IATA has released IPM Edition 12 Temporary Revision 4 (see below) with effect 1 July 2020. The TR introduces the following:
IPM 7.3.2 Operators currently registered on the IOSA registry, which are not under a validated claim of Extenuating Circumstances for Audit Conduct, during the period starting 01 July 2020 and until further notice, shall be required to submit to IATA a completed operator questionnaire (Form SAR.F23), and re-submit this form every two calendar months.
The initial submission shall be made within 10 calendar days of the above effective date, and re-submission shall subsequently be made by the last day of the month of every two (2) calendar months.
Note: Any information reported through form SAR.F23, which falls within the scope of IPM 7.7.1, will be considered as reported by the Operator and does not need to be reported separately.
IPM 7.3.3 Failure to submit form SAR.F23 as required in IPM 7.3.2 may result in the temporary suspension of the Operator, until successful submission of the form.
IPM 7.3.4 Successful conduct of a regular full-scope onsite Renewal Audit after 01 July 2020, and subsequent closure of such Audit, with the IAR approved and available for sharing, shall relieve an Operator from the obligation to submit form SAR.F23 as required in IPM 7.3.2.
IPM 9.9.7 IATA shall provide an online Operator Questionnaire (Form SAR.F23), aimed at capturing relevant information about an Operator during the COVID-19 crisis. Such Questionnaire shall serve the purpose of information sharing among operators and regulators.
IPM 9.9.8 IATA shall ensure the Operator Questionnaire, as specified in 9.9.7, is made available to interested parties under the same processes and limitations applicable to IARs, as specified in IPM 9.9.
The TR also provides a note to IPM 7.7.1 regarding circumstances for operators to self-report any circumstances or conditions that significantly affect or have the potential to significantly affect the management system and/or operations of the Operator. The note states “Any information reported through form SAR.F23, which falls within the scope of IPM 7.7.1, will be considered as reported by the Operator and does not need to be reported separately.”
IPM Edition 12 – Temporary Revision 4
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