The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Air Transat has become the first airline to renew its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration under the Enhanced IOSA audit process.
Enhanced IOSA introduces the following:
* Airlines will assume responsibility for ensuring continued conformity with the 900+ IOSA standards and recommended practices through internal auditing throughout the 24 months registration period.
* Before each Enhanced IOSA renewal audit, airlines will need to submit a conformance report to their Audit Organisation as a record of their internal audit activities.
* The new audit process includes an in-depth evaluation of the airline’s quality assurance program and a greater focus on the implementation of the IOSA standards through standardised auditing techniques.
* Audit Organisations will continue to conduct the on-site renewal audit every 24 months.
“We congratulate Air Transat for becoming the first airline to complete the rigorous standards of the Enhanced IOSA audit process. Their commitment to support implementation of Enhanced IOSA is commendable and paves the way for other airlines to follow suit,” said Guenther Matschnigg, IATA’s Senior Vice President, Safety and Flight Operations.