Safety Management Systems in Aviation

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Overview

"This book covers the essential points of SMS. The knowledgeable authors go beyond merely defining it; they discuss the quality management underpinnings of SMS, the four pillars, risk management, reliability engineering, SMS implementation, and the scientific rigor that must be designed into proactive safety." This comprehensive work is designed as a textbook for the student of aviation safety, and is an invaluable reference tool for the SMS practitioner in any segment of aviation. The authors introduce a hypothetical airline-oriented safety scenario at the beginning of the book and conclude it at the end, engaging the reader and adding interest to the text. To enhance the practical application of the material, the book also features numerous SMS in Practice commentaries by some of the most respected names in aviation safety.
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Table of Contents

Prologue Quest Airlines 1

Ch. 1 Introduction to SMS 13

Ch. 2 History and evolution of safety 39

Ch. 3 Principles of quality management 63

Ch. 4 Hazards 109

Ch. 5 Risks 129

Ch. 6 Controls 153

Ch. 7 Taxonomies 169

Ch. 8 Process-based safety risk management/safety assurance 181

Ch. 9 Managing the SMS 203

Ch. 10 Tools and analysis methods 219

Ch. 11 Implementing an SMS 251

Epilogue Quest Airlines 283

Index 291

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