Safety Management Systems in Aviation

Safety Management Systems in Aviation

By (author) Alan J. Stolzer , By (author) Carl D. Halford , By (author) John J. Goglia , Series edited by Professor Sidney Dekker , Series edited by Dr. R. Key Dismukes , Series edited by Captain Daniel E. Maurino

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Although aviation is among the safest modes of transportation in the world today, accidents still happen. In order to further reduce accidents and improve safety, proactive approaches must be adopted by the aviation community. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has mandated that all of its member states implement Safety Management System (SMS) programs in their aviation industries. While some countries (Australia, Canada, members of the European Union, New Zealand) have been engaged in SMS for a few years, it's just now emerging in the United States, and is non-existent in most other countries.This timely and unique book covers the essential points of SMS. The knowledgeable authors go beyond merely defining it; they discuss the quality management underpinnings of SMS, the four pillars, risk management, reliability engineering, SMS implementation, and the scientific rigor that must be designed into proactive safety.This comprehensive work is designed as a textbook for the student of aviation safety, and is an invaluable reference tool for the SMS practitioner in any segment of aviation. The authors introduce a hypothetical airline-oriented safety scenario at the beginning of the book and conclude it at the end, engaging the reader and adding interest to the text. To enhance the practical application of the material, the book also features numerous SMS in Practice commentaries by some of the most respected names in aviation safety.

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  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 793.78g
  • 02 Nov 2008
  • Ashgate Publishing Group
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Aldershot
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • includes 80 figures & 22 tables
  • 0754673049
  • 9780754673040
  • 563,506

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Alan J. Stolzer is Professor of Applied Aviation Science at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, Carl D. Halford is a Researcher at MITRE Corporation, USA and John J. Goglia is an Adjunct Professor at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University, USA

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'Managing safety in aviation has been elevated to the next level with the current emphasis on Safety Management Systems. Safety Management Systems in Aviation describes SMS as a proactive, preventive risk management process that includes hazard identification and mitigation, tools for gathering data, and methods of analysis. This book contributes significantly to the literature in the field of aviation safety and will be an invaluable source for all aviation safety professionals.' Gary J. Northam, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA 'Finally, the aviation industry has recognized that effective safety management systems are necessary in today's complex operating environments. Fortunately, a fascinating, yet comprehensive guide to the organization, management, and successful implementation of these processes is now available. In Safety Management Systems in Aviation, Stolzer, Halford and Goglia have produced the definitive SMS manual; richly detailed and loaded with relevant, real-world examples. This book should be required reading for every aviation safety student and professional!' Capt. Jim Walters, M.A.S., Former Director of Safety, TWA, FOQA and ASAP program manager

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