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US Airways Recognized For Its Safety  
User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3653 times:

US has done an excellent job safety wise, and here are two stories to prove it.

The first story is out of the employee website, so I can't provide you with a link, but I will copy and paste the story.


US Airways scored extremely high in a safety audit recently conducted for the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

“This is an international safety audit that establishes a common global performance standard, and compares us with every airline in the world that undergoes the inspection, said James Schear, vice president of safety and regulatory compliance. “And we finished at the top of the industry.”

The audit inspected 785 specific safety-related areas in four broad categories: corporate organization, flight operations, operational control and maintenance.

The final report will show that US Airways has not a single finding, or area of non-compliance with IATA standards, Schear said.

“To have no findings in 785 audit categories is unheard of,” Schear said. “It clearly demonstrates the skill of the audit coordinator, Director of Internal Evaluations Eduardo Cidade and the departmental coordinators. The auditors said we were the best airline they had ever seen. I am extremely proud that every one of our safety-related departments performed so well, an indication of this airline’s deep and abiding commitment to operating safely.”

IATA developed the audit program at the request of the three major marketing alliances -- Star Alliance, OneWorld and Sky Team -- in an effort to establish global performance standards. So far, 35 airlines have been audited, including two U.S. carriers, US Airways and Chautauqua. Audits are required every two years.

US Airways first underwent the IATA Operational Safety Audit in 2003 to be a fully qualified participant in the Star Alliance.

When the FAA approved the audit procedure last year, FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey said, “This new audit accreditation program is an important step toward achieving a single international set of audit standards that will make flying safer.”


I am not 100% certain, but I believe this is the first time any airline has not been found with a single finding. It is really amazing the job they have done.

The second story I will provide a link too.

Congrads on a well done job US!


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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3640 times:

That's excellent news. Most airlines that were on the brink of bankrupcy ( Pan Am,TWA,Tower Air,Valujet,SouthEast and Jetsgo ) always took maintanence shortcuts.

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User currently offlineCMB320 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 420 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

How did the other 10 major US airlines rank?


User currently offlineToTheStars From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 1):
That's excellent news. Most airlines that were on the brink of bankrupcy ( Pan Am,TWA,Tower Air,Valujet,SouthEast and Jetsgo ) always took maintanence shortcuts.

I'm sure your expert opinion is based on something?

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

It's too bad their safety seems to be all they have going well for them.


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