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How Safety Performance Management Supports Your SMS

How Safety Performance Management Supports Your SMS
Date:
18 Apr 2019
Safety Performance Management is a key requirement for a functioning SMS. Implemented properly, it will give management an indication of how the business and its processes are performing in terms of meeting its safety objectives. Furthermore, the safety information provided will enable management to make informed and robust, data driven decisions. This is achieved through the identification and monitoring of SPIs that are (ideally) linked to the organisation’s safety objectives.

The four principles of an Aviation Safety Management System (SMS)

The four principles of an Aviation Safety Management System (SMS)
Date:
15 Apr 2019
Although their details will change subtly from organisation to organisation, the main four principles of a aviation safety management system (SMS) are:   Policy Risk management Assurance Promotion

How to encourage voluntary reporting to support a safety management system

How to encourage voluntary reporting to support a safety management system
Date:
2 Apr 2019
The effectiveness of an airline’s safety management system (SMS) is often measured by the number of reports it receives, therefore, providing an environment and technology that encourages voluntary reporting is a critical dynamic in a fully functioning SMS. The problem some airlines face is how to develop such an approach when voluntary reporting has traditionally been low. Although a difficult thing to achieve, it is possible with appropriate management commitment and communication and it is acknowledged that the safest airlines in the world have a higher than average level of voluntary reports. One thing in common to all of these airlines is that safety is taken seriously at an enterprise-wide level.

The value of aviation-specific technology for your document management

The value of aviation-specific technology for your document management
Date:
22 Mar 2019
Technology has been one of the biggest driving factors for the airline industry of late - from improving efficiency to increasing compliance and safety. Due to new advancements in technology, such as innovative aviation software solutions like document management systems, have been able to reduce costs and improve operations. As a result, this kind of technology has been the key to better connectivity and enhanced experiences for both airline employees like flight crew as well as passengers .

How to improve your safety management system by maintaining a good reporting culture

How to improve your safety management system by maintaining a good reporting culture
Date:
18 Mar 2019
A safety management system (SMS) is supported by the establishment of a good reporting culture, and this can only be achieved if an airline has an enterprise-wide approach to safety and a positive, supportive human resource management structure.  The purpose of this article is to provide a high-level overview of the main issues that can influence the reporting culture in an organisation.

How Safety Performance Indicators Help Airlines Improve Their Safety Management System

How Safety Performance Indicators Help Airlines Improve Their Safety Management System
Date:
12 Mar 2019
In November 2019, revision 1 to ICAO Annex 19 became extant. Consequently, your regulator is likely to start taking a deeper interest in your Safety Management System. Specifically, the need to demonstrate continuous improvement in safety and to show how you are achieving your stated safety objectives will come under increased scrutiny. This is because ICAO will start to audit NAAs to determine their compliance with the new Annex 19 which, in turn, will result in them taking a keener interest in your SMS. How you go about demonstrating that you are meeting these emerging requirements starts with your organisation’s safety policy and its objectives.

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