Turkish Cargo has extended the validity period of its IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) Pharma certificate to 2022, proving its success in all processes throughout the air transportation of medicinal products. Training for the renewal period of the certificates, obtain initially in 2016 in order to be valid and applicable for a period of three years, were planned with the Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy, and completed successfully following the audits by the IATA, resulting in extension of the validity periods of such certificates for the “Turkish Airlines INC (Air Carrier) and Ataturk Airport (ISL)” station.

Turkish Cargo acts responsibly with priority to maintenance of the integrity of all cold-chain products throughout the transportation process of the critical medicinal products such as medicines, vaccines, biotechnological products, diagnosis samples, sensitive medical devices, organs, tissues, etc. which have a high level of importance in respect of temperature and time, and carries out its operations in accordance with the qualification criteria for the IATA CEIV Pharma certificate.

Implementing all handling procedures with dedicated teams working in harmony at its special cargo storage facility of 3,500 m2 in all its accomplished special cargo operations, Turkish Cargo makes use of active temperature-controlled Envirotainer and CSafe containers, the electrical air-conditioning container Opticooler, Thermal Dolly and disposable thermal sheets equipped with thermal isolation features, minimizing any and all risks in highly-critical medicinal products.