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Promoting Safety in Iran

Promoting Safety in Iran

Safety continues to be IATA’s top priority. A workshop on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) was hosted by the Civil Aviation Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CAO.IRI) in September 2016 in Tehran. Thirty-six participants attended the two-day workshop, which included representatives from 10 airlines and from the CAO.IRI. The IOSA program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. IOSA registered airlines have consistently demonstrated a better safety performance record compared to non-IOSA registered airlines. The workshop covered all aspects of the IOSA program, including the enhanced IOSA (E-IOSA) project, IATA SMS (Safety Management System) strategy, and the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) program.

From the 11-14 December, 2016, a workshop on IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) was delivered. Thirty-seven participants attended representing 9 Ground handling companies and the CAO.IRI. The workshop addressed the different pillars of the ISAGO program, and the aviation industry Ground Service Provider (GSP) registration scheme. This scheme primarily aims to create safer ground operations and cost benefits by reducing the risk of aircraft damage, personnel injuries, and eliminating redundant audits by airlines. As of 1 October 2016, the number of registered GSPs in the ISAGO Registry was over 200, with almost 400 registered stations in over 260 airports worldwide. ISAGO auditors have performed over 1,300 audits since its inception in 2008.




In additional to the ISAGO workshop, an IOSA briefing session was held on the 12 of December, 2016 to further raise awareness and understanding of safety and operational benefits that are achieved through implementation of IOSA for both airlines and regulatory bodies. The session included 55 participants from airlines and the CAO.IRI.


A great example of IATA collaboration with states was accomplished through a Safety Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) of Iran and IATA. This lays the foundation for future cooperation and safety-related related engagements between the CAO.IRI and IATA.

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