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Nigeria becomes first in Africa with highest airlines on IOSA registry
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Nigeria becomes first in Africa with highest airlines on IOSA registry

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Wednesday, formally presented United Nigeria Airlines with its Operational Safety Audit Certificate otherwise known as IOSA, thus making the airline the sixth in Nigeria to obtain the safety standard.

The joining of IOSA by the airline has made Nigeria the first in Africa to have six airlines registered on the registry of IOSA.

The certificate which was presented by the IATA’s Area Manager in West and Central Africa, Dr. Samson Fatokun was received by the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the airline, Mazi Osita Okonkwo at the airline’s office in Ikeja, Lagos.

Established by IATA in 2003, IOSA uses internationally recognised quality auditing principles to assess the operational management and safety controls of airlines to certify them consistently. As a result, IOSA has become accepted as the international standard for airline safety and operational evaluation.

In his presentation, Fatokun said that United Nigeria Airlines achieved the IOSA within two years which he described as a great achievement worthy of congratulations.

Fatokun while pointing out that, it was the first time United Nigeria would be coming on the IOSA registry remarked: “we know what it takes to achieve it. United Nigeria achieved it in two years. It is a great accomplishment and we will like to congratulate the airline. You should be proud of yourselves”…

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