Overland Airways Secures IATA Safety Audit Certification

…Joins Aero, Allied Air, Arik Air On IOSA Register

Overland Airways said it has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been listed on the IOSA Registry.
Overland Airways success brings to four the number of Nigerian carriers that have passed IOSA certification.
Checks on IOSA website by abelnews.com showed that three Nigerian airlines: Aero, Allied Air Limited and Arik Air Limited had earlier made the list.
According to the airlines this is a further endorsement of Overland Airways’ 14-year history of outstanding safety performance.
According to IATA, “The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) programme is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline,” stating that “in terms of global standards, the IOSA is a proven tool for raising safety.”
The IOSA registration is a mark of international operational safety standard developed by IATA to support the efforts of big and small airlines globally to improve their operational safety, which has so far tremendously enhanced safety performance among airlines globally.
The Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Capt. Edward Boyo stated that with continually improved safety standards, Overland Airways had equally become a notable partner in economic development in several of Nigeria’s hinterland and hub economies.
According to Boyo the IOSA audit is a pronouncement of the outstanding business model, excellent personnel, safety culture at Overland Airways, and protection of our investment.
“The IOSA audit further endorses Overland Airways as a world-class airline and creates increased accessibility to partnerships with global and regional airlines. It also further motivates Overland Airways to deliver excellent operational, economic and all-round service standards and efficiencies.”Boyo said
Overland Airways has sustained a custom of impeccable safety and outstanding economic performance and sustainability which to-date makes it the only airline in Nigeria older than seven years that is not taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) for reason of debt overhang.
The impressive culture of service excellence painstakingly developed over the years makes Overland Airways the most consistent, longest-serving airline providing uninterrupted service in Nigeria over the past 14 years.
According to the Chief Operating Officer of Overland Airways, Mrs. Aanu Benson said, “Overland Airways continues to show readiness to support national and regional economic development with excellent safety and economic performance at all times. Overland Airways has taken this remarkable step to push forward our commitment to service Nigeria’s hinterland and hub economies, and to also support our vision of providing safe, comfortable and reliable air connectivity to empower individuals, small and large businesses as well as local economies in Nigeria and the sub-region.”
“IOSA is now the constant reminder of our dedication and commitment to service our customers with continually improved excellence in safety, comfort and reliable service.” she added
Overland Airways has successfully opened remote airports and hinterland cities in Nigeria, and on several instances has been the first-ever airline to fly to several remote destinations in Nigeria including Asaba, Jalingo, Dutse, Katsina and Minna.
Overland Airways has become an unmatched partner in economic empowerment in Nigeria’s fast growing economy, strategically deepening economic development in tourism, agri-business and other small and medium scale industries among others and is also expanding its cargo services to more destinations including Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Ilorin and Akure, and soon Jalingo.
IOSA programme is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline and all IATA members are IOSA registered and must remain registered to maintain IATA membership