IATA has launched a new Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) program for airlines not eligible for the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). IATA said ISSA is a voluntary safety audit program aligned with global best practices and created primarily for airlines that operate aircraft which have a lower maximum take-off weight (MTOW) than the 5,700 kg (12,566 lbs.) threshold for participation in IOSA. ISSA is also an alternative for airlines, such as some private charters whose business model ...

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