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Safety - Regional news 12 December 2018

IATA and Jordan CARC Sign MoU on Safety

​The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (Jordan CARC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the improvement of aviation safety. 

The MoU focuses on the exchange of information, expertise, best practices and capabilities in a number of areas of safety. Under the terms of the MoU CARC will also recognize ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) as an acceptable means of compliance with CARC regulations to complement their safety oversight function. ISAGO is the global benchmark for ground handling operating standards. CARC is the second regulator in the Middle East, after the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority to do so. 

"Jordan CARC is committed to improving aviation safety in Jordan and beyond. Our partnership with IATA will help us to do that by taking greater advantage of ISAGO in our safety oversight program,” said Capt.Haitham Misto, Chief Commissioner of Jordan CARC.

“Jordan CARC and IATA have a long history of cooperation helping the aviation industry reach its full potential in Jordan. This MoU will improve our collaborative efforts towards an even safer aviation sector in Jordan and help promote a single set of global safety standards in the region. We hope that other regulators in the Middle East take similar actions,” Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and Middle East.

*Photo above: Capt. Haitham Misto, Chief Commissioner/CEO, Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission Mohamad Chehabeddine Director General of Civil Aviation DGCA (7th from R) and Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and Middle East (8th from R) and team sign the agreement in Jordan on 13 December.

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