Ken Ibold

About Ken Ibold

Ken is an aviation planner responsible for the execution of safety management systems, FAA licensed commercial spaceports, airport master plans, feasibility studies, capital improvement plan development, and airport layout plans. As an expert in aviation safety and risk management, he’s recognized as an aviation safety subject matter expert by national media. He’s a qualified facilitator for FAA Airports Division Safety Risk Management panels, and he’s authored several technical papers, articles, and two books.

Your 4-Step Guide to Understanding Part 139 SMS Compliance

By |2018-07-31T22:16:16-04:00August 24th, 2016|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Benefits and Challenges of Implementing a Safety Management System

By |2018-08-02T18:20:38-04:00August 1st, 2016|Tags: , |

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. An SMS program contains four key elements: Safety Policy Safety Risk Management Safety Assurance Safety Promotion Each of these elements serves [...]