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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

IOSA symposium held in Urumqi


The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) held the CCAR-129-IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Symposium on foreign carriers operation and surveillance in Urumqi, China, on August 20-23. Vice Minister Li Jian of CAAC, Senior Vice President Guenther Matschnigg of IATA Safety, Operations and Infrastructure, and Capt. Len Cormier, International Civil Aviation Organization’s chief technical advisor for the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Project-North Asia, attended the meeting. Representatives from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), US Federal Aviation Administration, IATA, CAAC and other airlines attended the meeting and underscored the need to unify audit standards and implement surveillance and management. During the symposium, Li and Guenther discussed the cooperation between CAAC and IATA together with Jiang Huaiyu, director of the CAAC Flight Standard Department. The two reached agreement on the following: 1. CAAC will participate in the supervision committee of IATA for IOSA. Also, CAAC will send an observer to participate in related meetings and trainings of IATA and in the audit of IATA on member air carriers. CAAC will share IOSA audit resources and data from IATA, and implement supervision on air carriers. 2. To perfect management rules of CAAC on airlines, IATA will provide standard documents to CAAC on the following aspects: a. Airline ground operation control, such as load and balance, ground deicing, aircrew and maintenance responsibility; b. On cabin safety, the requirements for certification and management of flight attendant inspectors and instructors and flight attendant training; c. Development and implementation integrated safety management system for airlines; and d. Management methods of airlines on freight agents and shippers.

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