Kigali, 12th November 2014 - RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, is pleased to announce the successful IOSA registration under the IATA – IOSA registry.

The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline which occurs every two years once the airline successfully completes the first audit.

Created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), IOSA uses internationally recognized quality audit
principles and is designed to conduct audits in a standardized and consistent manner. IATA oversees the accreditation of audit organizations, ensures the continuous development of IOSA standards and practices and manages the IOSA registry. The audit organization contracted by RwandAir for its initial audit was GHS Aviation Group.

RwandAir has been successfully registered under the IATA – IOSA registry which is due to expire in June 2016 ; this follows the completion of the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) conducted on RwandAir operations system from 9th to 13th June 2014.RwandAir passed its initial 2014 IOSA audit with an exemplary report of, minimal findings and observations.

“This is a significant milestone for RwandAir. It has shown that the hard work being put in everyday by all employees is bearing fruit. RwandAir management takes pride and extends its appreciation to each and every employee at RwandAir who spent sleepless nights to see this dream come true. Passing the IOSA is vital to the sustainability of RwandAir as it
is a mandatory requirement to obtain IATA registration, Alliance memberships and code share agreements” said John Mirenge, the RwandAir Chief Executive Officer.

RwandAir is proud of this achievement and will continue working hard to maintain these international and highly recognized standards in the aviation industry while creating value for its stakeholders including shareholders, customers and employees amongst others.

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