be renewed thereafter every two years
subject to future audits. Chief Executive Officer, Peter Hill, said: “We
are indeed pleased to have successfully completed the IOSA audit process
more than a year ahead of IATA’s deadline. It is compulsory for all IATA
member airlines to complete the process only by the end of 2008.
I am particularly grateful to our IOSA Project team for the dedication
and hard work put in to see this whole exercise through.” Manager Flight
Operations Quality Assurance, Sampath Perera, who was SriLankan’s IOSA
Project Co-ordinator, said: “The entire airline gave its fullest support
towards achieving IOSA registration, with several teams working on
different areas.” IOSA covers eight key areas that encompass virtually
all aspects of an airline - corporate organisation management structure;
flight operations; flight despatch; aircraft engineering and
maintenance; cabin operations; ground handling; cargo operations, and
airline security. Airlines are required to comply with IATA’s standard
relevant to each of these areas, both operationally and