Expectations Drive Aviation SMS Data Management Strategies
Since 2006, aviation safety management systems (SMS) have become a high priority for most aviation service providers as they attempt to find opportunities for:
- revenue growth;
- increased service offerings; and
- operational efficiency.
Due to regulatory requirements, SMS program implementations have become one of the most popular discussion points among aviation safety professionals. With exponential growth of safety data, safety managers struggle not to make significant progress in their SMS implementation, but to sustain progress and demonstrate continuous improvement!
In the early years of SMS implementations, regulatory and SMS auditors have relatively low expectations from service providers. As years pass, these SMS auditors become more sophisticated. Subsequently, their expectations of demonstrable and sustained continuous improvement increase.