Luxembourg, 23 January 2011 - After successfully concluding the required audits, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. has renewed its IOSA (International Air Transport Association – IATA - Operational Safety Audit) certificate for the second time.
The IOSA program was initiated in 2003; today, it is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system, designed to assess the operational management and safety systems of an airline. The registration is of high importance to Cargolux, not only due to the fact that IOSA registration is a prerequisite to keep IATA membership, but also because it helps the company to take its quality and safety standards to an even higher level. It is also a requirement to operate in a growing number of countries.
‘Our service quality and safety standards keep attracting our customers and therefore we welcome any opportunity for continuous improvement,’ Cargolux President and CEO Frank Reimen said. ‘Our IOSA registration underlines our strong commitment to the safety of our operations and the safety standards of the airline industry,’ he added. The renewal audit covered all of the company’s operations, including Flight Dispatch, Maintenance, Cabin, Ground Service, Cargo Handling, Quality, Security and Organization, with a key emphasis on safety.
The IOSA certificate audit is performed by independent bodies under the supervision of IATA and has to be renewed every two years.
About Cargolux Airlines International
Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s largest all-cargo airline and launch customer for the new generation Boeing 747-8 freighter airplane. The Company operates a modern fleet of 2 Boeing 747-8 cargo aircraft and 13 Boeing 747-400 freighters. Its worldwide network covers 90 destinations, 60 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The Company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and also offers an extensive trucking network to more than 180 destinations worldwide, as well as charter and aircraft maintenance services. Cargolux employs nearly 1,500 staff worldwide.