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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.

Selection Considerations For an Aviation Document Management System

Selection Considerations For an Aviation Document Management System
Date:
13 Feb 2019
The selection criteria for an aviation document management system (DMS) can be many and varied but there are a number of key elements that must be taken into consideration when looking to improve an airline’s processes in this important area.

How to maintain currency, compliance, consistency and oversight in an Aviation Document Management System

How to maintain currency, compliance, consistency and oversight in an Aviation Document Management System
Date:
11 Feb 2019
Once a complete set of manuals has been approved and distributed, airlines need to ensure that they remain current, comply with regulations and there is oversight on changes required. In addition, consistency is a key aspect of the process as this ensures both ease of viewing but, of importance, ease of change. An aviation document management process never stops and indeed cannot afford to remain static such is the fast-moving nature of an airline organisation.

How to Prepare For Your Airline's Next Audit Deadline

How to Prepare For Your Airline's Next Audit Deadline
Date:
28 Mar 2018
Airline organisations, no matter how small or large. hold a great variety of complex, structured documents and data, which can make the task of managing them difficult and often overwhelming. However, when it comes to the auditing process, an airline must be able to provide to Regulators a true record of changes made to specific OEM and operational manuals. These recorded activities must be relevant to the airline’s respective quality management system and are normally linked to that airline’s quality objectives.

Here's How to Demonstrate Document Compliance to Airline Regulators

Here's How to Demonstrate Document Compliance to Airline Regulators
Date:
22 Jan 2018
Document management is arguably one of the most vital tasks to undertake within an airline’s organisation and it’s no secret that the amount that needs to be managed can become overwhelming. But the fact remains: it is a crucial part of meeting compliance, safety and audit requirements on a regular basis.

You only get what you pay for

You only get what you pay for
Date:
27 Jun 2017
You'll have heard these a thousand times: “You only get what you pay for,” “you don’t get anything for nothing” and my personal favourite – “buy cheap, buy twice”. These are all clichés as old as the hills but as true today as ever. 

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