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IOSA Cerfitication

pie2eat
New Arrival

I understand from www.airlineratings.com website that Southwest is not IOSA Certified.
Is this true and if so, why has it not obtained IOSA certification?

 

Thanks,

Pie2eat

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Re: IOSA Cerfitication

rtbarron
Active Member

@pie2eat wrote:

Is this true and if so, why has it not obtained IOSA certification?

 

I imagine because IOSA certification is not mandatory and is expensive to obtain. Given stringent FAA oversight, U.S. airlines don't really need IOSA certification but choose to get it to avoid appearing unsafe relative to their peers. IOSA certification may be an indication that a certain level of safety has been achieved, but not having it does not mean that an airline is unsafe.