Safety Systems (SMS)


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Assistance and the Holistic Approach to Aviation Security

April 1, 2019, John Cauthen, Director of Aviation Security, MedAire Worldwide

Aviation threats and risks don’t only affect high-profile commercial operations. In fact, in some instances the threats may be more…

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Is Your Flight Department Stuck? Create an Operating Plan in 12 Steps

March 4, 2019, Steve Brechter, Senior Advisor of Operations, Gray Stone Advisors

Your flight department is likely very successful, having advanced through the stages of the IS-BAO registration process to Stage 2…

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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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The Difference Between Safety Risk Profiles and Safety Performance Indicators

February 5, 2019, Mark Hente, Senior Safety Manager, Baldwin Aviation Inc.

A question was recently posted as to the differences between a Safety Risk Profile (SRP) and Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs)….

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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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