The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is redoubling efforts to help African airlines improve the continent’s poor accident rate. “It is no secret that the biggest gap [in airline safety performance] is in Africa,” said IATA director general Tony Tyler at the group’s international operations conference in Vienna on April 15. “Compared with a world rate of 0.20 Western-built jet hull loss accidents per million sectors in 2012, Africa’s rate was 3.71.”
IATA Operational Safety Audit
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) has improved aviation safety across the region but it still has work to do on this score, according to the group’s president Roberto Kriete. At the recent 9th ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Panama City, Panama, Kriete said the association “will step up its efforts to urge authorities to make the IATA Operational Safety Audit [IOSA] accreditation a requirement for certification in the region.”
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on carriers in the Commonwealth of Independent States to take action to improve a safety record, which is currently three or four times worse than that of the global industry.
GHS Aviation, an international consulting, auditing and training company, signed a deal August 2 with Nairobi-based Kenya Airways to open an African office. The McLean, Va.-based auditor provides systems-based airline safety and security solutions, as well as IATA Operational Safety Audit services.
Statistics published last week by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show that Western jets registered their lowest accident rates in history in 2011, besting their previous record set just one year earlier.
A controversy is raging over the safety practices of India’s airlines following the partial “leak” of a financial audit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The report indicated that poor safety practices may be endemic in the Indian air transport sector.
ARGUS IS-BAO Audits Go Platinum
Aviation Research Group/US (Booth No. 843) has completed more than 25 combination IS-BAO/ARGUS audits since developing a single-audit protocol that combines the International Business Aircraft Council’s International Standard Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and the ARGUS Platinum Rating.