Statement on Air Canada safety

7 December 2023

There are media reports relating to a draft of an audit by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) of Transport Canada’s implementation of ICAO’s standards. It is important to note it was not an audit of the safe operation of Canadian aircraft. 

For Air Canada’s part, we have our own rigid internal safety processes. These are evaluated and audited regularly by the International Air Transport Association, the global airline association consisting of 300 members. The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) is the gold standard for evaluating safety for airlines and passing it is a condition of membership. 

Our most recent IOSA audit was concluded in November and Air Canada passed with exemplary findings, well above the average. Additionally, we continually engage with other aviation organizations and authorities around the world to promote safety and to share best safety practices.






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