Safety Systems (SMS)


After all the Industry Hyperbole, Conferences, and Congressional Hearings—Is Business Aviation Any Closer to Reliability In Aircraft Tracking?

September 12, 2017, Donald J. Chupp, President, Fireside Partners Inc.

GPS in every cockpit. Drones delivering pizza. Autonomous gliders trained to find thermals on their own. With the current state…


Protecting Your Data While in Flight

April 11, 2017, Rich Pilock, Vice President, Network Solutions and Strategy, Satcom Direct

Many think their data can’t be hacked—until it is. The Problem: Data theft or disruption of network systems is costing…


Achieving Simplicity in a Complex World of Safety

February 1, 2017, Sonnie G. Bates, Vice President/COO, Baldwin Aviation Inc.

Effective leaders deliver simplicity in response to complexity. (Harter, 2006, p. 77) Although anyone can be a leader in any…


Maximizing the Benefit: Applying Risk Management Tools to Achieve Operational Excellence

January 10, 2017, Louis A. Sorrentino III, CEO & Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

One of the benefits of an effective, enterprise-wide risk management program is the opportunity to break down pre-existing barriers between…


Emotional Buy-In to Your Emergency Response Program

November 9, 2016, Ian McAllister, Emergency Operations Director, Fireside Partners Inc.

On an intellectual level, having a comprehensive Emergency Response Program makes sense. That is why I have seen countless Program…


Focused IEP for Small Operators

September 12, 2016, Sonnie G. Bates, Vice President/COO, Baldwin Aviation Inc.

Internal control dates back to when operational complexity required one person to have custody of assets belonging to others (Wilson,…


The Airport Risk Manager’s ERM/SMS Dilemma

April 4, 2016, Louis A. Sorrentino and Mike Natale, CEO, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

So many projects, so little time…and money, and staff and resources and…. This may apply to two of the biggest…


Safety Culture…Continuous Nurturing Required

January 11, 2016, Bob Conyers, Sr. Manager, Safety Management, Baldwin Aviation Inc.

Culture is to organizations what personality is to individuals—every person has one and every organization has one. Whether that culture…


How Supply Chain/External Vendors Can Impact Your SMS Performance

September 8, 2015, Louis A. Sorrentino III, CEO & Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

For companies that have implemented a Safety Management System, the word “audit” has become an integral part of day-to-day operations….


On Approach with ASIAS

July 7, 2015, Chris Nielsen, Manager, Safety Share Programs, Baldwin Aviation Safety and Compliance

If we pause, take a look back and see how far we have come in our safety programs, we have…

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