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Safety 11 September 2019

IATA and Egypt CAA Sign MoU on Ground Operations Safety

IATA and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt CAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to enhance aviation safety in Egypt and move towards achieving a single set of internationally-recognized audit standards.

Under the terms of the MoU, Egypt CAA will recognize the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) as an acceptable means of compliance with CAA regulations to complement their safety oversight function, in addition to the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) recognized by Egypt CAA in October 2018.

Egypt CAA is the fifth regulator in the Middle East to recognize ISAGO alongside Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan and Lebanon. 

“Safety is the industry’s top priority. Global standards are the key. We congratulate Egypt CAA for their leadership in helping promote a single set of global safety standards and we look forward to seeing ISAGO and IOSA recognized by regulators across the Middle East region”, said Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and Middle East.

"Egypt CAA is committed to improving aviation safety. Recognizing ISAGO and IOSA as an acceptable means of compliance is an important step toward achieving a single international set of audit standards across the region that will make flying and ground oeprations safer”, said Captain Sameh Hefni, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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