AirAsia X, the long-haul, low-cost affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group, has received its third biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration. The registration confirms the airline’s commitment to maintaining high standards of operational safety.
“IOSA registration was made possible by our dedicated Allstars who work tirelessly to ensure we comply with the most stringent safety standards in the industry,” said AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail. “Safety is at the heart of everything we do and we will strive to not only meet regulatory requirements at all times but to surpass them,” he continued.
IOSA is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess an airline’s operational management and control systems. The system is widely regarded in the aviation industry as the global benchmark for safety management.
To qualify for IOSA registration, AirAsia X Malaysia had to successfully complete a detailed operational safety audit. This process covered eight key areas of operations: organisation and management system, flight operations, operational control and flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling operations, cargo operations and security management.
AirAsia X currently operates out of three regional hubs in Southeast Asia: Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Bali. The airline serves 26 destinations across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and the United States. The company is the first low-cost Airline in ASEANÂ to be given approval by the Federal Aviation Administration to operate into USA. AirAsia X Malaysia joined the IOSA Registry on April 16, 2015, becoming the second airline in Malaysia to successfully pass the internationally recognised operational safety audit.