Southern Air passes IOSA safety audit

SOUTHERN Air has become the fifth US-based all-cargo carrier to pass IATA’s operational safety audit (IOSA) and be registered as an IOSA-compliant airline. The other US IOSA-registered carriers are UPS, FedEx, Atlas Air/Polar Air Worldwide and ABX Air.Brian Neff, Southern Air’s president, said, “We are incredibly pleased that Southern Air’s safety programme has earned IOSA registration. [IOSA] is the benchmark for global safety management in airlines, and we are very pleased that our strong and long-standing commitment to safe flight operations has been recognised.”The IOSA programme is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. IOSA is designed to conduct audits in a standardised manner. More information on IOSA can be found at http://www.iata.org/ps/certification/iosa/.Southern Air operates a fleet of 17 747 freighters.

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