#IATA and the South African Civil Aviation Authority sign MoU on Aviation Safety


(Posted 15th December 2022)


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to enhance aviation safety in South Africa. 

Under the MoU, the SACAA recognises the IATA’ Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) as an acceptable means of compliance with SACAA regulations to complement its safety oversight function. 

The MoU will strengthen the cooperation between IATA and SACAA and allow the two parties to explore further initiatives for improving safety in the region.

Safety is the industry’s top priority and IOSA continues to demonstrate the benefits of global standards underpinning safety operations. In 2021, African airlines on the IOSA registry had zero accidents. We congratulate the South African Civil Aviation Authority for their continuous leadership in advancing a safe and efficient air transport industry in the region and for helping promote a single set of global safety standards,” said Kamil Alawadhi, IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Africa and Middle East.



Photo caption: (Right to left: SACAA CEO & Director of Civil Aviation, Ms Poppy Khoza and IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa & Middle East, Mr Kamil Alawadhi, sign a memorandum of understanding under which South Africa recognises IATA’s Operational Safety Audits as a standard for aviation safety oversight.)

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