Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (Jordan CARC) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). As per the agreement, the two parties will work closely together towards the improvement of aviation safety.
Focused on the sharing of information, best practices and expertise, the new MoU will also see CARC’s adoption of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO), which will be rolled into the authority’s own safety oversight function.
As a global benchmark for ground handling operations, CARC is the second regulator in the Middle East to do implement ISAGO. The only other regional operator to do so is the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority.
Capt. Haitham Misto, chief commissioner of Jordan CARC, commented: "Jordan CARC is committed to improving aviation safety in Jordan and beyond. Our partnership with IATA will help us to do that by taking greater advantage of ISAGO in our safety oversight program.”
Commenting on the MoU, Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East, added: “Jordan CARC and IATA have a long history of cooperation helping the aviation industry reach its full potential in Jordan. This MoU will improve our collaborative efforts towards an even safer aviation sector in Jordan and help promote a single set of global safety standards in the region. We hope that other regulators in the Middle East take similar actions.”