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Audit Disciplines

IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)

The industry needs a common safety benchmark that crosses borders, alliances, and business models.  IOSA is that benchmark.

– Giovanni Bisignani, IATA Director General & CEO

IATA launched the IOSA program in 2003 as the first internationally accepted audit standard and is now recognized as the ‘benchmark’ audit program. mba received its accreditation as an Audit Organization (AO) from IATA in 2004 and remains today one of only six companies in the world to hold this honor. As an AO, mba has built a team of highly qualified Auditors possessing years of executive level experience in the aviation industry. Each Auditor completes and maintains current training through the IOSA Auditor Training (IAT) program.

As the ‘benchmark’ audit program, IOSA assesses operational management and control systems to certify airline safety.

IOSA Standards

  • Corporate Organization and Management Systems (ORG)
  • Flight Operations (FLT)
  • Operational Control – Flight Dispatch (DSP)
  • Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance (MNT)
  • Cabin Operations (CAB)
  • Ground Handling (GRH)
  • Cargo Operations (CGO)
  • Operational Security (SEC)

the IOSA Registry

Airlines that have completed an IOSA and cleared all findings are placed on the IOSA Registry. Airlines included in the IOSA Registry have proven conformity with the IOSA Standards and have incorporated the industry’s latest safety and management practices. Airlines must complete an IOSA every two years, and clear all findings, to remain on the IOSA Registry.

Airlines included in the IOSA Registry are committed to offering the highest quality of safety to their customers. These airlines benefit from cost and efficiency savings and, more importantly, increased customer confidence and a reputation as a trusted member of the aviation community.

mba’s Audit Team provides the tools and knowledge necessary to guide you through the process of becoming IOSA Registered and to assist in the maintenance of IOSA Registration. mba guarantees independent and impartial Audits conducted by our team of skilled and experienced Auditors.

IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO)

Modelled after the IOSA program, the ISAGO program was implemented by IATA in an effort to reduce ground accidents and injuries for Aircraft Ground Handling Service Providers (GSPs). Similar to IOSA, ISAGO was developed using internationally recognized audit principles and assesses organization and management at headquarter and station levels.

ISAGO Standards

  • Organization and Management (ORM)
  • Load Control (LOD)
  • Passenger Handling (PAX)
  • Baggage Handling (BAG)
  • Aircraft Handling and Loading (HDL)
  • Aircraft Ground Movement (AGM)
  • Cargo and Mail Handling (CGM)

 Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) Audit for Executive Air Services

In an effort to reduce redundant audits that consume valuable time and resources, Air Charter Safety Foundation introduced the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) in 2009.  This program is designed for FAR Part 135 and 91(k) Operators to assess their compliance with applicable FAA Regulations, ACSF IAS, and eligibility for ACSF Registration.

As one of only two companies in the world accredited by ACSF, mba’s Audit Team provides the tools and knowledge necessary to guide you through the process of completing an Audit under the ACSF IAS and becoming a member of the ACSF Registry.  ACSF Registered Operators benefit from a less costly and more efficient audit process while proving their commitment to providing the highest level of safety to their passengers.

The ACSF IAS assures

  • Operator’s Safety & Regulatory Compliance
  • Operator’s Committment to the Highest Safety & Compliance Standards
  • Audit Companies (ACs) & Auditors are Accredited by ACSF
  • Audit Process Maintained by an Independent Review Board

 Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS)

Introduced by Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), the BAR Standard was developed in response to an industry specified need for a global safety audit standard.  Many mineral industry companies contract air operators in order to support various missions in a variety of environments.  These air operators maintain fleets ranging from small single engine heli-craft to large jet aircraft.  In order to manage the risk assessment in these types of missions, FSF created a system identifying threats posed to air operators and then matching these threats to associated control, mitigation, and recovery measures.

Through the BARSoft database, BARS member organizations are able to share air operator Audit Reports and therefore reduce the cost and frequency of these audits in addition to mitigating risk and executing the safest operations.

Accredited by FSF since 2011, mba’s Audit Team provides the tools and knowledge necessary to guide you through the process of completing an Audit under the BAR Standard and becoming a member of BARS.