Checklist: Safety Management Systems

The crash of a Liberty Helicopters' AS350-B2 Ecureuil that ditched in the East River in New York on March 11, 2018 is among accidents that exemplify the need for SMS, the NTSB says. The pilot sustained minor injuries, but five passengers drowned. Credit: NTSB
The Current Landscape The U.S. NTSB first recommended that Safety Management Systems (SMS) be implemented by Part 121 airlines—something the FAA now requires—in 2007, then called for the same requirement for public aeromedical helicopters in 2009, Part 135 charter operators in 2016 and air tour...

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