IATA Renews Volga-Dnepr Airlines' Operational Safety Certificate for Fourth Consecutive Time

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has successfully renewed its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate for the fourth time.

The audit included a compliance check for 950 IOSA requirements and was conducted over a five-day period by representatives of Quali-audit (France). As part of the certification process, they performed a detailed review and inspection of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ key areas of activity, including its management system, aviation security, flight operations, aircraft maintenance, cargo operations and ground handling.

Quali-audit experts noted the continued progress being achieved by Volga-Dnepr Airlines and were particularly impressed by the airline’s new Flight Operations Control Center, which opened last year, and its Training Center, which is equipped with a full An-124-100 aircraft flight simulator mounted on a motion system.

IOSA registration has to be revalidated every two years. In the aviation field, the IATA Operational Safety Audit is recognised as the best evidence of safe operational activity and reliability of airlines. In 2007, Volga-Dnepr Airlines was the first company in Russia and the CIS and only the second cargo airline in the world (after Lufthansa) to be certified for its compliance with the new version of IATA safety standards.