AirAsia Group* airlines have achieved the highest seven-star rankings after a new audit by AirlineRatings.com.
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All of the airlines in the group have now passed the major international safety audit, the International Air Transport Association Operation Safety Audit (IOSA), which covers more than 1060 separate parameters.
The operational safety audit is compulsory for IATA members and airlines that have completed the audit have a safety record almost four times better than those that have not.
Also, a new audit of incidents and operational processes has revealed a significant decline, even taking into account the huge, in some cases, reduction in travel.
Three years ago the AirAsia Group formed two independent internal departments – Group Safety and Group Operational Quality Assurance to oversee safety and quality assurance for all AOCs (Air Operator Certificates).
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An Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) is the approval granted by a country’s regulator to an aircraft operator to allow it to use aircraft for commercial purposes.
Both Group departments have been working with all AOCs to strengthen safety and efficiency in all operational areas.
*Except Indonesia AirAsia which is four-star.
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