IATA AGM formally approved a resolution making membership conditional on IATA Operational Safety Audit certification despite plenty of protest, mainly from African carriers, against the new prerequisite. Under the regulation, all new IATA members will be required to pass IOSA before they join while existing members must contract for an audit by year end and complete it by the end of 2007. "Safety is our number one priority," IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani stressed. "Last year was the air ...

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