Mozambique: Mozambican airline LAM certified by IATA

3 October 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 3 Oct – Mozambican airline, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) has been certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as an operationally safe aviation company, according to o a report in Mozambican newspaper, Canal de Moçambique.

The paper reported that Mozambique was thus the only Portuguese-speaking African country with certification and that in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) just five other countries have IATA certified airlines.

The IATA certificate, the paper added, shows that LAM is a “company that complies with and observes all excellence requirements in terms of operational safety, via its IOSA- IATA Operational Safety Audit programme.”

IOSA is an internationally recognised auditing programme outlined by IATA, which establishes the best operating safety standards and in which 928 requirements are audited, particularly airlines’ management processes and operating procedures. (macauhub)