June 13th, 2013
One way of looking at the relationship is to consider that SMS puts the flesh on the HF Skeleton. A strong organizational SMS system can deliver not just added safety but added value too.
It is early days in the evolution of the implemented SMS systems so significant data is not in abundance, however that SMS works and has a bearing on Human Factor behaviour is shown by looking at the Accident statistics for 2012 which was the safest year on record relative to the size of aviation business activities.
It is a fundamental wish of all businesses to operate effectively and to receive an acceptable return on the underlying investment.
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June 6th, 2013
This blog raises discussion points concerning Compliance and Performance Auditing in Aviation – understanding the difference between Aviation Compliance Audits and Aviation Performance Audits.
As we know certain areas of the business, (In aviation these are many) can be described as high risk.
For these area, among the many mitigation's employed are audits which can play a significant role, to establish ongoing conformity with company processes and procedures.
What is Conformance ? Conformance is associated with a standard or drawing for example in connection with form fit or function for example. Within an environment of Compliance we have many instances of Conformance.
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