27 March 2014

Nigeria: Dana Air Targets IOSA Compliance

Lagos — DANA Air says it has commenced a series of training programmes that would enable it earn the International Air Travel Agency Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

Chief Operating Officer of the airline, Yvan Drewinsky, said that the first stage of the implementation training was a gap analysis workshop that would give Dana Air a greater understanding of its shortcomings in relation to the IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices (ISARPs).

He said the workshop would also help the airline to provide guidance and tools to establish action plans towards ISARPs' implementation.

Drewinsky insisted that Dana Air was resolute in adhering to globally-recognised safety standards. He said that commencement of the preliminary training for the IOSA process confirmed the premium the airline placed on safety.

“The IOSA Implementation Training Initiative is coming at an auspicious time when Dana Airline is looking at reinforcing services as well as seeking the possibility of forming alliances with global airlines, as it aims to operate in line with the highest global standards,” he said.

IATF Manager, Oscar Haro, said IATA was pleased to confirm Dana Airlines as one of the 10 African airlines for the IOSA implementation training in readiness to meet the challenges of Abuja Declaration of the African Union.

“Congratulations to Dana Air on being accepted as one of the ten airlines that the IATF will support with IOSA implementation training.

"Airlines applying to access the training fund had to satisfy a varied set of criteria, and Dana Air's commitment to reaching world-class safety levels was a major factor in their successful application,” Haro said.

IOSA, which is the highest level of safety in global aviation, is an internationally accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of airlines.

Copyright © 2014 CAJ News Agency. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.