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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rolling Out an SMS: Hi-Jet Dives into SMS Training with Squadron Inc.

Squadron, Inc. Photo

Hi-Jet Helicopter Services of Paramaribo, Suriname recently contracted the Squadron, Inc. to provide an operational safety assist visit as part of Hi-Jet implementing a safety management system (SMS) program. Hi-Jet uses a Eurocopter BO105, a BK117 and an AS365N2 for multiple operations, including utility, tourism, police support, EMS and VIP missions. Using both the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) SMS toolkit and customized programs, Squadron instructors went through an aggressive four-day training program designed to implement every element of an SMS required to meet Level 1 standards under ICAO guidelines. For an inside look at how the Squadron helped this small operator in a remote location implement an SMS program, click here.

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