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Proflight close on world-class safety accreditation

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Proflight Zambia management and staff complete the latest step towards w...Proflight Zambia has completed the second of three workshops under the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) initiative in the airline’s latest step towards the top safety accreditation standard in the global aviation industry.

IOSA is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. It is based on industry proven quality audit principles and designed to ensure that each audit is conducted in a standardised manner in order to achieve consistent results.

Proflight Flight Safety Officer Musonda Mwila said: “It has been interesting; a lot of work and high pressure; and it is going to change the whole operational philosophy for the company as far as safety awareness and operational efficiency is concerned. It is a paradigm shift.”

Proflight Zambia staff undertake their second IOSA safety workshopOnly 300 airlines around the world have passed the IOSA audit. The IOSA audit is the standard of safety audit in the world. Attaining IATA accreditation will elevate Proflight’s safety credibility so that the airline can more easily agree code-share agreements with international airlines, and possibly make a case for exemption from the EU ban list on Zambia.

Proflight has set up a task force and a steering committee to ensure that it attains IOSA accreditation.

The benefits of IOSA certification are many: it reduces insurance premiums, allows for quicker processing of new code share agreements, and brings improvement in management system and operational efficiency.

There have never been before or currently any airlines in Zambia that have attained IOSA accreditation.


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