Horizon Air achieves international safety standard

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Airlines' regional partner Horizon Air today announced it successfully completed the International Air Transport Association's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed

Horizon Air achieves international safety standard

SEATTLE, WA – Alaska Airlines’ regional partner Horizon Air today announced it successfully completed the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Registry.

“Ensuring a safe operation for our customers and employees is Horizon Air’s top priority,” said David Campbell, Horizon’s president and chief operating officer. “Participating in the IOSA registration audit is a natural extension to this commitment.”

The IOSA program is a key element of International Air Transport Association’s efforts to promote global airline operational safety.

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To be on the IOSA Registry, an airline must satisfy hundreds of standards and recommended practices in its operational areas, including flight operations, operational control and dispatch, maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling, cargo operations and operational security.

The weeklong audit, which takes place every two years, is conducted by an independent audit organization accredited by IATA.

The IOSA program contributes to improved aviation safety worldwide by establishing a globally accepted set of safety audit standards. IOSA registration is a condition of membership in IATA, which represents 84 percent of global air traffic. The IOSA program was created in 2003, and Horizon has been on the registry since 2006. Alaska Airlines has been on the registry since 2005, having completed the audit most recently in October 2013.

Horizon Air flies to 44 cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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