SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Airlines today announced that it again successfully completed the International Air Transport Association(IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA registry. The airline has been on the registry since 2006.
The IOSA Registry is a key element of IATA's efforts to promote global airline operational safety. In order to achieve IOSA Registration, Alaska Airlines satisfied more than 700 standards in eight operational areas, including flight operations, operational control, flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, aircraft ground handling, cargo operations and operational security.
"Alaska Airlines has an uncompromising commitment to operational safety and quality, and participating in the IOSA Registry is a natural extension of this commitment," says Chris Glaeser, Alaska's vice president of safety. "By completing the audit once again, Alaska continues to demonstrate that our operational safety and quality processes are consistent with those of the world's leading airlines."
The IOSA program contributes to improved aviation safety worldwide in a cost-effective manner by establishing a universally accepted set of safety audit standards and reducing the airline industry's reliance on redundant audits with varying standards. Preparing for or completing IOSA Registration is a condition of membership in the IATA, which represents more than 94 percent of international airline passenger traffic.
Alaska Airlines and sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve 92 cities through an expansive network throughout Alaska, the lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. This year Alaska Airlines celebrates its 75th anniversary, marking the airline's growth from a single-aircraft operation in 1932 to one of the largest U.S. carriers.
For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.
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