Lion Group Safety Initiatives
Lion Group safety director Captain Jose Fernandez discusses the plans and process for securing IOSA certification for airlines in the Lion Group portfolio. Thai Lion Air was the first Lion Group airline to become IOSA registered, in 2015, and the group expects its other four airline subsidiaries or affiliates to be IOSA certified by end of 2016. Capt Fernandez also talks about recent removal from the EU blacklist of Indonesia’s Lion Air and the expectations for also removing Indonesian regional subsidiary Wings Air. Meanwhile the Lion Group is now working to secure Australia CASA approval for Indonesian full service subsidiary Batik Air. The group’s Malaysian affiliate, Malindo Air, already secured CASA approval in 2015, enabling it to launch services to Perth.