Safety Regulation


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The Bedrock of Aviation—Standard Operating Procedures… Consider the Variables!

October 30, 2020, Louis A. Sorrentino III, CEO & Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

Aviation is all about standard operating procedures and their more-beloved acronym “SOP.” With the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on staffing levels, operators have had to make some hard decisions, whose impact may not be readily apparent. This article illuminates the risk in assuming SOPs are, in fact, standards.

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The Journey to the New Normal: is Your Organization Prepared to Resume Operations?

April 29, 2020, José L. Muñoz, Senior Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

In hindsight, it is fair to say that the world was ill‐prepared to cope with the COVID‐19 pandemic. Although not…

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Preparing for and Understanding Remote ID

March 26, 2020, Colin Romberger, Chief Pilot, DARTdrones

Over the last decade, Civil Aviation Authorities worldwide have had to tackle the challenge of integrating unmanned aircraft into traditional…

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Culture: The Foundation of a Safety Management System (SMS)

March 26, 2020, Steve Brechter, Senior Advisor of Operations, Gray Stone Advisors

Detection vs. Prevention Much has been written about the key elements of a Safety Management System (SMS). According to the…

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Aviation Operations in the Year of the Coronavirus

March 23, 2020, Louis A. Sorrentino III, CEO & Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

During these uncertain times, employers are relying on their internal programs to assure employees and customers alike that operations can…

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Working to Assure System Safety

March 4, 2019, Louis A. Sorrentino III, CEO & Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

Managing a flight department today requires teamwork to assure compliance with the multitude of regulations impacting the conduct of operations…

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Are you Ready for Thermal-Runaway?

October 5, 2018, Louis A. Sorrentino III, CEO & Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

Thermal runaway has been on our radar for a while, as you will surely remember the Japan Airlines B-787 that…

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Do You Think You’re Ready? An Inside Look at Gaining the Most Benefit From an Audit

May 9, 2018, Louis A. Sorrentino III, CEO & Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

After a recent independent operational safety audit conducted on a high-profile flight department, the director of aviation commented that he…

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Doing Something is Better Than Doing Nothing…Or is It?

August 7, 2017, Sunshine McCarthy, Director of Training, Baldwin Safety & Compliance

There is an old saying, “Doing something is better than doing nothing.” However, doing “something” isn’t always the best or…

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Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Unmanned Aircraft Operations

August 10, 2016, Josh Olds, Vice President of Operations, Unmanned Safety Institute (USI)

In June 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its long-awaited rules governing the commercial use of small Unmanned Aircraft…

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