SriLankan Airlines, as part of its efforts to maintain the highest standards as the trademark national carrier, has renewed its registration under the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) for 2016-2017 in conformity with the standards introduced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The IOSA assesses the airline on eight operational scopes. The audit is conducted by an IATA-accredited audit organisation in accordance with the IOSA programme manuals and the standards that are published in IOSA standard manuals. Even though the assessment mainly focuses on operational areas, it also includes accountability of organisational management functions relevant to aviation safety. The IOSA programme is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. The IOSA-registered airlines are subject to renewal assessments every 24 months. All IATA members are IOSA registered and must remain registered to maintain the IATA membership. SriLankan Airlines first attained the IOSA operator status in 2006 and has retained its registration since then.