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How to Sell Aviation SMS to All Employees - Improving Safety Cultures

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Aug 21, 2019 5:17:00 AM

Three Ways to Encourage Participation in Your Aviation SMS

Many aviation service providers struggle with overcoming the difficulty of increasing participation and buy-in for their aviation safety management system (SMS). However, increasing participation in the SMS doesn’t have to be difficult. After all, it is not rocket science.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

4 Best Safety Practices for General Aviation Pilots

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Jul 11, 2019 6:07:00 AM

Safety Management Systems Not Just for Large Operators

When we think of safety management systems (SMS), it’s easy to think of big operations such as major airlines and large international airports.

General aviation pilots and smaller aviation service providers need their own safety management systems as well, albeit not as complex as those maintained by larger operators.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

Tips to Sharpen Aviation Risk Management Skills

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Jul 10, 2019 6:12:00 AM

Aviation Risk Management Skills Always Need Refining

Pilots have to be committed to safety.

At the end of the day, safety is the most important thing in aviation.

Whenever aviation service providers take risks with safety, they are possibly risking their own life and the lives of others.

An aviation professional who is successful in risk management is a person who is:

  • detail oriented;
  • excellent at prioritizing;
  • focused on continuing to sharpen skills;
  • interested in learning new risk management tools; and
  • staying current with rules, techniques, and practices within their field.
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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

Why Money Is More Important Than Safety in Aviation Safety Cultures

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Jul 5, 2019 6:03:00 AM

The Money Hungry Industry of Aviation

From what I have gathered over the years, every company seems to operate in the same way, money before safety.

Companies will think to themselves “How can I make money while still being safe?”

The problem with this mindset is that the word money comes first. If it were switched to say “How can I be the most safe while still making money?” there wouldn’t be much of a problem.

Today’s safety culture in aviation depends on whether money is going to be made, which is quite sad.

As I realize there are many safety implications set in place by the government, many companies like to run on the bare minimum safety standards to make the most money.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

Communicating Importance of Procedures in Aviation SMS

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Jul 3, 2019 6:09:00 AM

Procedures at Heart of Aviation Safety Management

I currently just finished my freshman year at San Diego Christian College (SDCC) enrolled as an aviation major seeking a career in commercial aviation. SDCC employs a third party who they rent aircraft and employ instructors from.

If I have learned one thing from my first year of training, it is that policies and procedures are everything, that is, they are more important than most people readily consider during everyday flight operations.

Procedures are very important to assure flight risk is managed to as low as reasonably practical. Flight procedures allow me to focus on exactly what I need, even though I may not be considering the reasoning behind a procedure before a particular flight. I know procedures are important for helping me to stay consistent, and safe.

Take offs and landings, emergencies, and maneuvers, all of which have procedures. Procedures remain at the core of aviation risk management and allow the aviation industry to enjoy continued success.

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Topics: 1-Safety Policy

What Should Your Aviation Safety Culture Look Like [Free Checklists]

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Jun 19, 2019 6:01:00 AM

Safety Culture More Than Policies and Procedures

In some places within the aviation industry, people believe that “safety culture” looks like a lot of rules and regulations. It looks like “the man” or a bunch of nerdy pencil pushers.

I don’t believe that’s what our safety culture does or should look like. I believe safety cultures in the aviation industry can look like so much more.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

What Is Success in Aviation Risk Management?

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on May 13, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Aviation Is Risky Business

Aviation, like any business, has elements of risk.

Whether it is a safety issue or a cost issue, the risk is very much a part of the aviation industry past, present, and future.

I believe it takes a certain kind of person to be successful in aviation risk management.

Yet what does success look like for an aviation safety professional?

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

How Money Shapes Safety Culture in Aviation SMS

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Apr 29, 2019 6:02:00 AM

How Money Can Affect the Way We Think about Safety

I find myself being an unsafe pilot all of the time, and so do many other pilots. Not in the sense of breaking safety regulations, such as flight and duty times, but by pushing personal limits.

Sometimes we pilots slander the IMSAFE checklist and push it to the side when preparing for a flight knowing:

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

How Aviation Safety Policy Affects Safety Assurance?

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Apr 15, 2019 6:07:00 AM

Aviation Safety Policy Influences Safety Assurance

Our global economy relies heavily on aviation SMS safety assurance activities to be carried out dutifully by aviation service providers.

The aviation industry is responsible for safely transporting goods and people all over the world. It is also responsible for employing millions of people in all corners of our globe. Without the aviation industry, our global economy would slow significantly.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

3 Inexpensive Ways to Promote Safety at Flight Schools & Other SMS Implementations

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Apr 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Aviation Safety Promotion Activities Don't Have to Cost Much

Every aviation safety program is on a budget and incorporating safety programs can sometimes be costly, but there are some ways to keep safety as a priority without spending a dime, such as

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

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