Time Passes Quickly in the Aviation Safety Industry
Over a dozen years have passed since the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) required aviation safety management system (SMS) implementation by the following aviation service providers:
- Aircraft operators;
- Aircraft maintenance organizations (AMOs or MROs);
- Air navigation services providers;
- Helicopter operators;
- Approved training organizations; and
- Airport operators (certified aerodromes).
I'm surprised at how many operators still have not started their SMS. If you have just started your SMS, or are contemplating implementing an aviation SMS, there stands a good chance that your company already has some of the required SMS elements.
An SMS implementation consists of the four pillars and a dozen elements. There are considerable SMS documentation requirements. Are you ready?