Dana Air has been announced as the latest African airline to be listed in the International Air Transport Association Ground Operations Manual registry.
The IATA Grounds Operations Manual registry is for companies and airlines that have demonstrated full compliance with internationally recognised standards for ground handling processes.
The IATA GOM concept, which was initiated by IATA, defines ground handling standards for airlines and ground service providers to ensure safe, efficient, and consistent ground service activities.
According to IATA, ground operations are essential task for all airlines and ground service providers to deliver smooth turnarounds and on-time departures, with safety being the number-one priority.
Dana said in a statement that the IATA Board of Governors had set a target of 50 per cent of member airlines in 2006 to start to implement the IGOM as their minimum standard for ground operations.
The airline’s Accountable Manager/ Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo, said Dana Air was listed after the international association confirmed its full adherence to global ground handling manual.