IATA and SACAA Partner to Enhance Aviation Safety
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to enhance aviation safety in South Africa.
Under the MoU, the SACAA recognises the IATA' Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) as an acceptable means of compliance with SACAA regulations to complement its safety oversight function.
The MoU will strengthen the cooperation between IATA and SACAA and allow the two parties to explore further initiatives for improving safety in the region.
“Safety is the industry’s top priority and IOSA continues to demonstrate the benefits of global standards underpinning safety operations. In 2021, African airlines on the IOSA registry had zero accidents.
We congratulate the South African Civil Aviation Authority for their continuous leadership in advancing a safe and efficient air transport industry in the region and for helping promote a single set of global safety standards,” said Kamil Alawadhi, IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Africa and Middle East.