Aviation Safety: SMS Solutions Worksheet

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This post is part of a series on safety management systems for business aviation.

Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) are an ICAO requirement. By not having a verifiable SMS in place, business jet operators may face denial of landing permits and other issues. As this requirement will eventually impact all business jet operators, both private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial), now is the time to begin the process of SMS implementation to conform with ICAO standards.

In order to properly implement and maintain your SMS program, you will need to select an SMS solution that best fits your operation. A comprehensive SMS solution will include components such as educational programs, software systems to integrate technological solutions, and access to SMS subject- matter experts, auditors, and quality-assurance personnel.

Because selecting an SMS solution can be complex, we have developed the following worksheet to assist you in determining the best solution for your operation:

Questions?

If you have any questions about this article, contact me at christinevamvakas@univ-wea.com.

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