Australia and IATA agree safety audit MoU
Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will now use the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) as a tool to complement their oversight of non-Australian registered airlines operating to and from Australia.
IOSA is an evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.
CASA’s use of IOSA will help reduce the number of audits foreign airlines need to undergo in order to operate to/from Australia—while maintaining a high level of safety oversight through adhering to the global standards and recommended practices which are the basis of IOSA.
Australia is the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to use IOSA as part of its safety oversight of airlines.