PART 91. Since 2006, corporate flight departments with international exposure have been required to implement an SMS per the ICAO SMS mandate. Some operators chose to pursue a quality management program such as the ISBAO, while the majority pursued a stand-a-lone SMS solution. Fast forward to 2022 and many operators are now looking for SMS support that ensures standard conformity, but more importantly, ways to fully benefit from their programs. Our team specializes in corporate flight departments using a robust program called the Collaborative Management Program that does it all. For new operators looking to adopt SMS, we provide a fully conforming SMS that meets all industry standards and ICAO requirements in about 3-days. As part of that process, we provide training and 12 months of professional management, that once you see how cost effective it is, you'll likely stay in the program.
PART 135. The FAA is planning to require all part 135 operators adopt and implement SMS as early as September 2022. Having done hundreds of programs for part 91 jet operators, which uses the identical standard means we can do in one week ,what can take you 3-years to do, and for a fraction of the cost you'll spend going it alone, avoiding the disruption, distractions and pitfalls that are typical during implementation.
PART 139. The FAA projected publication date for the SMS final rule is April 12, 2022 and would apply initially to 268 airports within the NPIAS. The other 276 airports will eventually voluntarily adopt the program over time, as the SMS becomes the industry standard. We have a broad range of options from initial planning to turn key implementations and everything in between. Call or email us today for a detailed proposal.
PART 145. For MRO's, adopting and integrating the SMS standard into your operation should be easy if you already have a QMS such as ISO 9001 or the 9100 standard. If you are starting from scratch, plan on a significant project that will take 1 to 3 years to fully embrace should you decide to "self-implement". In that case, we recommend you contract the initial implementation to phase 2 of the FAA maturity ladder, and then take over at that point. You will want to avoid the disruption and distraction that is typical in the early stages of the SMS implementation process. We have a program that meets that goal and can be accomplished in roughly 10-14 days. For more information and a detailed proposal, call or email us anytime.
Starting in 2004, I spent more than a year in the field working with a true SMS expert who taught me everything you need to know about planning, adopting and managing a robust safety management system. That experience, coupled with 25 years of aviation experience that included being a mechanic, flight instructor, flight engineer, pilot, check airman and advanced accredited auditor, allowed me to be in the right place at the right time.
Since 2006, I've done hundreds of sms implementations and hundreds of confirmation of conformity audits, (IASE, ISBAO, OHSAS standards) and continue to provide SMS support programs to a wide swath of some of the best flight departments anywhere.
While I have experienced SME partners I can call on when needed, and administrative support, for the most part, my primary partner is the client who knows their operation better than anyone. That relationship is key to ensuring a successful program remains in place over time, which is how I define my success.
I would be glad to send you a list of references and a detailed proposal for your project, call anytime.