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Silk Way West Airlines renews IOSA Certificate

Baku, February 27, AZERTAC

Baku-based airline Silk Way West Airlines has renewed its International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate for the next two years, until January, 2021.

IOSA is an internationally recognized and accepted safety evaluation program, that acknowledges only the world's quality airlines, assessing each airline's operational management and control systems.

The Silk Way West Airline obtains the certificate for the third time since its first recognition in 2015 and only second IOSA certified airline in the country, following Azerbaijan Airlines. This achievement reflects the company’s effectiveness, especially in the operational departments, which function with the highest degree of accuracy and discipline, and apply international practices to assure a distinguished level of air and ground safety. An audit, which was carried out in the period of September, 2018, found out that more than 800 demands required for the renewal were met. The audit was conducted in air operation, engineering and maintenance, air services, airport services, ground handling and cargo, safety and security, human resources, and quality assurance departments, and at the operations control center. The completion of IOSA audit further affirms Silk Way West commitment to the highest standards of operational safety. The audit is an in-depth look at the practices and standards of the airline with the end goal of meeting a common, worldwide standard for safety in everything we do.

Since its establishment in 2012, the cargo carrier is constantly expanding its route network to cover many worldwide destinations, and regularly operates with nine B747 aircrafts from Baku to major cargo hubs as Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Dhaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Chicago, Milan, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Istanbul and Dubai.

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