Safety Systems (SMS)


Aviation Travel Risk Management

February 3, 2020, Kara O'Connell, VP Global Marketing, MedAire, Inc.

Recent high-profile events have raised a lot of questions regarding travel safety. The downing of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 and the outbreak of the novel coronavirus have raised concerns for those who travel and operate in those regions. In today’s volatile environment, an integrated travel risk management solution is both a business imperative and a best practice.


The What, Who and How of Australia’s Transportation Security Program for Aviation Operations

December 6, 2019, Jason Starke, Director of Standards, Baldwin Aviation - Safety & Compliance

Planning on flying your corporate aircraft to Australia? The country has made changes to its Transportation Security Program. Get the details.


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…


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….


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…


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),…


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…


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…


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…


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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