|NEWS / PRESS RELEASES|
Kigali, 1st June 2016 – RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda is pleased to announce the successful renewal of the IOSA certification with the enhanced IOSA process under the IATA – IOSA registry valid from June 13th 2016 until June 13th 2018. RwandAir’s first certification was obtained in June 2014.
The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) is an internationally recognized and acepted evaluation system designed to access the operational management and control systems of an airline, which occurs every two years once the airline successfully completes the first audit.
“Renewing our IOSA registration is vital to the sustainability of RwandAir as it ensures continuous development of IATA standards, regulatory requirements and industry best practices within its operations”, said Sonia Kamikazi, the Corporate Quality Assurance Manager.
RwandAir passed this IOSA renewal audit with an exemplary report that had minimal findings and observations, following the audit conducted on RwandAir operations system from January 29th to February 04th 2016 by the audit organization WAKE QA.
“I congratulate all our employees for their hard work in maintaining these international and highly recognized standards for RwandAir, setting the trend for the African aviation industry”; said John Mirenge, the Chief Executive Officer, celebrating yet another significant milestone for the airline.
As safety remains our number one priority, preparations for the ISAGO certification, the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations, are in full force, with an audit anticipated for later this month.
From Kigali as its hub in the heart of Africa, RwandAir reaches out to seventeen cities in Western, Eastern, and Southern Africa and the Middle East. RwandAir operates one of the youngest fleet in Africa and is well reputed for excellent on time performance, safety, and customer services.
As part of RwandAir’s expansion strategy, in the last quarter of this year, RwandAir will add some six destinations in Africa and commence long haul operations to Mumbai and Guangzhou. This will be enabled by its acquisition of two wide-bodied A330 aircraft and two additional Boeing B737-800NG aircraft.
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