SunWest Airlines has successfully completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), renewing its certification. While this certification is not a mandatory requirement for air carriers, SunWest voluntarily participates to ensure it is utilizing the most up-to-date safety best practices.
"Passenger and employee safety has always been our top priority," said Director of Maintenance Dennis Barnes. "As an industry leader in safety, we have a responsibility to undertake these kinds of initiatives. We are incredibly proud of our team members who go above and beyond each day to keep us operating safely and reliably."
The IOSA audit covers all aspects of an airline’s operations affecting flight safety including maintenance, flight operations,
inflight, ground handling, cargo transportation, safety and security, and company management. IATA’s IOSA program is
an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess an air carrier’s management systems,
processes, and controls against approximately 900 standards and recommended practices, spanning eight separate
organizational disciplines. IOSA registration creates a standard that is comparable on a world-wide basis and is designed
so that operational safety audits are conducted in a standardized and consistent manner.
SunWest is one of the fastest growing carriers in the United States. With hundreds of daily flights, SunWest has established itself as a leader in both business and leisure air travel by providing customers with honest and transparent prices.
Founded in 1980 with a handful of prop aircraft, SunWest has grown into a major carrier, operating the latest jet aircraft, all while maintaining the same award-winning customer service approach that got us where we are.