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Aviation Regulatory Organisations And Processes

5 June, 2023

The aviation industry is a complex and highly regulated industry which is critical to the global economy. The industry includes regulatory bodies that work and function to keep all businesses involved to strict guidelines ensuring maximum efficiency and safety.

In addition to safety organisations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), there are several other globally known aviation regulatory organisations responsible for overseeing various aspects of the industry beyond safety.

Regulatory organisations and bodies within the aviation industry are extremely important. Dealing with different laws and regulations across the globe, businesses in aviation have a lot of different rules and bylaws to consider. These regulatory bodies help keep all businesses within aviation held accountable and ensure that the laws are clear. 

BagsID works alongside all aviation regulatory organisations to make sure our business fits seamlessly with regulatory and security measures. Here are a few that we deal with regularly. 


International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)

The International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) is a global standard for airline safety management. It was developed by IATA to provide a standardised and systematic approach to airline safety management. 

The IOSA audit covers eight critical areas of airline safety management, including flight operations, maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling, cargo operations, security management, organisational management, and operational control and flight dispatch. Airlines that meet the IOSA standards are recognised for their commitment to safety and operational excellence.

The IOSA program is not mandatory for airlines, but many airlines choose to participate voluntarily. Airlines that participate in the IOSA program benefit from improved safety management and increased operational efficiency. The program also helps airlines to meet the safety requirements of regulators and customers.

BagsID partners with airports and airlines that operate within the standard IOSA practices, to ensure that our processes and procedures are working efficiently across the airport and airlines.


International Air Transport Association Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO)

The International Air Transport Association Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) is a global standard for ground handling safety. 

It was developed by IATA to provide a standardised and systematic approach to ground handling safety management. The ISAGO program assesses a ground handling company's operational management and control systems against a set of globally recognized standards and best practices.

The ISAGO audit covers seven critical areas of ground handling safety management, including organisation and management, load control, passenger and baggage handling, aircraft handling and loading, aircraft ground movement, cargo and mail handling, and aircraft de-icing. The program also helps ground handling companies to meet the safety requirements of airlines and regulators.

BagsID is highly operational within the ground handling aspect of airport and aviation regulations. We offer a solution to make sure handling is efficient, automated where possible and cost-effective for the airport as a business.


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation responsible for regulating civil aviation in the United States.

It was established in 1958 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The FAA's primary role is to ensure the safety and efficiency of the US airspace system. It does this by setting standards and regulations for aircraft design and maintenance, pilot training and certification, air traffic control, and airport operations.

The FAA also plays a critical role in the certification and approval of aircraft and aviation products. Manufacturers must demonstrate that their products meet the FAA's safety standards before they can be sold and operated in the United States. 

The FAA also oversees the inspection and maintenance of aircraft and aviation products to ensure they remain safe and reliable throughout their operational life.

BagsID products are developed in line with FAA regulations to help ease airlines and airports into using BagsID to better track baggage in order to appease the passenger journey and how airlines can contribute. 


Other Aviation Regulatory Bodies

Other regulatory bodies within the aviation sector include certain countries' commissions and authorities. An example being the UK Civil Aviation Authority. 

The UK CAA keeps track of and helps push policy to protect consumers, commercial aviation businesses, international aviation and even other flight regulations like drones and space. 

The CAA also helps facilitate safe and law-abiding innovation. These are the types of businesses that BagsID works closely with.

While baggage tracking is not a new idea, the way that BagsID is approaching baggage tracking is using the latest technology, which is new for any regulatory body to consider across the aviation industry. 


Why are these organisations important for businesses in the aviation industry?

The aviation industry is highly regulated, and businesses operating in this industry must comply with a range of standards and regulations to ensure the safety of passengers, crew, and cargo. 

The globally known aviation regulatory organisations play a critical role in developing and enforcing these standards and regulations.

As an operator within the aviation industry, BagsID will continue to comply and work with all regulation bodies to ensure that BagsID can easily be applied to airports and airlines globally. 

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