Budget airline Jambojet has received the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. The airline becomes the second operator in Kenya to receive the IOSA certification in Kenya, after Kenya Airways.
The IOSA program is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the safety, operational management and control systems of an airline.
“Safety is a principal requisite in our industry. Our customers need the assurance that they can travel comfortably, affordably and securely to any of our destinations. This registration is a testament to the effort we have put into ensuring the best operational and efficiency standards as a growing regional airline,” said Mr. Allan Kilavuka, Chief Executive Officer, Jambojet.
Jambojet successfully completed the audit which involves approximately 900 standards and recommended practise. The audit covers an assessment of eight functional and operational areas. The areas include; organisation and management systems, flight operations, operational control, flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling operations, and security management.
IOSA uses internationally recognized audit principles and is designed to conduct audits in a standardized and consistent manner. Airlines are re-evaluated every two years to ensure consistent innovation and observance to operational management, efficiency, air-worthiness and safety in the aviation industry.
Jambojet is a regional budget airline that currently flies to six destinations from Nairobi – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. It flies to Entebbe, Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi and Ukunda (Diani). Jambojet was recently granted a three year license to operate in seven new African countries. The seven new destinations include Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza (Tanzania), Kigali (Rwanda), Jubba, Hargeisa, Mogadishu (Somalia), Goma, Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo), Moroni (Union of the Comoros) and Lilongwe and Blantyre (Malawi. The airline was recently awarded the 2018 Bombardier Reliability Award for outstanding performance in dispatch reliability.