HIA granted ISO re-certification for asset management system

The audit assesses the airport’s approach to managing cost, risk and performance

Hamad International Airport (HIA) – managed by Qatar Company for Airports Operations and Management MATAR – has been re-granted British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Asset Management System (AMS) ISO 55001:2014 certification.

The accreditation has been maintained by the hub since 2018 and the renewal is an endorsement of HIA’s approach to providing effective strategies at the facility.

Hamad International Airport
Photo Hamad International Airport 

This framework enables businesses to control the lifecycle of their assets by issuing risk, cost and performance assessments. The audit evaluated the airport’s effectiveness and competence in the management of its resources that support passenger and aircraft transport.

“Our aim has always been to contribute to HIA’s business objectives by mitigating the risks and costs of asset management and maintaining optimal asset performance and services for the benefit of our customers. The assessment not only reaffirms our continual commitment to implementing best practices, but also our dedication to ensuring a safe and comfortable passenger experience across the airport at all times,” said Michael McMillan, HIA’s senior vice president of facilities management.

Theuns Kotze, managing director for BSI and IMETA Assurance, added: “ISO 55001 provides a robust asset management framework that helps make the most of assets while balancing risk, financial, environmental, and social costs. Moreover, this successful recertification gives travellers confidence that HIA strives to manage its assets effectively thus ensure high quality of service and seamless performance, raising their experience.”

Qatar’s international hub received positive feedback from the review, stating that the risk processes were found to be traceable and in place at all necessary levels. The team at HIA also recently accomplished its sustainability goal to achieve zero waste directed to landfill.

BSI awarded the airport with the 22301:2012 Business Continuity Management System Certification last year – making it one of the first in the world to achieve it.