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Quick Question Answered – SMS Implementation

ARSA has submitted comments to EASA’s Notice of Proposed Amendment regarding Safety Management System requirements. To continue its work on the issue, the association has collected feedback (and will take more, see below) from the industry regarding progress towards implementing SMS.

A February 2013 study from the Center for Aviation Safety Research (CASR) at Saint Louis University found the majority (52 percent) of repair stations had not yet started any SMS development activities. The report also found that larger repair stations were more familiar with SMS and further along in implementation than are smaller ones. In support of its comments to EASA, ARSA sought to capture a “snapshot” of ongoing industry efforts.

The association asked “Have you taken any steps towards establishing an SMS?” and 38 repair stations answered. :

Click here to access a downloadable version of this InfoGraphic.

There was a small but consistent number of respondents within each company size category, which were based on ARSA’s regular membership structure. Considering the portion of individuals in each category reporting their company’s establishment of an SMS, those in larger organizations — particularly those with more than 200 employees — were more likely to have have taken steps towards program establishment.


Add to the Data…

The original survey is still open to collect addition information regarding SMS adoption. If you did not participate in the original “quick question,” you should take a moment to provide your company’s experience:

Note: The question is displayed in its own, embedded window. If the “Submit” button is not visible on the screen, you must scroll within the survey window in order to submit your response.

If the embedded survey does not appear/load, open the survey independently by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sms-2019.

Click here to see what questions have been asked and answered…and keep a lookout for more.



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