AAR Paves the Way to Improve MRO Safety with SMS

By Jeff Guzzetti You may have seen the news clip last month in Aviation Maintenance announcing that the FAA now recognizes AAR’s Aviation Services as the first independent MRO to have a fully functional Safety Management System (SMS).  “AAR´s SMS implementation meets the expectations of the Flight Standards Service SMS Voluntary Program guidance,” the FAA…

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Human Factors Training: How Do You Know It’s Working?

By Bob Baron, Ph.D The Aviation Consulting Group As your company’s Human Factors (HF) instructor, you have just finished conducting a two-day HF course for 20 aircraft mechanics. So, here’s a question for you: Was the training impactful enough to make a difference in on-the-job behaviors, and if so, is it possible to quantify the…