Posted on: 03 December 2014 by Ross McSweeny
Alaska Airlines’ regional partner, Horizon Air, has successfully completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and will now be renewed on the IOSA registry.
The IOSA programme is a system used by IATA to promote global airline operational safety. To be on the IOSA Registry, an airline must satisfy hundreds of standards and recommended practices in areas including flight operations, operational control and dispatch, maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling, cargo operations and operational security.
The IOSA programme was created in 2003, and Horizon has been on the registry since 2006. Alaska Airlines has been on the registry since 2005, having completed the audit most recently in October 2013. The week-long audit takes place every two years, and is conducted by an independent audit organisation accredited by IATA.
“Ensuring a safe operation for our customers and employees is Horizon Air's top priority,” stated David Campbell, Horizon's president and chief operating officer. “Participating in the IOSA registration audit is a natural extension to this commitment.”