Safety in the Air

Air Transport - Safety Initiatives in Air Transport

Nippon Cargo Airlines Co. Ltd. (NCA) is audited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) using the IOSA standard (i.e., IATA Operation Safety Audit). NCA's IOSA registration has been successfully renewed and remains valid until October 19, 2019.
This audit aims to verify that airline operations comply with international safety standards. The audit covers up to 900 items, especially a wide range of safety management systems as well as details concerning operations and maintenance. Five auditors take up to five days to complete the audit.
To maintain this registration, airline companies must be audited and verified by IATA every two years for registration renewal with the audit items reviewed every year and updated in accordance with the latest international standards. The next audit is scheduled for May 2019.
The IOSA registration verifies that an airline company operates safely in compliance with internationally accepted standards. Every year, NCA confirms that it properly complies with the audit items required by IOSA through an internal audit process in order to maintain a high level of safety.

Mid-term Safety Promotion Goal

NCA established a mid-term safety promotion goal in the company's FY2015-2018 Mid-term Safety Promotion Plan.

Mid-term Safety Promotion Goal

Ensure safety flight operations by allowing each employee to understand and promote our "safety management system," and become recognized by customers as a safe and secure company.

NCA set four priority measures based on this goal.
Mid-term priority measures

  • Dissemination and reinforcement of the safety management system
  • Improvement of risk management
  • Enhancement of communication and collaboration
  • Enhancement of safety education and enlightenment

On July 20, 2018, NCA received a Business Improvement Order from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT). NCA analyzed the background, problems, and factors that contributed to the issues mentioned in the order and responded on August 17, 2018, by submitting preventive measures.
NCA will unite all staff members and management to fully implement these measures and thus guarantee safe operations.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and worry, and affirm that all efforts are being made to ensure safety at NCA.