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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 4.30 GMT

SriLankan IATA registration renewed


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has approved SriLankan Airlines' global safety and quality registration for a third 2-year term, following a stringent audit of its all-round operations.

The latest IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration is valid up to 1st December 2012.

SriLankan's Head of Flight Operations Captain Navin De Silva said: "SriLankan Airlines is now undergoing a period of expansion and it is vital that we continue to maintain our high standards in all areas of our operations. The IOSA registration is important since it covers every area - both in the air and on the ground - including Flight Operations, Aircraft Engineering, Cabin Procedures, Ground Handling, Cargo Operations, and Security."

SriLankan, which currently has a global route network of 49 destinations in 31 countries, is in the midst of a rapid expansion programme. This includes the planned acquisition of at least six new aircraft in 2011; the launch of services to Guangzhou in China and Kochi in India among other cities; and the upgrading of cabins with the latest AVOD (Audio Video On Demand) entertainment systems and Flat Bed Seating.

IOSA is a mandatory requirement by IATA for all its member airlines. SriLankan first received its registration in 2006, which was renewed in 2008. It covers eight key areas - Corporate Organisation & Management Structure; Flight Operations; Flight Despatch; Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance; Cabin Operations; Ground Handling; Cargo Operations, and Airline Security. It also touches upon ancillary areas such as Management Systems and Human Resource practices.







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