Aviation Safety Management Systems

Implement an FAA-Compliant SMS

Futurepast helps organizations create an implementation plan and implement a Safety Management System that meets organizational needs and satisfies FAA regulatory requirements. We work collaboratively with your management team and on-site professionals to ensure that the management system enhances your safety risk management practices and is fully integrated with existing (or improved) business practices at your FAA Part 139 airport (Class I, II, III or IV).

Upgrading Your Airport’s Safety Management System to FAA/ICAO Specifications

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration requires U.S. airports holding Part 139 certificates to upgrade their Safety Management Systems to FAA/ICAO specifications. Proposed requirements were detailed in a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) published on July 14, 2016.

The goal of the regulation is to supplement compliance-based safety management with a proactive approach to hazard identification and safety risk management. Airports and their tenants and customers will benefit from an organization wide approach to safety management. Such an approach empowers personnel to report situations that may constitute a threat to safe operations and to process information systematically, with the goal of preventing errors and accidents rather than reacting to them.

Safety management systems are based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act principles of internationally recognized environmental and occupational health and safety management systems. An SMS may be designed as a stand-alone management system or integrated with the aviation industry member’s existing operational or environmental management system.

Futurepast assists airports with the upgrading of their Safety Management Systems to meet the requirements of proposed federal regulations. We work closely with airport managers to ensure that the SMS you design and implement is compatible with your management culture and integrates seamlessly with your existing management systems.

Based on your requirements, Futurepast consultants will help you establish the SMS as a stand-alone system or one that integrates with your other management system practices and procedures. We will also assist you with the upgrading and streamlining of existing management system practices and the selection and implementation of software solutions, if desired.

Futurepast consultants have years of aviation and management system experience. We have served as consultants to both the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and to the European Aviation Safety Agency.

Please call us at 703-358-9127 or email us at count.carbon@futurepast.com for more information.