While these modules don't directly address FAA Part 5 requirements, they are included in the Part 5 Automation Tool to help you achieve compliance and performance.
While the FAA no longer formally requires an implementation - they simply require that you have an SMS program - it none the less remains a vital tool for ensuring that your SMS program is compliant, performing, and has all needed elements to conduct safe operations. The Implementation Plan Manager module is a structured approach to implementing elements of your SMS program.
Using a structured approach to implementing your SMS system is not only convenient, but necessary. Since full SMS implementation is expected to take several years, you can expect employee turnovers, resistance to change, changing environmental and operating conditions and perhaps different SMS auditors. For that reason, your SMS system implementation will have to be very well documented and follow a plan.
The Implementation Plan Manager module easily provides such documentation. It a straightforward and user friendly way to track, update, and review your implementation progress.
This module is used to address two questions: Where is your SMS program, and where do you want it to be? Gap analysis are one of the best tools to discover where you need to focus your efforts on improvement.
In this module you can:
Here are the primary features you can use with this module to implement elements of your SMS program:
Various implementation elements are color coded depending how they have been marked by you.
FAA AC 120-92A
FAA Safety Management Systems for Air Operators, MROs