Indonesian's Mandala Airlines has become the country's first private carrier to receive the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration.
"Mandala's safety focus has been further demonstrated with this recent granting of IOSA registration. This follows the July 2009 removal of Mandala from the EU ban on Indonesian airlines," says Mandala president director and CEO Diono Nurjadin.
"As the airline continues to grow, this focus on safety will be a foundation on which the company is structured. Mandala is committed to a process of continuous improvement and we will work with the Indonesian regulator, the DGCA, and International regulatory bodies to support all safety initiatives."
IATA developed the IOSA programme to provide a common standard to evaluate an airline's compliance with its safety and quality standards. The registration requires an audit of operational standards, control processes and safety systems.
Mandala operates a fleet of Airbus A320-family aircraft on domestic routes.