Angola: Taag believes that “non-conformities” can be corrected

26 May 2009

Luanda, Angola, 26 May – Angolan state airline, TAAG said Friday in Luanda that that “non-conformities” identified during the IOSA audit carried out by France’s Quali-Audit between 17 and 22 May, “can be resolved immediately.”

According to Angolan news agency Angop, which cited a statement from the airline, a “new visit from Quali-Audit in the last week of June to confirm their correction” was agreed.

The Angolan airline said, in the document, that teh audit “make sit possible to believe that a cultural change has begun that will lead Taag to achieve operatinoal excellence in the short term.”

The audit involved all of the company’s workers – including the operational quality and safety system – of flight operations, operational dispatch, maintenance, onboard services, ground operations, cargo operations and security against illicit acts.

In order to re-launch flights to Europe Taag needs certificates from IATA, the European Air Safety Commission and the National Civil Aviation Institute (Inavic).

IATA certification requires checking “compliance with over 900 requirements in eight areas, including, organisation and management systems, flight operations, operational dispatch and maintenance .”

In order for Taag to return to Europe’s skies, the Angolan airline also needs European experts to confirm that safety faults detected by French technicians in July 2007 have been rectified. (macauhub)