Our 3 commitments
1 – Safety Commitment
Two years after receiving its first IOSA certification (IATA Operational Safety Audit), in 2020, the Gabonese airline Afrijet went through an audit process lasting several months, at the end of which it received the label issued by the IATA (International Air Transport Association) in June 2022 that will remain valid until 2024. This certification is proof of its commitment to international operational safety and security requirements, and highlights for the second consecutive time Afrijet’s high quality of service and compliance with security standards.
Coming into force in 2001, the IOSA certification, which is valid for a period of two years and renewable, assesses eight essential safety aspects with regards to how the airline functions and what its operating procedures are. These include corporate organisation and management systems; flight operations; operational control – flight dispatch; aircraft engineering and maintenance (safety and maintenance procedures); cabin operations (keeping the crew’s skills up to date); ground services; cargo, and operational security (checking security standards within the airline).
With almost 1,200 standards corresponding to the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA), this demanding certification awarded by IATA reflects the ambition that the organisation has set for itself: to have its members uphold the highest safety standards. In doing so, the Gabonese carrier Afrijet is in the top 10% of the world’s safest airlines, which is evidence of its status as a flagship company in the national and regional air sector.
2 – Environmental commitment
Africa is one of the continents most affected by global warming, although it is not the main instigator. Given this challenge, companies operating on the continent are faced with a paradox. While aspiring to promote connectivity and exchanges to focus on growth, they are also being asked to take corrective, rapid and effective action to reduce their carbon footprint.
We know that the air transport industry needs to rise to this challenge. At Afrijet, we have decided to update our fleet in line with our goal to promote sustainable aviation. Our new ATR 72-600s, which replace the old ATR 72-500s, emit 40% less CO2 than a regional jet, while combining performance and operational versatility. It is interesting to note that the ATR is one of the only aircraft eligible for green financing.
Afrijet also values compliance with environmental standards – one of the keys to its action – and places great importance on waste management and battery recycling on company premises.
3 – Social engagement
- 90% of pilots are Gabonese
- 45% of Afrijet teams are women
- 95% of people employed are African
With more than 300 people employed across six countries on the continent, Afrijet trains African professionals in all sectors. To do this, the company deploys support programmes in several core business areas, with a regulatory training process lasting 4 to 5 months.
The company has a cooperation policy with the national employment office (ONE) in Gabon in the form of a scheme for first-time jobseekers with partnership contracts for between 15 and 30 positions.