Lebanon's TMA works towards IOSA registration

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Lebanese cargo carrier Trans Mediterranean Airways (TMA) and its passenger subsidiary Med Airways have signed up with Lufthansa Consulting to help prepare them for IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration.

TMA suspended operations in 2004 but resumed cargo services to Europe and the Middle East earlier this year, using an Airbus A300 freighter. Med Airways operates international charter services with a single Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet.

Lufthansa Consulting says it has been providing assistance to TMA's management team in Beirut since August with regard to bringing the carrier's operational documentation and processes in line with IOSA requirements.

It is also advising the carrier on shaping its structure to more closely meet market requirements.

TMA is considering the possibility of establishing a new cargo facility at Beirut's Rafik Hariri airport as part of its future growth strategy.