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Air Transat renews IOSA registration under updated programme

Canadian tour operator Transat AT Inc´s Air Transat carrier subsidiary said that it has now become the first airline in the world to renew its International Air Transport Association registration based on the E-IOSA methodology.

This latest more follows a stringent audit recently completed with success, the carrier said. Air Transat has been registered under the International Air Transport Association´s IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) programme since 2008.

IOSA provides a standardised audit program for airlines´ operational management and control systems, based on internationally recognized standards and supported by a quality assurance process that aims at improving operations and safety in the airline industry.

The programme 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 cargo operations.

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 programme, which will be mandatory for IATA member companies from 2015.

Air Transat is a holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3m passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 25 countries aboard its fleet of Airbus wide-body jets. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat AT, an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries.

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