TTG reports that Mandala Airlines has become the first Indonesian private air carrier to receive IATA Safety Audit Certification (IOSA).
As an added distinction, Mandala has attained the certification without the distinction of being an International Air Transport Association (IATA) member.
An international recognized standard by which to measure an airline's compliance with recognized safety and quality standards, IOSA was developed by IATA.
Comprehensive and rigorous in its requirements, IOSA certification covers every aspects of an airlines operating procedure, safety and security controls, and overall safety systems. An ongoing system of safety evaluation, every IOSA air carrier must undergo re-certification every two years.
Commenting on the certification, Dion Nuriadin, President Director of Mandala, said, "this has made us the first Indonesian private domestic airline, which has bench-marked itself against international safety standards and has received recognition from IATA through the IOSA registration."
Mandala operates a modern fleet of aircraft flying to a number of Indonesian destinations. Expansion plans for its fleet and services will see Singapore. Thailand, the Philippines, China and Australia incorporated into the airlines growing route network in the near future.
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