Blog posts tagged in Effective Aviation SMS

Sofema Online (SOL) looks at the various elements involved in an Aviation SMS Change Management Processes.


We all accept that there will be constant changes both within our organisation (internal changes) and within the greater aviation system, (both internal and external) including:

» Regulatory changes,

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the optimum organizational safety system behaviours to effectively monitor safety performance.

Introduction - ICAO identifies an SPI as a “a data-based safety parameter used for monitoring and assessing safety performance.”  By developing effective organizational SPIs, we are able to measure and manage the processes to ensure the optimum output with a focus on the precursors of potentially serious events, rather than current visible outcome.

Why to Use Safety Performance Indicators?

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Background related to Air Carrier (AC) operating Commercial Air Transport

Since the introduction of regulation 965/2012 European Operators have been working within the guidelines of a Safety Management System.

With the introduction of EASA Part CAMO, the SMS will be extended to cover also CAMO activities. An immediate challenge relates to the competence of existing Airline SMS Managers.

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Introduction by Sofema Online -

Starting the SMS Process

The primary goal of a general introduction is to focus on the understanding of the different processes associated with a compliant SMS. (Compliant with ICAO - Annex 19 & Compliant with EASA - Multiple Regulations) ATC - ANS- Airports - Operators - CAMO’s & Maintainers (AMO’s)

The Importance of the Management Commitment to the success of the SMS can not be understated, correctly implemented.

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