Safety Systems (SMS)


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Enhancing the Value of Safety Management Systems Metrics

September 10, 2019, Shannon Rupe, Senior Project Manager, Gray Stone Advisors

When it comes to aviation metrics, “What gets measured gets improved.” While this is a seemingly simple statement, the big…

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Process in the Post-IS-BAO World

July 18, 2019, Steve Brechter, Senior Advisor of Operations, Gray Stone Advisors

Recently, I asked a successful aviation director what the most significant driver of operational performance is in his flight department….

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Decompression Illness Following Explosive Cabin Depressurization

May 30, 2019, Paul W. Buza D.O., F.A.C.N., Medical Director, Southern AeroMedical Institute

Decompression illness (DCI) is not just a scuba diving phenomenon. It can also be seen in aviation following a high‐altitude…

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Building Safety Management Capacity in Aviation Organizations

May 30, 2019, Jason Starke, Director of Standards, Baldwin Aviation - Safety & Compliance

Over the last decade, aviation organizations have been preoccupied with implementing safety management systems (SMS), aviation safety action programs (ASAP),…

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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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