ALS operates under two main approvals: the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and the Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) licence. The AOC is a certificate issued to airlines by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), which allows licensed operators to function as commercial airlines. It is granted upon ratification that the airline has the personnel, aircraft, systems and other supporting infrastructure to safely operate a commercial airline.
The AMO is also issued by the KCAA and allows licensed companies to conduct aircraft maintenance on third party aircraft after verification that licensees have the personnel and facilities needed to undertake aircraft maintenance. Aside from its AOC and AMO licenses, ALS has received the following accreditations.
The IOSA is the benchmark for global safety management in airlines and is issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The audit is internationally recognized and is carried out to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. ALS received its IOSA accreditation in 2011, becoming the first general aviation company in Africa, as well as one of 24 aviation companies from the continent, to complete an IOSA audit successfully. IOSA accreditation opens opportunities for ALS to enter code sharing arrangements with other international airlines.
ALS has passed the institutional audit requirements for various humanitarian organizations:
ALS has also been certified by various international oil and mining companies, including: