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The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. All IATA members are IOSA registered and must remain registered to maintain IATA membership.
The total accident rate for IOSA carriers in 2013 was 2.5 times lower than the rate for non-IOSA operators. As such, IOSA has become a global standard, recognized well beyond IATA membership. As of October 2014, 154 (38%) of the 402 airlines on the IOSA registry were non-IATA member airlines. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
IATA is now offering IOSA Airline Auditor Training
IOSA Registered operators should request reports by login into our online system. Read the guidelines (pdf).
Non-IOSA Registered entities are asked to kindly complete the request form (doc) and return it to the IOSA team.
The IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices ISARPs, as published in the ISM, are applicable only to an operator that operates a minimum (i.e. one or more) two-pilot, multi-engine aircraft that have a maximum certificated takeoff mass in excess of 5,700 kg (12,566 lb) for the conduct of:
During an audit, ISARPs are applied only to those aircraft that are of the type authorized in the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and utilized in commercial passenger and/or cargo operations. Other owned or leased aircraft that are not of the type authorized in the AOC and/or not utilized in commercial air transport operations, will not be evaluated during an audit as they are considered outside the scope of IOSA. However, the existence of such aircraft will be referenced with an explanation in the IOSA Audit Report.
To schedule, undergo and successfully complete an IOSA audit, follow the steps outlined below:
Before the end of the validity period of your current audit results, reschedule and successfully complete a new audit.
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