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Malaysia Airlines renews Global Safety Audit Accreditation for 7th time since 2005


KLIA, 4 October 2017 – IATA (International Air Transportation Association) has awarded Malaysia Airlines the International Air Transportation Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification.  Malaysia Airlines has been continuously certified since 2005. The airline successfully underwent stringent checks by the world body’s safety auditors.


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. It is the benchmark for global safety management in airlines.


Malaysia Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer Peter Bellew expressed his pride in receiving the IOSA for the seventh time and said, “We have been IOSA certified since 2005 and maintaining safety standards has always been at the core of our existence at Malaysia Airlines. It is a never ending journey with total determination to ensure a safe and secure operational environment for our customers, staff and other stakeholders. It is ingrained in our day to day activities to always adhere to high safety standards, whether on ground or in the air.”


IOSA is the first global standard for airline safety management and is a key tool to move the entire industry forward. It is a rigorous audit that looks at a wide range of the airlines operations, among others:

Corporate Organization & Management

Flight Operations

Operational Control & Flight Dispatch

Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance

Cabin Operations

Aircraft Ground Handling

Cargo Operations

Operational Security


IOSA is the world’s first airline safety audit based on international standard of safety and quality within the aviation industry. IATA oversees the accreditation of audit and training organizations, ensures continuous development of the IOSA standards and recommended practices and manages the central database of IOSA audit reports. IATA also implements effective quality assurance to ensure overall programme standardization and ensures that the programme is meeting airlines and aviation regulators’ needs as effectively as possible. 

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