Safety Management Systems in Aviation presents the quality management underpinnings of SMS. The four components that must be designed into proactive safety are: Safety Policy, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance, and Safety Promotion.
Including coverage on the cultures of regulatory organizations and expanded coverage on culture assessment, the book considers the nexus between cultural maturity and safety management performance. This third edition features new coverage of international requirements and implications for harmonization across international boundaries. In addition, the book includes new chapters and sections, examples, a hypothetical airline-oriented safety scenario, and case studies to enhance and reinforce student understanding.
The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate aviation students taking Safety Management and Aviation Safety courses. It also functions as a valuable reference tool for SMS practitioners.
Prologue: Quest Airlines
Chapter 1 Introduction to SMS
Chapter 2 History and Evolution of Safety
Chapter 3 Safety Culture
Chapter 4 Principles of Quality Management
Chapter 5 Accident Investigation and SMS
Chapter 6 Hazards
Chapter 7 Risks
Chapter 8 Controls
Chapter 9 Taxonomies
Chapter 10 Process-Based Safety Risk Management/Safety Assurance
Chapter 11 Managing the SMS
Chapter 12 Tools and Analysis Methods
Chapter 13 SMS Effectiveness
Chapter 14 Concluding Thoughts on the Future of SMS
Epilogue: Quest Airlines Story