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Air Transat completes Enhanced IOSA audit process

Aug. 8, 2013, Montreal - Air Transat has become the first airline in the world to renew its IOSA Registration based on the E-IOSA methodology. This latest achievement follows a stringent audit recently completed with success.


August 8, 2013
By Carey Fredericks

IOSA provides a standardized audit program for airlines' operational management and control systems, based on internationally recognized standards and supported by a rigorous quality assurance process that aims at improving operations and safety in the airline industry. The program comprises more than 900 stringent standards that contribute to airline operational safety in the areas of management, safety and security of flight operations, operational control, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling and cargo operations.
 
In 2011, IATA added new elements to the program and introduced E-IOSA, which involves ongoing internal assessment processes, to provide enhanced value and continuity of the audit process. At the request of IATA, Air Transat participated in the development of the new program, which will be mandatory for IATA member companies from 2015.
 
“We are extremely proud to be the first airline in the world to renew its IOSA Registration based on the E-IOSA methodology,” said Jean-François Lemay, General Manager of Air Transat, adding that “Air Transat maintains its leadership in safety management by meeting the highest international safety and operational management standards”.
 
“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.