Collecting ‘Predictive’ SMS Data

Safety Management Systems (SMS) is an important new three-letter word from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Federal Aviation Administration and national aviation authorities are following the ICAO guidelines and requiring SMS. For...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. William Johnson is the FAA chief scientific and technical advisor for human factors in aircraft maintenance systems. He spent more than 30 years as a senior executive and scientist for engineering companies specializing in technical training and human factors before joining the FAA in 2004. He is also an aviation maintenance technician and a pilot for more than 45 years.

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