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Cargojet Earns IATA’s IOSA Certification

April 2, 2009 – Cargojet Airways Ltd. has recently earned the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Operational Safety certification.


April 2, 2009
By CNW Group

Cargojet Airways Ltd. has recently earned the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Operational Safety certification. 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. IOSA uses internationally recognized quality audit principles and is designed to conduct audits in a standardized and consistent manner.        

IATA's mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Its members comprise of 230 of the world's leading passenger and cargo airlines – representing 93 percent of scheduled international air traffic. Cargojet is very proud to be the only Canadian air cargo carrier that is a full member of IATA.        

"The audit is an in-depth look at the practices and standards of the airline with the end goal of meeting a common, worldwide standard for safety in everything we do," according to Ajay K. Virmani, President & CEO. "We fully support the continuous updating of standards to reflect regulatory revisions and the evolution of best practices within the worldwide airline industry under the continuing stewardship of IATA", adds Virmani.        

A team of independent IOSA Certified Auditors spent time examining Cargojet during the past few months. They examined every operational aspect of the airline including flight operations, maintenance operations and management practices. They rode along on Cargojet flights, evaluated security, observed aircraft loading and reviewed Company procedures manuals during their audit.         

Cargojet is Canada's leading provider of time sensitive overnight air cargo services. Cargojet operates its network across North America, transporting over 750,000 pounds of time sensitive air cargo each business night, utilizing a fleet of thirty-four all cargo aircraft.