TAROM has obtained the fourth renewal of its IOSA registration
IOSA is an internationally recognized and accepted system designed to evaluate the operational management and control system of an airline. IOSA uses internationally recognized safety standards and recommendations. The program is designed to allow audits to be performed in an independent, coherent and standardized manner, with a periodicity of 2 years. This year, IATA has issued a renewed TAROM certificate valid until 6 May 2016.
TAROM was first audited in May 2006 and recorded in IOSA at the beginning of the year 2007. Audits are performed by IATA-accredited audit organizations. The audit highlighted the fact that TAROM has established and implemented a solid management system in the field of safety and quality throughout the organization.
The most recent audit to renew the registration verified compliance with over 900 Standards and Recommended Practices (ISARPs) by IOSA in 8 operational areas for the company: organization and management, flight operations, passenger cabin operations, operational control of flights and dispatching, ground and passenger service operations, cargo operations, security management and technical maintenance of aircraft.
In 2011, IATA has launched an improved IOSA program (E-IOSA) whose basic idea is to integrate IOSA standards and recommendations (ISARPs) into the internal audit program of operators, so as to achieve continuity of compliance with them. TAROM voluntarily accepted participation in E-IOSA. TAROM auditors in the Flight Safety and Quality Department included verification of ISARPs' compliance with internal audit programs and prepared a Compliance Report, which was submitted to the IATA-accredited Audit Organization, which contracted the IOSA audit of TAROM.
"Flight safety is our top priority. For a top carrier such as TAROM, the IOSA renewal reaffirms that our operations are in line with global standards in civil aviation around the world and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safety and quality in all operations and services provided to our customers. The result of the audit is proof of the dedication of all our employees to passenger safety. ", said Mr. Christian Heinzmann, CEO of TAROM.
The IOSA standards are based on ICAO standards and best practices in the aviation industry and are fully available to the public, being posted free of charge on the IOSA website, www.iata.org/iosa . Customers can easily identify if the airline they use for travel is registered with IOSA, on the IATA website.