Why SMS in Maintenance? Workshop
Thursday, March 7 | | 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N253
Maintenance/Technical Issues Track
This session, presented by the HAI Technical Committee, will simplify the safety management system (SMS) process for maintenance organizations of medium to moderate complexity and is intended to pave the way for successful SMS implementation. Not only is there a safety benefit to adopting SMS, it also provides various cost benefits and increased operational efficiency. From a purely business point of view, there’s no reason to wait to improve efficiency and reduce safety risks. The workshop will be of significant value to decision makers at all levels as they strive to achieve aeronautical excellence.
This workshop’s objective is to develop participants’ knowledge of key SMS elements and provide them with the necessary skills to utilize the benefits of SMS. Attendees will gain an understanding of SMS fundamentals and other topics, including the development and implementation of SMS programs for compliance with the requirements of the International Civilian Aviation Organization, International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations, Federal Aviation Administration, and Transport Canada. This program will be beneficial for all aviation personnel, accountable executives, and directors of operations, safety, quality assurance, and maintenance.
Richard Komarniski, President of Grey Owl Aviation Consultants Inc., a leading provider of human-factors training has been active in the aircraft maintenance field since 1974. He holds Canadian and U.S. pilot and aircraft maintenance engineer licenses and has worked as a director of quality assurance, base engineer, and airworthiness inspector. Komarniski has dedicated his time since 1991 to developing and facilitating human-factors workshops for the aviation maintenance community as well as safety management system training for organizations. Additionally, Komarniski enjoys sharing his ideas on aviation safety through industry publications and at association conferences.