AirAsia India has completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), joining six other AirAsia group units to have achieved the safety certification.

The low-cost carrier, a joint venture between Tata Sons and AirAsia Investment, says the successful completion affirms its “world-class safety standards”.

A search on the IOSA registry website shows the airline’s certification is valid till 9 August 2021.

Other AirAsia group units that have completed IOSA are AirAsia, AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, Thai AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia and Thai AirAsia X, the registry shows. Thai AirAsia completed it most recently, in late February.

The IOSA registration process covers eight key areas: corporate organisation and management systems, flight operations, operational control and flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling, cargo operations, and operational security, AirAsia says.

All IATA members are IOSA-registered and must remain registered to maintain IATA membership, according to the trade association’s website. IATA currently has 301 airline members, alongside 440 operators in the IOTA Registry.

“We are proud to announce that we have successfully completed the IATA operational audit. We strive to ensure that we always incorporate and adapt best international practices and will now focus on continuing to maintain the highest standards of safety and operational integrity at all times,” says Sunil Bhaskaran, chief executive and managing director of AirAsia India.

Cirium fleets data shows AirAsia India has a fleet of 30 Airbus A320s.