A preparation for the IOSA audit always means a lot of work. Now the situation is further complicated: the operations are reduced, availability of staff is limited and often the experts are even leaving the companies, both voluntarily and involuntarily, taking their know-how away. Moreover, due to travel restrictions, IATA is introducing a remote renewal audit as an addition to the usual on-site audit – simplified, yet a potentially more complex process as it is another new thing for airlines to deal with in current challenging times. Initial registration audits remain possible on-site only.
Based on years of Lufthansa Consulting’s experience in supporting airlines in audit preparation, it is clear to us that as in other areas of the business, apart from the technical expertise, the most important factor is a robust strategy, followed by a structured and consistent execution.
The ultimate benefit of passing the audit is obvious – the safety. But do not underestimate also indirect benefits, such as increased reputation, market recognition and cost savings due to more efficient processes. If you are preparing for an initial or renewal audit in any form and need support, do not hesitate to contact us. We are ready to support you!