Med-View Airline has obtained the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification.
Speaking at the airline’s corporate headquarters in Lagos today, IATA’s regional manager, South West Africa, Mr. Samson Fatokun said Med-View had fulfilled all the conditions and met all the requirements to earn the IOSA certification.
He added that the airline had passed the stringent criteria to show its high level of compliance to safety.
“African states met in 2013 and pegged 2017 as deadline to get all member state airlines to be IOSA certified. IATA rolled out a safety programme for airlines to ensure that African airlines get on the IOSA registry to take the airlines on a stringent process to help increase their safety.
“Med-View has successfully completed requirements to be on the IOSA registry, congratulations Med-View for this important feat. It is good to be on the IOSA registry but it is more important to stay there. Every two years, the airline (Med-View) goes through reevaluation, it is a continuous process.
“We would like you to take full advantage of being on the IOSA registry, as it would be a comfort to your passengers to see that you are IOSA compliant, it also gives you an opportunity to be a member of IATA, this IOSA certification is the most critical component for IATA membership,” he said.
Fatokun enjoined the carrier to embark on the Enhanced IOSA (E-IOSA) adding that with time the airline would get used to that process which would help it improve immensely further its safety record.
“E-IOSA is a step above IOSA based on quality assurance with the quality assurance been done and reported on a daily basis by the airline and it makes us monitor the quality assurance of the airline on a daily basis through operations expanding the airlines coast and enabling them to be on their toes,” Fatokun said.
In his response, the managing director of the airline Mr. Muneer Bankole said it took team work to get the certification.
He disclosed that Etihad had a discussions on interline agreement with Med-View saying with the certification, the deal “is now possible.”
“Among all the airlines we are one of those most compliant to safety and after going through this process for the last two years I can tell you it wasn’t a child’s play. With a lot of external auditing, checking of books, I want to thank my workforce, I dedicate this to the entire workforce.”
“This certification we have received today, we will maintain it, it is a wonderful exercise that you (IATA) have given airline business to enable passengers have that comfort that they are safe,” said Bankole.