Australia and IATA sign MoU to utilise Operational Safety Audit

    Australia‘s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) announced (10-Jul-2017) it 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. CASA will use IOSA following the signing of a MoU with IATA. IOSA will help reduce the number of audits foreign airlines need to undergo in order to operate to and 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.