Kuala Lumpur: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) the body that supports aviation with global standards for airline safety, security, efficiency and sustainability recently renewed the IOSA Operators Certification for Eaglexpress.
The certificate which was signed by Gilberto Lopez Meyer who is the Senior Vice President, Safety and Flight Operations confirmed that Eaglexpress has conformed to provisions of the IOSA Program Manual under the IATA Operational Safety Audit Program.
According to the IATA official website, the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. The total accident rate for IOSA carriers between 2011 and 2015 was 3.3 times lower than the rate for non-IOSA operators. As such, IOSA has become a global standard.
This is the second time that the Haj and Umrah charter flight operator has been confirmed this status. Eaglexpress remains proud to be one of only a few airlines that operate out of Malaysia to have reached this level of safety and performance.
Eaglexpress is now moving from being a provider of ‘wet lease’ aircraft to becoming the leading private provider of scheduled charter flights for Hajj and Umrah. Ultimately we want to make Hajj and Umrah to be more accessible to the global Muslim population. Safety is the primary concern of pilgrims and their families that is why this certification is critical, the well-being of pilgrims is a responsibility that we take seriously.
Eaglexpress (9A) which is based in KL International Airport currently operates four Boeing 747-400 aircraft.