Africa world airlines (AWA) have presented its International Operational safety Audit Programme (IOSA) certificate to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
This follows the airlines listing as an IOSA’s registered airline by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). AWA’s certificate is valid from May 1, 2015 to May 1, 2017.
With the IOSA certification, customers can have comfort knowing that an IOSA registered airline does comply with the stringent standards and practices governing aviation safety.
The IOSA registration also opens doors for alliances and parternership with other IOSA registered airlines. It also puts AWA on the map for good business opportunities, Samuel Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of AWA said.
Receiving the certificate, the Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Simon Allotey commended Africa World Airlines for maintaining high standards in its operations in the country.
In 2013, the International Air Transport Association 9IATA) set the 15th September 2015 delaine for airlines in Africa under its prestigious umbrella to have a quality control Audit- which the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)- to satisfy various flight operation standards.
Africa World Airlines was audited from 27th April 2015 to 1st May 2015 and responded to all their findings.
The IOSA certification audit is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to access the operational management and control systems of an airline, with emphasis on universally accepted best practices in the Airline Industry.
IOSA uses internationally recognised audit principles and is designed to conduct audits in a standardised and consistent manner.
PRESIDENT CUTS SOD FOR WORK ON HO AERODROME TO BEGIN
President John Dramani Mahama on Friday, 18th August, 2015, cut sod for work to commence on the long awaited aerodrome project at Titrinu, near Ho.
“The aviation industry in Ghana is expanding steadily, so we must respond accordingly”, the told the cheering crowd at the ceremony which coincided with the Yam Festival of the people of the Asogli State.
Funded by the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), he US25 million-dollar project, which covers an area of 1,500 acres with a 1,900-metre runway, is being undertaken by Amandi, an Israeli company, with a road network.
When completed, the aerodrome, with a capacity of 72 aircraft, would allow direct domestic flights from the Ho municipality to other parts of the country, and also serve as an emergency landing site.
President Mahama said the government was determined to ensure that the project was completed on schedule in line with its social obligations to the people.
According to him, government also had plans to implement an airport city project made up of residential buildings, business entities, as well as recreational facilities, beside the aerodrome, in the future.
He took note of the Volter Region`s vast tourism potentials and strategic development location, and said that apart from tapping those potentials, the project would also open up the area to rapid business, especially in the hospitality, health and transport sectors, among others.
He was optimistic that the project would also boost agriculture significantly in the area to improve the welfare of the people.
The President thanked the chiefs for making land available for the project, and said that the move would benefit generations yet unborn.
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority can confirm that a Starbow airline flight number 110 from Accra to Tamale overrun the runway on landing at the Tamale airport on Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 at 08:31.The aircraft type is a British Aerospace 146 jet.
There were no casualties involving the crew and 76 passengers on board.
GCAA has dispatched a team of aviation safety inspectors to Tamale to conduct investigations into the cause of the accident.
Meanwhile, the Tamale airport has been opened for air traffic.
Updates will be made available as and when information is available.
For clarification, you may contact telephone number 0302776171.
Starting 26 October Brussels Airlines will operate flights to Accra, the capital of Ghana, four times weekly. Ghana is one of the fastest-growing African countries, both economically and in terms of tourism. Accra is Brussels Airlines’ 16th destination in West Africa.
A flourishing economy thanks to oil and cocoa, a growing touristic potential and a population that is known for its friendliness and hospitality… With Ghana, Brussels Airlines adds one of the most important up and coming African countries to its network. The GDP continues to grow steadily, trade relations are booming and the number of foreign visitors and tourists increases year after year.
As from the end of October, Brussels Airlines will fly four times a week to Ghana’s capital, Accra. The flights will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with a morning departure from Brussels and an evening return from Accra. The flight schedule allows for smooth connections to many of Brussels Airlines’ European destinations and the United States, including to the UK, Denmark, Germany, France and New York, via Brussels Airport.
The direct flights are operated with Airbus A330 aircraft and passengers have the choice between a Business Class product with full flat beds and an Economy Class product with ergonomic seats and on demand in-flight entertainment.
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