UAE-based carrier earns recertification based on its compliance to pharma regulations
Etihad Cargo has earned the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma recertification by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The carrier is one of only 37 airlines to hold IATA CEIV Pharma certification globally. The UAE's national carrier first achieved IATA CEIV Pharma certification in 2019 alongside its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport and Etihad Airport Services Cargo.
It achieved IATA CEIV Pharma recertification following an audit by independent validators that assessed the carrier's capacity to control and enhance its processes through a checklist that focused on Etihad Cargo’s quality management system that features supplier management, training programs, processes and procedures, audit programs, and quality enhancement, among others. Achieving recertification shows Etihad Cargo's and its dedicated pharmaceutical transportation product PharmaLife's full compliance with specific pharma regulations, including IATA temperature control regulations (TCR), and good distribution practices (GDP), which is a quality system for warehouses and distribution centers that is dedicated to medications and life sciences products.
"Etihad Cargo is proud to achieve IATA CEIV Pharma recertification following an extensive audit.,” says Martin Drew, SVP, global sales & cargo at Etihad Aviation Group. “This industry-wide standard ensures Etihad Cargo's operations and staff comply with all applicable standards, regulations, and guidelines expected from pharmaceutical manufacturers. The benefits of CEIV Pharma certification extend to Etihad Cargo's customers, who can be assured the carrier's dedicated pharma cargo management constantly monitor and analyse the quality and safety of Etihad Cargo's PharmaLife product performance."
Read more about the recertification here.