Qatar Airways completes IATA Operational Safety Audit

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July 25, 2017: The state-owned carrier, Qatar Airways has achieved 100 percent compliance in the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). This achievement certifies Qatar Airways as one of the safest and secure airlines in operations.

The airline has demonstrated a strong safety and security performance record. It was the first airline to complete the IOSA audit with 100 per cent compliance in 2003 and has since completed the review in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, achieving 100 per cent compliance each year.

Qatar Airways have been maintaining an effective compliance with international regulatory safety and security requirements and is among the first airlines to accommodate EU, UK and US immigration and enhanced security requirements, such as recently qualifying to have the US ban on personal electronic devices lifted.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said, "At Qatar Airways, safety and security are always our highest priorities. They are expressed in everything we do. We were pleased to be the first airline audited under the IOSA program in 2003, and we remain very proud of maintaining our unblemished safety and security record yet again in 2017. This achievement provides continued assurance that Qatar Airways meets world class safety and security standards when measured against IATA’s global benchmark. I congratulate all our staff on this achievement, which is recognition of their dedication to security and security of our passengers.”

The IOSA programme enables airlines to review their safety processes using a worldwide standard that has become the single internationally-accepted safety and security audit process for airlines. Under IOSA, accredited auditors assess an airline's operational management and control systems, including the areas of corporate organisation and management, flight operations, operational control, flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, aircraft ground handling, cargo operations and operational security.

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