Dana Air embarks on IOSA training programme

Dana Airlines Limited has commenced a training initiative as part of a preliminary process to prepare for the IATA Operational Safety Audit.

This, according to the airline, is part of its efforts to meet the highest global aviation safety standards.

The airline, in a statement on Tuesday, said that Dana Air was one of 10 airlines benefiting from the IOSA training initiative, which would be 100 per cent funded by the International Airline Training Fund.

The statement added that the IATF was a non-profit foundation whose purpose was to bridge the training gap for airlines in regions of the world where it was most needed, with a particular focus on improving safety.

According to the airline, the first stage of the implementation training is a gap analysis workshop, the first of three sessions next year that will give Dana Air a greater understanding of its shortcomings in relation to the IOSA standards.

Last year, the Abuja Declaration by the African Union mandated all African airlines to achieve the IOSA status by 2015. The total accident rate for IOSA carriers in 2012 was 77 per cent lower than the rate for non-IOSA operators, it added.

The Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Yvan Drewinsky, noted that Dana Air was resolute in adhering to globally recognised safety standards, adding that its commencement of the preliminary training for the IOSA process confirmed the premium the airline placed on safety.

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