The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded LAATS SA on May 2011, whit the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) after a process that consisted in 11 months, we were the first and only Independent Service Provider in Central America, fourth in Latin American and Caribbean to be awarded with such Prestigious Certification.
The start of this project was based on the commitment to deliver ground handling services in compliance not only with local standards, but to regulate the operations according to the standards and practices for the safety of ground operations by IATA practices.
We now perform recommended standard procedures through this certification, by this means we communicate to all that this is just de beginning of the continuous improvement stablished to run every day. This will result in benefits to all involved in the industry, all this because we proceed with worldwide recommended standards practices and the result will be reflected in less accidents, incidents, risks, work injuries, audits from operating airlines, among many others.
The continuous improvement does not end here, as we said the hardest is to maintain not to get there, on April 2013 IATA visited us in order to audit LAATS for the first recertification, this audit resulted in zero findings, and as a big plus, LAATS obtained the rest two sections pending, those were LOD and PAX.
LAATS is still the only provider in Guatemala and Central America registered as ISAGO, today we are an origination which complies with all the ISAGO Sections, ORM, LOD, PAX, BAG, HDL, AGM and CGM, this project is full of satisfactions, lessons and resulted in new stablished procedures. The same challenge will take place in next December, we are ready for the audit for the second re certification, this challenge shows many milestones to go, equal or greater than the first audit, IATA is an organization which grows every day, is always looking for new standards in order to increase the operational safety, now we are working under ISAGO revision 3 and the basis stablished in the Airport Handling Manual through the IATA Ground Operational Manual, a great advance in the operational safety area for the operator airline and the ground service providers.
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ounded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 10,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the worlds largest civil aviation trade show.
LAATS is a Fixed Base Operator (FBO), approved by the local Civil Aviation Authority, DGAC, under the DGAC Operation Certificate / STNA-002-2015. Continuous improvement has been our basis for sustained growth that has been evident in recent years, this membership represents a commitment to follow for the organization, strengthening this area of service is vital to offer our customers around the world, professional and safe option in the Guatemalan market.
LAATS has always sought the added value differentiator, highly recognized international standards, membership in reputable international associations, only service provider with legal and financial solvency to the DGAC, in clear compliance with National Aviation Act, the Rules and Regulations of existing Civil Aviation.
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