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Choosing Key Performance Indicators in Aviation SMS - with Free KPI Resources

Posted by Christopher Howell on Nov 20, 2018 7:56:00 AM

Using Safety Key Performance Indicators in Your Aviation SMS

Most aviation safety professionals today are managing their aviation safety management systems (SMS) using automated tools. These full-featured SMS database tools allow safety managers to easily classify issues according to many criteria.

Safety managers benefit from using SMS databases because they can more easily analyze trends to bring pressing concerns to management.

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Tips Using Aviation Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Statistics - Free KPI Resources

Posted by Christopher Howell on Nov 13, 2018 11:49:00 AM

How to Use Key Performance Indicator Statistics?

Aviation safety management systems (SMS) revolve around the four ICAO pillars:

KPI statistics can be effectively used in each of these four pillars to monitor SMS performance.

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How to Automate Key Performance Indicator KPI Monitoring in Aviation SMS

Posted by Christopher Howell on Nov 11, 2018 9:39:00 AM

Why Monitor Aviation Safety Key Performance Indicators?

Safety assurance is the third ICAO pillar or component of aviation safety management systems (SMS). While practicing safety assurance, aviation service providers focus on safety performance monitoring and measurement. Monitoring activities include constantly reviewing the effectiveness of established safety risk controls.

Safety risk controls are established under the safety risk management process and typically performed during proactive hazard analysis when safety teams perform safety risk assessments.

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SMS First Steps: KPIs

Posted by Nichole Kruger on Oct 23, 2018 5:45:00 AM

What Are KPIs?

KPIs, or key performance indicators, track performance in business, quality, and safety. Understanding and using KPIs is a crucial part of SMS.

SMS can track hundreds of data points, especially when using advanced SMS software. Use data tied to objectives and goals to get the most from your KPIs.

Selecting key indicators helps to focus on the outcomes. Looking at all the data can be overwhelming. Much of it will be irrelevant to measuring performance.

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Topics: Key Performance Indicators, 2-Safety Risk Management

KPI Dashboard Monitoring Guidelines for Aviation SMS - with Free KPI Resources

Posted by Christopher Howell on Sep 18, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Presenting Key Performance Indicators to Managers

A KPI key performance indicator remains the most effective means to communicate and monitor aviation service providers' goals and objectives related to the aviation safety management system (SMS). These dashboards offer the most value when they are:

  • Focused on Organizational Key Objectives;
  • Free From Clutter;
  • Easily Personalized for Individual Managers;
  • Secured From Unauthorized Personnel;
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How to Compare Your SMS KPIs with Industry KPIs - with Free KPI Resources

Posted by Christopher Howell on Sep 1, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Why Compare Trends in Aviation SMS KPI Data?

Curiosity and upper management may frequently demand that safety managers create reports from safety data that compares their operations with their competitors or with a national, regional or global "average."

Displaying hazard reporting data over time increases managements' understanding of the real performance of airline and airports' safety processes.

Safety managers at all but the smallest aviation service providers are required to monitor the performance of their aviation SMS using data accumulated from the SMS documentation processes and detect trends.

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5 Tips for Controlling Aviation Key Performance Indicators - with Free KPI Resources

Posted by Christopher Howell on Aug 25, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Are Your Key Performance Indicators Out of Control?

Most aviation safety managers never went to business school. Otherwise, there would be fewer problems and mistakes relating to key performance indicators (KPI) management.

After spending over a dozen years providing SMS implementation support to aviation service providers around the world, we have repeatedly seen similar mistakes that could be prevented had the safety managers had more training or information revolving around aviation key performance indicators.

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7 Tips for Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Monitoring Strategy - Free Resources

Posted by Christopher Howell on Aug 19, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Realizing Value from Key Performance Indicators

KPIs allow managers to focus on activities that are important to your operations. Understandably, many of these activities may also be important to your civil aviation authority.

Safety managers today are expected to come up with a list of their company's KPIs. After creating their list, they need to track them religiously with the objective of identifying trends and focusing risk management efforts on identified problem areas.

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6 Sources for Aviation Key Performance Indicators - with Free KPI Resources

Posted by Doug Walker on Aug 9, 2018 6:00:00 AM

How Do You Set Key Performance Indicators

Most safety managers consider aligning their operation's key performance indicators with organizational objectives, such as

  • "Lost Time Injuries,"
  • "Employee Turnover," and
  • "Seats Sold."

These KPIs are commonly

  • operational,
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Top 5 KPIs in Aviation Safety - Free KPI Resources

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 18, 2018 5:48:00 AM

What Are the Top 5 KPIs in Aviation Safety

We recently analyzed the key performance indicators (KPIs) of hundreds of aviation service providers around the globe, and used our data to assess what the most common KPI concerns are for the aviation industry.

The top 5 KPIs in aviation safety based on our data are KPIs related to:

  1. Death;
  2. Processes not followed;
  3. Bird/wildlife strike;
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