An Airlines IOSA certification is an important factor of AviRates' Airline safety Assessment.
What is IOSA and why is it important?
The IOSA certification audit is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation
system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an
airline. IOSA uses internationally recognised audit principles and is designed to conduct
audits in a standardised and consistent manner. Airlines are re evaluated every two years.
Registering for IOSA certification and auditing is not mandatory therefore an airline that does
not have IOSA certification may have either failed the IOSA audit or alternatively chosen not
to participate. Small regional airlines generally don't do the IOSA audit purely because of the
cost to a)have the audit conducted and b) to implement the likely required changes.
Of course flying with an airline that is IOSA certified doesn't mean you "wont have a crash" nor
does it mean that an airline without IOSA isn't safe, but a pasenger can have comfort knowing
that an IOSA certiified airline does comply with the most stringent of rules and practices governing
aviation safety. Todays results revealed that IOSA certified airlines had a crash rate three times less
than those airlines not on the IOSA registry.
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