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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Xiamen Airlines won the highest award in world aviation safety


On June 8th 2009, it was reported at The 65th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit held in Kuala Lumpur, that Xiamen Airlines Co., Ltd. was granted by the IATA the IOSA Safety Outstanding Contribution Award. So far, only 7 airlines companies were honored with this award. Xiamen Airlines was the only winner of this award in South Asia, and the only Chinese airline. In Asia, only Xiamen Airlines and Singapore Airlines have ever won the award. The summit was attended by 500 leaders in aviation industries all over the world. General Manager Che Shanglun, on behalf of Xiamen Airlines, received the IOSA crystal trophy from Giovanni Bisignani, Director General of the IATA, which was the highest award in world aviation safety. “The successful start and wide approval of the IOSA in the world has demonstrated that Xiamen Airlines owns a reliable safety foundation. It also creates a favorable condition for us to smoothly carry out the Safety Management System (SMS). We shall gather all our efforts from the honor to direct the safety management to the focus on causes, process control and systematic management”, answered Che Shanglun in an interview.

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