THE IATA OPERATIONAL SAFETY AUDIT (IOSA) PROGRAM IS AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AND ACCEPTED EVALUATION SYSTEM DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL SYSTEMS OF AN AIRLINE.
ARGUS PROS is one of six IATA accredited Audit Organizations globally eligible to perform the IOSA audit. Held to the highest standards, ARGUS auditors go through retraining annually.
STANDARDIZED AUDITS OFFER SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS TO BOTH AIRLINES AND REGULATORS.
Some of these benefits include:
- Reduction of costs, audit resources, and insurance premiums for airlines and regulators
- Updated standards that reflect regulatory changes and industry best practices
- Quality audit program under the continuous stewardship of IATA
- Structured audit methods, including standardized checklists
- Elimination of audit redundancy
- Development of auditor training courses for the airline industry
In addition to streamlined, quality audit principles, airlines that successfully completes the audit receives an IOSA Audit Report (IAR). This is an official record of the audit that includes the results of the audit. A copy of each operators IOSA Audit Report is in the IOSA Registry. To view an IAR can go to the registry and ask for a copy of the report.
IPV (IOSA PREPARATION VISIT) IS AN IDEAL, PROACTIVE RESOURCE TO ASSESS READINESS AND CONFORMANCE BEFORE THE AUDIT.
Prior to the audit, conducting a IPV helps reduce findings and avoid costly corrective actions. Because of updated standards and changes in the audit process we recommend the IPV. During a IPV, we evaluate the management team, general state of the operation, find needed changes and help you develop/implement corrective actions.
E-IOSA (ENHANCED IOSA) IS A GREAT MILESTONE FOR IMPROVED OPERATIONAL SAFETY, SECURITY, AND QUALITY FOR THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY
The E-IOSA enhances the scope and value of audit result, providing you with benefits such as:
- Recommended practices through internal assessments (throughout the 24-month registration period)
- Completing a conformance report showing upheld standards before each audit
- Conducting ongoing internal assessments against ISARPs
- Conducting an on-site renewal audit every 24 months (as well as developing a standardized internal audit procedures and processes).