Cebu Pacific secures IATA operational safety accreditation

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 12 2018 04:13 PM

MANILA - The country's largest carrier Cebu Pacific on Thursday said it has passed the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the most "stringent" international aviation safety standard. 

The company joins 429 airlines worldwide with the same recognition, Cebu Pacific said in a statement.

Cebu Pacific is not a member of IATA but is now listed in the IOSA Registry of Operators or airlines that have reached the benchmark for airline safety management, the company said.

"Since it is considered the internationally-recognized and accepted benchmark for airline safety, we wanted to be sure that our protocols and regulations meet IOSA standards,” said Cebu Pacific Air President and CEO Lance Gokongwei.

Cebu Pacific has invested in technologies to enhance its capability in managing safety risks, Cebu Pacific said.

Using internationally agreed standards, the IOSA audits operational and control systems such as flight dispatch, cabin engineering and maintenance, aircraft ground handling and operational security, among others.

Airlines are re-evaluated for IOSA certification every 2 years.