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Indonesia AirAsia and Ravn Alaska pass IATA safety audit
15 August 2018

Indonesia AirAsia and Ravn Alaska both passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

Indonesia AirAsia is an Indonesian associate carrier of Malaysian low-fare airline AirAsia. Its main base is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. It started operating flights in 2005 and uses eighteen Airbus A320-200 aircraft.
The airline suffered one accident. In December 2014 all 162 on board flight QZ8501 were killed when the aircraft crashed into the Karimata Strait following a loss of control.
Between July 2007 and July 2010 Indonesia  AirAsia was on the EU list of banned air carriers.

Ravn Alaska (corporate name Corvus Airlines) is a regional airline that specializes in serving the small communities in the US state of Alaska. It was founded in 1948 as Economy Helicopters and was later renamed Era Helicopters. In 1988, Era Helicopters formally changed its name to Era Aviation. The airline later split up the helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft divisions. The fixed-wing airline became Era Alaska, which changed its name to Ravn Alaska in 2014. It currently operates a fleet of ten de Havilland Canada DHC-8-100’s.

The IOSA programme is an evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. IOSA uses internationally recognised quality audit principles and is designed to conduct audits in a standardised and consistent manner. It was created in 2003 by IATA.  All IATA members are IOSA registered and must remain registered to maintain IATA membership.

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