Safety Systems (SMS)


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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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Vetting and Selecting a Supplemental Lift Provider

September 12, 2018, Donald J. Chupp, President, Fireside Partners Inc.

Most organizations that own and operate their own aviation assets are not very keen on bringing in an external lift…

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Why You Need a “Business Aircraft Use Policy”

September 10, 2018, Steve Brechter, Senior Advisor of Operations, Gray Stone Advisors

In today’s era of IS-BAO, most flight departments have a well-defined and documented Flight Operations Manual, which clearly outlines the…

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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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Evaluating Safety When Selecting Air Charters

March 6, 2018, Craig M. Conrad, Aviation Emergency Response Specialist, Fireside Partners Inc.

“When travelers arrange an on-demand charter flight, they do so believing the flight will be safe. They implicitly trust that…

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What is the Best SMS Tool? – YOU ARE!

February 5, 2018, Christopher Young, Director of Safety Solutions, Baldwin Aviation - Safety & Compliance

Do you remember the old U.S. Army recruiting posters depicting “Uncle Sam” and the slogan, “I Want You”? It might…

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Eliminating Confusion within your SMS – SPIs, SPTs vs KPIs

December 8, 2017, Louis A. Sorrentino III, CEO & Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

For those operators within IBAC’s IS-BAO and IS-BAH programs who are voluntarily developing and implementing a Safety Management System (SMS)…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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