29 May 2017, Moscow. – Aeroflot has for the seventh time successfully passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit to comply with IOSA standards. The IOSA certificate and IOSA-registered operator status have been extended through October 2019.
Auditors from Aviation Quality Services GmbH (AQS) conducted an extensive five-day audit of Aeroflot’s operations. The audit confirmed unanimous conformity with international standards, placing Aeroflot among the elite of the global aviation industry.
AQS auditors noted a significant improvement in Aeroflot’s operations compared to the last IOSA audit of Aeroflot in 2007.
The latest recertification marks the seventh successful IOSA audit for Aeroflot. The first too place in 2005, when Aeroflot became the first IOSA-certificated operator in Russia. Other Russian carriers later followed Aeroflot’s lead.
IOSA standards are regularly updated in response to new challenges and demands of global aviation. The tenth revision of the standard is currently in effect.
IOSA-registered operator status is granted for two years, and can be further extended through recertification. This status is obligatory for an airline to be eligible for IATA membership as well as SkyTeam membership. IOSA certification is also requested by potential partner airlines to conclude or prolong code-share agreements.
Aeroflot has once again proved its reputation as one of the safest airlines in the world, and one which is trusted by its passengers and partners both at home and abroad.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,062 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
In 2016 Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service, and was also named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fifth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.
In 2017 Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 196 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers.
The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.
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