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4 Pillars | What Safety Assurance Really Means in Aviation SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 13, 2017 5:59:00 AM

Definition of Aviation SMS Safety Assurance

Safety assurance is the 3rd component in the aviation SMS 4 pillars. Long story short, safety assurance is defined by monitoring the safety management system. Such monitoring comes in many important forms, some of which are rather obvious and some of which are often overlooked.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance, Quality-Safety Management

5 Ways to Prepare for Aviation SMS Audits

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 1, 2017 6:03:00 AM

First Thing to Prepare for Aviatoin SMS Audits

Audits can be extremely stressful. Especially if things haven't been going well in your aviation SMS program in terms of perfromance or implementation. At this point, there's only one thing that you need to do before anything else:

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

Importance of Aviation SMS Programs for Small Providers

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 31, 2017 6:53:00 AM

Why Small Operator Need Safety Management Systems

Aviation SMS programs are not just for large operators. Small aviation service providers are in just as much need of a safety program as larger operations. Of course, small and large service providers will have different requirements, but the same principles and benefits of safety management systems are the same for both large and small aviation service providers.

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

Return on Investment for Aviation SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 27, 2017 6:24:00 AM

How SMS Affects Companies’ Finances

While the safety benefits are often stressed far more than the financial benefits of aviation SMS programs, this is a mistake. When companies benefit financially from a safety program, what this means is that they benefit financially because the safety program is actually improving safety.

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

How Integrating QMS and SMS Will Improve Aviation Safety Audit Performance

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 23, 2017 6:01:00 AM

Benefits of Integrating QMS and SMS

Historically, quality management systems (QMS) and safety management systems (SMS) have been implemented and managed as two entirely separate entities. Today this separation persists in many, if not most, companies. This is an unfortunate fact because integrating QMS and SMS provides a great opportunity for organizations to:

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management


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