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  • Air Astana Passes Third IATA Operational Safety Audit without Findings

    27 September 2011

    Kazakh carrier expands success of 2007 and 2009

    Air Astana has once again successfully passed the latest International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). The latest audit was completed without any findings, an achievement that testifies to the airline’s relentless commitment to the highest standards of operational safety. The audit was completed with Air Astana remaining the only airline from Kazakhstan to maintain repeated audit success, since it was first undertaken in 2007.

    During the latest audit in May 2011, safety documentation and implementation of more than 900 IOSA standards were verified on all aspects of the airline’s activities. These included organization and management, flight operations, operational control and flight dispatch, engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling, cargo operation and security.

    “Achieving the IOSA audit reaffirms Air Astana’s status of leadership in operational safety issues across the Central Asia/ CIS region. We constantly strive to improve all aspects of our operations and this latest success is a credit to the spirit and hard work of all Air Astana employees involved in this critical process,” said Peter Foster, President of Air Astana.

    Maintaining compliance with IOSA standards will allow Air Astana to improve operational performance through compliance with internationally accepted standards, effective communication and focused risk management.

    IOSA was conducted for the third time by an IATA accredited Audit Organization, with previous audits having been undertaken in September 2007 and May 2009.

    Based on the audit results, the next IOSA of Air Astana will take place in 2013.