Cypriot airline Cobalt has successfully passed the rigorous International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), and in doing so becoming the only Cyprus registered airline to hold such a recognition.
The extensive five-day audit covered all the airline’s operational departments and safety systems, demonstrating conformance with IOSA global safety standards.
CEO at Cobalt, Andrew Madar, commented: “The positive progress of Cobalt Air continues. We are proud be the only Cypriot airline holding this coveted global certification for achieving the highest international safety, security and operational standards.
“This achievement is special because it has been attained just one year after our start of operations. It is a testament to the highly experienced team at Cobalt Air.”
The audit comprised a detailed check against 1,035 IATA Standards and Recommended Practices by a six-member independent international audit team.
These standards, known as ISARPs, are the default global benchmark for airline safety.
Meeting and retaining IOSA standards is extremely challenging even for the largest established airlines.
Achieving IOSA places the Cypriot carrier among the global aviation industry elite.
“This significant milestone independently confirms Cobalt’s commitment and attainment of the highest levels of international safety and quality standards. The airline is now in the process of joining IATA,” read an official statement from the airline.