The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday formally presented Air Peace with its Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Certificate.
The certificate was presented to the airline’s Chairman, Mr Allen Onyema, by IATA’s Area Manager,South-West Africa, Dr Samson Fatokun, in Lagos.
The IOSA programme is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.
Created by IATA in 2003, IOSA uses internationally recognised quality audit principles and is designed to conduct audits in a standardised and consistent manner.
Successful companies are included in the IOSA registry for a period of 2 years following an audit carried out by an organisation accredited by IATA.
With the presentation, Air Peace has now joined Medview Airline, Arik Air, Aero Contractors, FirstNation Airways, Allied Air and Overland Airways as the IOSA certified airlines operating in Nigeria.
Speaking at the ceremony, Fatokun said the certification was in line with the Abuja Declaration of 2012 that all African airlines should complete their IOSA certification by December 2017 toward enhancing air safety in the continent.
He added that African airlines recorded zero accident in 2016 which he attributed to the mercies of God, proper safety regulations and diligence of airline operators.