San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is the gateway to California’s Central Coast. Replacing its undersized and outdated passenger terminal has been a long-term dream of the community. The new replacement was first master planned more than 20 years ago, but suffered from several false starts caused by the after effects of 9/11 and the economic downturn in 2008 and 2009. But through the airport’s determination and our team’s hard work, the terminal is now under construction – providing the community with the terminal they’ve always wanted.
If you’re working at a commercial airport, you’ve probably heard about the Safety Management System (SMS) proposed rule the FAA issued in July. In an effort to enhance safety and meet international standards, the FAA issued a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) to require most airports certificated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 139 to establish an SMS.
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What is a Safety Management System (SMS)? It’s a prescribed method of recording safety initiatives, identifying hazards, analyzing the risk posed by those hazards, developing plans for mitigating the risk, and tracking results.Continue Reading →