Air Transport — Safety Initiatives in Air Transport
Nippon Cargo Airlines Co. Ltd. (NCA) is audited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) using the IOSA standard (i.e., IATA Operation Safety Audit). NCA’s IOSA certification was successfully renewed in October 2015.
This audit aims to verify that airline operations comply with international safety standards. The audit covers up to 900 items, especially a wide range of safety management systems as well as details concerning operations and maintenance. Five auditors take up to five days to complete the inspection.
Airline companies must be audited and verified by IATA every two years for certification renewal, with the audit items reviewed every year and reflected in accordance with the latest international standards.
The certification by IOSA proves that the airline company operates safely in compliance with internationally high standards. Every year, NCA confirms that it properly complies with the audit items required by IOSA through an internal audit process in order to maintain a high level of safety.