GAA wins ISO quality certification
Manama, April 3, 2013
Bahrain based Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA), a leading provider of aviation training solutions, has received the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation from Bureau Veritas Certification.
Mahmood AlBalooshi, chief executive officer of GAA, said: “We are proud to announce that as of March 2013 GAA is officially certified to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System’s standards and guidelines.”
“This is a major accomplishment for the Academy, as through this approval, we will ensure a total cover of all GAA’s activities and processes therefore fulfilling our commitment of providing aviation training excellence to the market we serve. Moreover, this approval assures a holistic continued improvement in all our activities hence, securing a constant customer oriented approach to GAA’s internal and external customers.”
Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), with the aim of helping organisations around the world meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
To ensure ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System’s requirements were met, GAA underwent a stringent evaluation process which included in-depth assessment of all internal processes in addition to sampling of records in different departments such as the Human Resources, Public Relations, Procurement, Customer Service and Marketing.
Furthermore, and to maintain the ISO 9001:2008 certification, GAA will go through annual audits that will be preformed internally and by Bureau Veritas to ensure compliance.
GAA is a UK CAA TRTO and also has Bahrain CAA / QCAA / DGCA / KDGCA / GACA training approvals and offers a wide range of high quality aviation training solutions for the aviation industry in the Mena region.
The Academy is also an IATA Regional Training Partner (RTP) and an Authorised Training Centre (ATC). – TradeArabia News Service