IATA, EASA to collaborate on sharing safety data
Almasalla Arab Travel Portal News – IATA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have agreed to share safety information and joint analysis of safety trends to help identify important safety issues.
The analyses will primarily be based on the information derived from the EASA Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) program and the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
The two organizations believe this collaboration could help improve the safety auditing process, including the Third Country Operators (TCO) assessments and authorization requirements of the European Union (EU).
EASA executive director Patrick Ky said: “Partnering with IATA on data sharing is a major stepping stone towards our common goal to promote the highest possible level of safety in aviation. This close and pragmatic relationship with industry will, in particular, facilitate the demonstration of compliance to the new rules affecting non-EU airlines.”
IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler said: “Safety is aviation’s highest priority and IOSA is the global benchmark for airline operational safety management. Working together through this information and trend-sharing partnership will contribute to making aviation even safer, while offering the potential to optimize the audit processes.”
IOSA is a requirement of IATA membership, and a further 150 airlines that are not members of IATA also participate in the program. SAFA ramp inspections are random safety inspections on a given aircraft and its crew, focusing on flight preparation and the technical condition of the aircraft. Approximately 11,000 inspections are recorded every year.
Source : ATW