How HUMS Enhances SMS Programs

Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Tracks:
Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Josh Kethan, GPMS, and Chris Young, Tour Operator Program of Safety

Safety management system (SMS) programs help organizations run more effectively, efficiently, and safely through proactive/predictive risk management. Health and usage monitoring systems (HUMSs) directly support SMS programs through organizational fleet health visibility, improved awareness of issues through automated alerts, and empowerment of everyone to take ownership of safety and risk management through clear and unfiltered communications.

Instructor Bio

Josh Kethan is head of customer success at GPMS. He is a licensed A&P with 19 years of helicopter experience and has worked on many different airframes, including the Bell 206, 407, 427, 430, and 412; the Sikorsky S76; and the Airbus AS350/Eurocopter EC145. He has experience in the oil-and-gas, air ambulance, and commercial air charter industries. Prior to joining GPMS, Josh held roles in field maintenance, quality assurance, training, reliability, tech support, and as the director of maintenance for a Part 135 helicopter operation.

Chris Young has 28 years of aviation and leadership experience in the US Navy, the air medical sector, the aircraft manufacturing industry, aviation safety, and technical publications, with over 2,900 flight hours as a pilot. He understands the unique complexities aircraft operators face when implementing an SMS and can offer practical guidance on conducting safety and quality analyses, hazard assessments, incident investigations, compliance evaluations, continuous improvement opportunities, and aviation insurance.

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