An FAA mandate for safety management systems (SMS) at repair stations should be scalable, results from a recent survey suggest. The survey, conducted by St. Louis University's Center for Aviation Safety Research (CASR), was designed to help the FAA create an SMS strategy for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities. Among the results: 65% of the 438 respondents say MROs working on airline equipment should have an SMS. Among those that work on transport category aircraft—7% of the ...


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