Safety Systems (SMS)


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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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Making your Risk Assessment Tool a STAR

October 1, 2020, Mark Myers, Senior Safety Manager, Baldwin Aviation Inc.

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

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Empirical Safety Data Finally Emerges Regarding Masks and Face Coverings. It May Not Be What You Expected.

August 28, 2020, Donald J. Chupp, President, Fireside Partners Inc.

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.

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The “New Normal” in Aviation Safety

August 3, 2020, Steve Brechter, Senior Advisor of Operations, Gray Stone Advisors

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.

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Reimagining Mastery Through Anaheim Peppers

June 1, 2020, Tony Kern, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer, Convergent Performance

Downtime used to be hard to come by. Remember just a couple of months ago when the pace of operations…

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A Safety Manager’s Mantra: Share Selflessly and Steal Shamelessly

June 1, 2020, Mark Myers, Senior Safety Manager, Baldwin Aviation Inc.

I have been fortunate to have advanced my safety management career while working for one of the nation’s commercial airlines…

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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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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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The Bedrock of Aviation–Integrity

March 2, 2020, Louis A. Sorrentino III, CEO & Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

The key to improving aviation safety isn’t simply having a well-designed and implemented SMS. That program must be supported by engaged leadership and adhered to with integrity. Learn what that means.

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