KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has successfully completed its IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) 2019 audit for the 8th consecutive time. According to details, PIA is the first and only airline in Pakistan to have IOSA registration, which is an internationally recognised safety standard.
IOSA is a comprehensive operational safety audit conducted by IATA accredited audit organisation every 24 months. PIA has been successfully maintaining its registration as an “IOSA Operator”.
While addressing at the ceremony, CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik said that safety was and had always been PIA’s foremost priority and this IOSA registration showed the airline commitment in maintaining safety standards. He said that all efforts were being made to provide better services to the passengers, expanding the airline’s network and to increase revenues aimed at achieving profitability for the airline.
“With the dedication and hard work of all employees, there is no doubt that PIA will be amongst the top airlines of the world,” he said. At the end of the ceremony, appreciation letters and shields were distributed among employees. The ceremony was attended by Chief Operating Officer Aijaz Mazhar, Chief Technical Officer, Amir Ali, Chief Supply Chain Management Amanullah Qureshi, Chief Project Officer Younus Khan, CFO Khalilullah Shaikh, Chief External Auditor Capt Adnan Haris, Chief Pilot Safety & QA Capt Amir Aftab, Chief Coordinator IOSA audit Seema Zaman and other officials.
Needless to mention, the safety requirements of IOSA are derived from International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and has very specific safety management system requirements. PIA has been successfully maintaining its IOSA registration since 2005.