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Jazz Aviation LP successfully completes fifth consecutive IOSA Safety Audit
HALIFAX, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - As a leader in aviation safety in Canada, Jazz Aviation LP (Jazz) is pleased to announce that it has once again successfully completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the benchmark for global safety management in airlines. Jazz was one of the first airlines in Canada to achieve IOSA registration in April of 2005. Jazz has completed the process every two years as required, and the 2013 audit marks the fifth successful audit.

"Safety is our top priority at Jazz and is one of the reasons our operational performance is industry leading," said David Deveau, Vice President of Safety, Quality and Environment. "The IOSA audit is an important recognition of the safety culture and the dedication to proactively managing risk at every level of the organization."

The IOSA audit is designed to assess operational management and control systems of an airline, using over 900 internationally harmonized standards and recommended practices. These IOSA standards were developed by more than 100 highly experienced airline professionals with assistance from Transport Canada, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, all under the guidance and direction of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Airlines that have been audited to full conformity with IOSA standards make a clear, positive statement about the integrity of their operations and their ability to manage the associated risks.

Jazz was also awarded top prize at the European Safety management Symposium in London, UK in 2012 - winning the first Innovation in Aviation Safety Management Award. Jazz's selection for this award resulted from their progressive integration of several existing systems into one holistic safety program that continues to enhance its safety culture and produce tangible results.

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is wholly owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. and continues to generate some of the strongest operational and financial results in the North American aviation industry.

There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout Canada and to and from certain destinations in the United States. In October 2013, Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 757 departures per weekday to 78 destinations in Canada and in the United States with a fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of five Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

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Manon Stuart (902) 873-5054 Halifax, Nova Scotia
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