Following the July 6, 2007 blacklisting of Indonesian aviation by the European Union (EU), which declared Indonesian-registered aircraft as unsafe to fly into EU airspace, a number of Indonesian airlines are opting into the exacting aviation safety audit program run by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). [See: The Unfriendly Skies of Europe]
Quoted in the Jakarta Post, Indonesian Transportation Minister Jusman Syafii Djamal said, "We want to collaborate with IATA, especially through its IOSA program, or IATA Operational Safety Audit, to show that we are committed to safety."
The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program provides a single, internationally accepted standard of safety auditing that is internationally recognized as a "gold standard" for the management of safety in aviation.
According to press reports, Garuda Indonesia, Adam Air, Lion Air and Mandala Airlines have all declared their readiness to join the IATA safety audit program.
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