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Air Astana passes sixth IATA Operational Safety Audit


Kazakh flag carrier repeats success of 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Air Astana has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) for the sixth time following an evaluation in May 2017. The airline first passed the audit in 2007 and then again in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. The next audit is scheduled in 2019.

The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) programme is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. During the audit, documentation and implementation of nearly 1,000 IOSA standards were verified on every aspect of the airline’s activities. These included organisation and management, flight operations, operational control and flight dispatch, engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling, cargo operation and security.