Three years after entering FAA
's voluntary Safety Management Systems (SMS) pilot project, Metro Aviation has entered Level III of the program.
SMS is recognized by the U.S. Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as a measurement for effective management of safety in the aviation industry. FAA
's SMS pilot studies assists the agency in developing implementation strategies and oversight interfaces for managing safety.
Metro Aviation has committed to establishing an active SMS for its Part 145 Repair Station in Shreveport, La., and expects to enter Level IV of the FAA program in 2014.
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