Turkmenistan Airlines Raises Its Flight Safety Standards

Turkmenistan Airlines Raises Its Flight Safety Standards
Turkmenistan Airlines is the flag carrier of Turkmenistan. (CC-BY-SA-2.0)

Turkmenistan Airlines (TUA) is committed to raising its performance in compliance with the relevant EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) requirements.  

According to the press release by Lufthansa Consulting GmbH, together with the aviation experts from Lufthansa Consulting, the operator is continuously working on both the management system changes and the practical implementation. This involves improvement of Safety and Quality management system, documentation development and process implementation, personnel training, software implementation and equipment procurement.

The management of Turkmenistan Airlines accompanied by Lufthansa Consulting on 29 May 2019 presented a progress report on the improvement in safety standards to the EASA Third Country Operators (TCO) team, which is the technical advisor to the EU Air Safety Committee (ASC). 

EASA has welcomed the next progress meeting during the second part of July. As a further step towards achieving compliance, the airline expressed its intention to start the formal request for the mandatory on-site assessment by EASA in early August 2019.

Lufthansa Consulting airline safety experts continue to support Turkmenistan Airlines in guiding the implementation of the safety improvement measures and monitoring the progress along its comprehensive action plan.

Turkmenistan Airlines is the flag carrier of Turkmenistan with headquarters in Ashgabat. The airline operates domestic and international passenger and cargo services mainly from its hub at Ashgabat International Airport. The airline transports more than 5,000 passengers daily within the country and nearly three million passengers annually on the international and domestic routes together. The fleet consists of modern aircrafts, such as Boeing 737, 757, 777 and a cargo fleet of IL 76.