In a remarkable achievement, Etihad Airways has once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to safety by completing its 10th consecutive IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) with a flawless result — zero findings and zero observations.
The impressive feat, which has been upheld since the Abu-Dhabi based airline’s initial certification in 2006, reinforces Etihad’s reputation as an industry leader in compliance and operational safety.
Etihad Airways upholds highest safety standards
Etihad’s sustained perfection in the IOSA audit underscores the airline’s dedication to upholding the highest operational safety and airworthiness standards, ensuring that its passengers experience the safest and most reliable travel.
Mr. Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer and Accountable Manager at Etihad Airways said: “At Etihad, safety is our number one priority and is fully embedded in everything we do. We are extremely proud of our people for being able to maintain such an impressive compliance record for the last 17 years – even throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic – bringing this feat to a completely new level…”
Use of artificial intelligence in aviation
Moreover, in a separate recognition of Etihad’s commitment to safety, the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) awarded the airline one of the highest scores ever achieved in the UAE for its Safety Management System (SMS). This acknowledgment reflects the strength of Etihad’s safety culture and its use of cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, to further enhance the safety of its operations.
IATA Operational Safety Audit
The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) is an internationally recognized program designed to assess an airline’s management and control systems. To maintain their membership status with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), all IATA airlines, including Etihad, must be registered in the IOSA programme.
Etihad’s recent audit involved a five-day evaluation by an IATA-accredited audit team, which meticulously assessed the airline’s management systems across all operational areas. The audit scrutinized the effectiveness of Etihad’s safety procedures and evaluated compliance with 922 specific operational and airworthiness standards.