Airport Safety Management Systems (SMS)
JDA's hallmark is aviation safety
JDA is a MITRE-licensed SMS training organization (MITRE is contracted to support the FAA with the implementation of SMS pilot programs and training in the U.S.). The JDA airport SMS team is passionate about aviation safety and has extensive real-world experience in developing the programs, interfaces and manuals that comprise a robust airport SMS.
Advancing an airport from the current Part 139 protocol to a fully functioning airport safety management system (SMS) is about closing gaps in safety communication and culture; and gathering, analyzing, and migrating safety event data.
To develop a successful airport SMS, JDA's airport SMS experts work with each individual airport to identify and close gaps while working with the data to ensure successful completion of the requirements to develop and implement an airport SMS consistent with AIP Program Guidance Letter 13-06 Safety Management Systems.
The JDA airport SMS team uses its extensive SMS expertise, training, and materials to analyze the airport's current safety program against the FAA AC 150/5200-37A SMS Framework for Airports and the FAA Airport SMS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) with a safety gap analysis (SGA). Our SMS team will also complete a safety cultural assessment (SCA) of airport employees and staff, collecting both quantitative and qualitative data to help establish a baseline of the airport's current safety culture. Results from the SGA and SCA identify strengths, shortfalls, and opportunities for implementing a robust SMS. Using the data from the SGA and SCA, the team will work collaboratively with the airport staff to address all the SMS shortfalls and develop the necessary policies, procedures, and programs stipulated in FAA AC 150/5200-37A SMS for Airports.
The key to a successful SMS project is the planning and design work that defines how long the project will take and who needs to be involved. JDA's project and program managers organize and help develop the airport's plan to define the commitments and resources that will ensure the SMS program's success.
With input from the airport staff, JDA's airport SMS team writes the SMS manual using our SMS manual template that follows the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and FAA SMS Manual content model for airports.
Safety Event and Hazard Reporting
JDA SMS experts have hands-on experience serving as subject-matter experts for two SMS software manufacturers and integrating reporting solutions for airports air carriers and air traffic. This extensive experience equips the team with in-depth SMS reporting knowledge to guide your airport to an SMS reporting system that integrates seamlessly with other part 139 tools. The airport SMS team maps the technologies need profile during the gap analysis phase of development to assist the client in defining, acquiring and integrating the appropriate reporting solution. JDA's goal is to identify and implement the best solution for the airport by leveraging legacy systems that remain critical and integrating SMS functionality as needed.
The JDA solution result is an SMS that follows FAA AC 150/5200-37A and meets the criteria for the SMS regulation that will be required by law in the 2012-2014 timeframe, as well as longer-term SMS objectives of shared data across airlines, airports and the FAA. Though these outcomes are of paramount importance, the JDA airport SMS team also works with each airport team to develop an individualized SMS solution to improve the safety, teamwork, and operation of the airport.
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