SMS for Small-Fleet or Private Operators
Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Tracks: Career Development, Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, UAS
Instructor: Chris Young, Pik West Insurance Agency
Safety management systems (SMSs) aren’t just for large, complex organizations; their elements can be applied to any type of operation, regardless of size. We’ll explore the use of SMSs for small and private operators and help attendees understand the effective use of risk-management principles as integral to the success of any vertical lift operation.
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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.