Aircraft lessors could provide unique data to SMS and ASIAS, which would help understand the meta data and the solutions to the carrier’s unique problems.Read More
The ultimate goal of the Safety Management System discipline is to proactively identify risks. Everyone in the organization must be actively involved in being aware of potential risks, identifying them to the SMS committee and investing in the solution selected.
How well is Part 117 being implemented? The SMS experience has shown that solutions designed to respond to a specific airline’s profile are preferable to many universal regulatory fixes. Maybe here, too?
The Helicopter Association International appointed Dr. Steve Sparks as Director of Safety. HAI’s selection was indicative of the new mode of regulator/regulated cooperation, and Dr. Sparks’ experience should add to HAI’s capacity to work with the FAA in this new regulatory approach.
Two stories suggest that the FAA’s new SMS safety program, which has been heralded as reducing safety risks, might be an effective tool to address this WAVE of problems in hazmat shipping.
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In order for a new policy to be understood, the FAA would be wise to help explain the why and how the new compliance policy was applied in these two cases.
The FTA and the FAA are collaborating on using Safety Management Systems (SMS) on all future FTA projects. SMS is the basis of the FTA Safety Program using data to proactively identify, avoid and mitigate risks to safety. The lessons of the FAA and SMS should migrate beyond the FTA.
Boeing’s new airplane safety data project expects a 140-fold increase in the annual data generated that will contribute to both developing integrated solutions and reducing the cost of operating and manufacturing. As Boeing initiates this project, SMS experts should be included in the design team.
The NTSB determined that an Execuflight flight crew mismanaged the approach and multiple deviations from standard operating procedures and due to those failures, caused the November, 2015 crash in Akron, Ohio. Small Part 135 operators can use Safety Management Systems (SMS) to minimize the risk evidenced by this sad NTSB determination.