Safety Management Systems for Aviation Practitioners is based on the highly successful Safety Management Systems (SMS) Principles, Theory and Application course taught by the MITRE Aviation Institute. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has required all countries to mandate SMS for their aviation service providers, including air operators, airports, air traffic services, and maintenance organizations. Design and manufacturing organizations will also be required to comply. These organizations need not only the theory of SMS, but practical examples of how they can make SMS work in their organizations. This is the only book on SMS that is written for the practitioner. It is a must-read professional resource for anyone who works in aviation, not just safety professionals. Over 1500 students from more than 50 countries have received MITRE's in-class training. Now, every member of your organization can receive the benefit of this training at their own convenience by reading this accessible, dialogue-style book which mimics the experience of being a student in class. SMS principles and theory are included as background along with examples from actual organizations of SMS lessons learned and best practices that can be applied to the reader's organization. An "instructor" teaches the detailed theory and principles, but "fellow students" share a collection of real-life obstacles and solutions compiled by MITRE from classes taught during the last five years. Case studies are provided and the reader is asked to work through exercises to learn to apply their newly obtained knowledge.
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