Safety Management System Essay

4670 Words Oct 8th, 2011 19 Pages
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Abstract………………………………………………………………………….4
Introduction…………………………………………………………………......5
The International Civil Aviation Organization…………………………..…...7
Trainings………………………………………………………………………...9
Hazard and risk management for safety……………………………………10 From management strategies to safety…………………………………….13
The statistical evidence……………………………………………………....15 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………..18 Reference list…………………………………………………………………..20

Abstract

The aviation industry is one of the most exposed to hazards and risks, however aircrafts are the safer way to travel. Indeed safety management systems have been designed to make that industry as safe as possible. Those systems
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In the second one it will be explain how training is essential to improve organization operations through an ongoing learning system, followed by the third point that will treat two of the main activities of the SMS, the hazard and risk management. The fourth part will be an analysis of the 3 management strategies together with their participation in the improvement of SMS thanks to specific means. The last point will consist to prove, by the mean of statistics, that the management of aviation safety in recent years has really improved the performances and profit of companies as well as the safety defenses.

The International Civil Aviation Organization

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialized agency that depends on the United Nations. There are actually 190 contracting countries. Its main role consists on the elaboration of norms, which allowed a standardization of the international air navigation. The executive body of the organization, The Council, adopts and incorporates the new or review standards and recommended practices applicable to the different aviation sectors in contracting states 4(ICAO, 2010, §2). Every year is edited the Annual Report of the Council which treats the quasi totality of the air transportation aspects. Among them, there is a chapter on safety where are exposed the past year measures and results. At the

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