*Air Peace owner, Onyema and one of the aircraft
Air Peace Airlines, one of the fastest growing fleets in the country has continued to attract accolades from within and outside the aviation industry the latest being from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The body has lauded the Nigerian airline for upholding high safety standards in the aviation industry.
Dr Samson Fatokun, the Head of Account Management, West and Central Africa, International Air Transport Association (IATA), gave the commendation while presenting the third IATA Operational Safety Audit, IOSA, Certificate to the Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema. He congratulated the carrier for achieving the rare feat.
Dr Samson who also raised serious concerns when he declared that many airlines had started the safety audit but were unable to complete it. He said: “It gives me joy to present this certificate today because I know it’s the fruit of painstaking effort of your team.”, He noted that scaling through the third safety audit process is a testament to Air Peace’s commitment to maintaining high safety standards in its operations.
While noting that safety is IATA’s number one priority, he said that for any airline to pass the safety audit, its safety compliance must be hundred per cent, and Air Peace has met this prerequisite. Again, he stated, “Many airlines are not able to achieve this because they don’t have the discipline and hard work, which have consistently earned Air Peace this safety recognition. The certificate gives the airline a global recognition as a hundred per cent safety-compliant airline.”
Receiving the certification, Onyema in his acceptance speech affirmed that the IOSA certificate is something to be proud of, adding that Air Peace is becoming the emerging force in Africa’s aviation landscape. He expressed gratitude to the IATA team and commended the entire Air Peace team for a successful safety audit. He also assured that the airline would always align with global best practices and safety standards.