S7 Airlines received IOSA Certificate


S7 Airlines received IOSA Certificate

On 27 September 2007, Siberia Airlines JSC /S7 Airlines/ received an official notice of IATA in relation to the inclusion of the airlinein the register of operators IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit), becoming the second Russian air carrier to pass the complete procedure of International Operational Safety Audit.

In December of the last year, the auditors of the American company United PROS conducted the main phase of IOSA for S7 Airlines. Two main areas of operational safety were tested. The first included flight control, performance of flight operations, flight work control and work of cabin crew. The second area covered the complex of engineering and maintenance, ground handling, cargo operations and aviation security.

The American experts gave a positive reportal most for all aspects. Following some particular remarks, the airline performed the required works, which allowed to improve its operations by making changes to the documents and technologies existing as of the date of the audit commencement.

Inclusion of the airline in the register of operators that completed IOSA means the recognition of S7 Airlines by the worldwide airline community as a safe carrier meeting the strictest international requirements. It will enable the airline to develop more successfully the cooperation with other worldleading airlines and offer to its passengers the flights almost to all cities of the world, to which the partners of S7 Airlines make flights in accordance with interline agreements. As of today, such audit has been completed by many such carriers: Lufthansa, Air China, Delta, Emirates, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, Thai Airways and etc.

Siberia Airlines became a full-fledged member of IATA in 2001, and received the international code S7. IOSA standard was implemented in 2003, and will became a mandatory condition of IATA membershipin 2008. All full-fledged members of this association must complete the audit by the end of 2007. New members of IATA should now have an IOSA Certificate in order to be admitted. It is the first worldwide operational safety standard, it simple mentation allows to conduct operations of the airline in such a way that the operational safety requirements have priority in the course of making of any decisions.