Air Transat, first airline in the world to renew its IOSA registration under the Enhanced IOSA methodology
“Air Transat maintains its leadership in safety management by meeting
the highest international safety and operational management standards,”
says General Manager Jean-François Lemay
MONTREAL, Aug. 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Transat, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc. that has been registered under the
International Air Transport Association’s IOSA (IATA Operational Safety
Audit) program since 2008, has now 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
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
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.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it
carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 25
countries aboard its fleet of Airbus wide-body jets. The company
employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of
Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more
than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over
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