Safety Management System (SMS) has great potential to improve operational efficiency, safety performance and reduce hazards. The FAA and most Part 121 air carriers have been engaged in an SMS pilot program for several years. A similar FAA SMS pilot program was also conducted with about 20 Part 139 airports. The air carriers and airports, that participated in the SMS pilot program, gained tremendous benefit from working with the FAA .They will have the advantage of their SMS being fully or nearly implemented, when the final SMS rules are published requiring air carriers and airports to comply.
Landmark Aviation, which is both a Part 145 and Part 135 operator, recently joined the FAA SMS pilot program and should be commended for its participation especially, when there is no FAA SMS rule on the horizon for the 135 and 145 operators. There is no doubt that Landmark will gain tremendous value from their SMS program applied to the company’s business aviation, general aviation and airline aircraft repair services that they provide.Share this article: