StandardAero implements flight safety management system
Feb. 23, 2009 – At StandardAero, safety is an absolute and the company is continually seeking new ways to identify and prevent hazards from occurring.
By Melissa Damota
At StandardAero, safety is an absolute and the company is continually seeking new ways to identify and prevent hazards from occurring. It has developed a safety initiative called the StandardAero Immune-SMS (Safety Management System) System, which provides a clear direction to strengthen their practices, systems and culture with one common goal: enhancing and improving flight safety.
“StandardAero will never compromise flight safety, going above and beyond the regulatory, legal, or acceptable minimum requirements,” said StandardAero President and CEO, Rob Mionis. “By implementing this system, StandardAero has become vigilant in identifying risks and threats to product quality and proactive in eliminating them. This allows the company to minimize the risk of future occurrences and provides peace of mind to our customers.”
StandardAero named the system Immune-SMS because it believes flight safety management should function much like the human immune system, continually and proactively seeking ways to identify and defend customers and the organization against hazards and unwanted flight-safety consequences. It recognizes that all employees, from senior leadership to front-line staff, are responsible for product safety. The main objective of the Immune-SMS is to expose safety hazards or vulnerabilities that can contribute to poor product quality or degrade safety. Once exposed, the company then prioritizes and implements actions to eliminate or minimize these key vulnerabilities.
The Immune-SMS program is not a computer system, database, slogan or poster. It is a strong commitment to equip employees with the knowledge, skills and enabling processes that allows StandardAero to anticipate possible threats to product quality and flight safety and empower them to act in the best interest of the operator. As a result, StandardAero’s Immune-SMS exceeds regulatory requirements for SMS coming into force in Canada and Singapore in 2009 as well as other jurisdictions in the future.
StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with $1.4 billion in annual revenue, specializes in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and nose-to-tail services that include airframe, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. The company, part of the DAE Engineering division, forms a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.
About DAE: www.dubaiaerospace.com
DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – DAE Capital, DAE Engineering, DAE Services, DAE Manufacturing, DAE Airports, and DAE Flight Academy.
Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometre airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.
DAE’s shareholders include the Government of Dubai, Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, EMAAR, ISTITHMAR World, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), AMLAK Finance.