LINCOLN, NE – After an audit by the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) earlier this year, Duncan Aviation’s Flight Department received its Stage III Safety Management System (SMS) Certification in April 2017.
“The significance of this certification to Duncan Aviation is the independent recognition and verification that our SMS is not just operational but mature,” says Mike Brown. “Safety for our customers, team members, and everyone living in the communities around our facilities is something we care deeply about as a company. This certification recognizes that our Flight Department is operating in a manner that is as safe as possible.”
The goal of SMS is to identify risks and implement policies and procedures company-wide that will mitigate those risks. For instance, fatigue is a recognized risk throughout the aviation industry, for members of maintenance teams, as well as members of flight crews. Duncan Aviation took a proactive look at issues related to fatigue and strengthened and formalized policies to prevent on-the-job fatigue.
For the purposes of SMS, the company has to apply for two different certifications: One for the flight department, which schedules and flies in-house business flights and charter flights and provides pilot services, and one for the repair station side of the business, which involves maintenance, paint, avionics, engines, etc.
Duncan Aviation is currently implementing an SMS on the repair station side of the business.
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah, and more than 20 other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with local support and the quickest response to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.
For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero