OREANDA-NEWS. UTair Aviation has successfully passed another certification audit for compliance with the requirements of the International Standard for Operational Safety, or IOSA. UTair has been on the IOSA registry as a compliant airline since 2008. The International Air Transport Authority has extended the validity of UTair’s IOSA certificate to October 12, 2017. 

IATA auditors have inspected UTair activities in the areas of organizational structure and management system, flight safety management, flight planning, process and control, airworthiness support and MRO organization, air crew activities, ground handling, cargo operations and aviation security.

“The audit has confirmed that UTair conforms with the most advanced approaches towards safety management and maintains its status as a reliable airline operating in full compliance with international standards,” said UTair Deputy General Director for Flight Safety and Quality Alexander Lushkin. He also emphasized that UTair compliance with IOSA standards and recommendations is an important focal point in helping UTair maintain its position among the leaders in the air transport market and also confirms UTair’s status as a competitive operator able to meet the requirements of its customers, partners, employees and shareholders.

UTair Aviation is the core enterprise of UTair Group. In 2014 UTair Group fleet transported 11,204,598 passengers, achieving a 7% increase over the previous year. UTair flies to more than 100 destinations. UTair Group headquarters are located in Surgut. UTair maintains its main hub at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, where over 160 UTair flights are scheduled daily.