Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

IATA introduces I-ASC Survey to enhance safety through a safety culture

Posted 21 November 2017 · Add Comment

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and building a strong safety culture in compliance with the recently upgraded standards and recommended practices (SARPS) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

“Safe operations are underpinned by a safety-centric culture. I-ASC enables airlines to benchmark their performance on safety culture. In doing so, it feeds into the important process of continuous improvement that has helped to make flying the safest form of long-distance travel,” said Gilberto Lopez Meyer, IATA’s Senior Vice President, Safety and Flight Operations.

The existence and understanding of an airline’s safety culture is a prerequisite for successful and effective SMS implementation. I-ASC assists this process with objective self-assessment, leading to understanding and action.

Virgin Australia was one of the early adopters of the I-ASC survey and Michael Chapman, Virgin Australia’s General Manager Safety Systems said: “The I-ASC survey was really useful to allow us to review our results across different departments within our own business, as well as compare ourselves against others within the industry.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

UK boosts maritime presence with Wildcat

Britainís Royal Navy has deployed a pair of AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat HMA.Mk 2 helicopters to Al Musanna air base in Oman, near Muscat. The move is part of the wider UK maritime presence in the region, known as Operation Kipon.

Emirates launches new toys

Emirates has introduced new toys from the Emirates Fly with Me collection and Lonely Planet Kids activity kit bags for children travelling in all classes.

Significant growth in aviation jobs expected

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published the results of a global survey of Human Resources professionals in the aviation industry highlighting key challenges in talent acquisition, training and retention.

Boeing to acquire Millennium Space Systems

Boeing will acquire Millennium Space Systems, a provider of agile, flight-proven small-satellite solutions, under an acquisition agreement that will expand Boeing's satellite and space portfolio, talent and capabilities.

Gulf Air welcomes first A320neo

Gulf Air today welcomed the airlineís first Airbus A320neo, which landed in Bahrain International Airport at approximately 1600 local time.

Oman Air makes premium comfort amenities in time for Eid Al Adha

Oman Air makes premium comfort amenities available for all on selected flights in time for Eid Al Adha.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
Cargo BT1004091018MEBAA BT1004121218Aviation Africa BT0607280219GATM BT1004061118Istanbul Airshow BT22018AIME19BTA3005120219MarrakechAirshow BT2507241018MAPS18_BT1207131118BIAS BT271017161118ASDubai BT1004091018