Safety Systems (SMS)
By now, most organizations seem to be well on their way to developing their pandemic operating plan, how they will continue to do business in a pandemic environment. In business aviation, the plan must detail how you will move people from location to location, stay compliant, and meet your responsibility and defensibility goals.
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.
Mention the acronym GUMPS to just about any fixed wing pilot and watch their eyes move upward and to the right. Their neurolinguistics are probably showing you they are visually remembering: gas, undercarriage, mixture, props and safety. It is a tried-and-true mental checklist and litany that has served, and saved, many a pilot
Empirical Safety Data Finally Emerges Regarding Masks and Face Coverings. It May Not Be What You Expected.
More than six months have now passed since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) became an international household word. Paradoxically, only until recently has any demonstrable evidence surfaced to evaluate the recommendations coming from the health community.
Much is being written these days about the shifting of “normalcy,”’ given the global COVID-19 pandemic. What we have come to understand as “normal” in business aviation today has changed dramatically in just a few short months.
Downtime used to be hard to come by. Remember just a couple of months ago when the pace of operations…
I have been fortunate to have advanced my safety management career while working for one of the nation’s commercial airlines…
In hindsight, it is fair to say that the world was ill‐prepared to cope with the COVID‐19 pandemic. Although not…
Detection vs. Prevention Much has been written about the key elements of a Safety Management System (SMS). According to the…
During these uncertain times, employers are relying on their internal programs to assure employees and customers alike that operations can…
- Safety Resources
- Airmanship Skills
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations
- Cyber Security
- Talent Pipeline
- Safety Training
- Safety Systems (SMS)
- Safety Regulation
- Human Factors
- Safety Culture & Promotion
- Medical Support & Training
- Emergency Response & Family Assistance
- Book Reviews
- Airmanship Skills – Upset Recovery Training
- Risk Management and Flight Training for UAS Operations
- SM4 Safety Poster Series
- Links to External Resources