Vice President of Safety, Maria Kelly, was chosen to represent Jet Access at InfoShare, the country’s largest Aviation Safety conference that brings together industry and government aviation safety professionals to discuss safety concerns and best practices in a protected environment. The overall goal is to enhance safety through the sharing of experiences and resulting improvements. The conference includes a joint session, followed by multiple individual sessions for maintenance, dispatch, ground operations, and flight operations, as well as best practices, corporate operations, and other multiple roundtable discussions.
The event consisted of more than 1,300 participants from private aviation, cargo operators, major airlines, manufacturers, and regulatory authorities. This year’s Infoshare brought together experts to focus on subjects addressed in the FAA’s Aviation Safety Summit on March 15, 2023, and subsequent Call to Action.
Maria presented in the GA/Business Aviation session on the topic of “A Practical Application of Safety Management Systems (SMS) in Business Aviation,” including application of SMS as it relates to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), lessons learned, and a Q&A session. She also presented in the Airport and Ground Operations session, on the topic of “Fall Protection during Ground Operations, Identifying Hazards and Applying Solutions to Operations.”
Read acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen’s Infoshare opening remarks here.
In May, Maria Kelly will present and host a roundtable discussion on SMS at the NBAA and Flight Safety Foundation’s Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) and serve as a panelist in the upcoming live and recorded NTSB Safety Management System Webinar.
In the Webinar, NTSB Member, the Honorable Michael Graham, and the panelists will advocate to small and mid-size operators of the importance of implementing safety management systems (SMS) in all passenger-carrying aviation operations, in line with the upcoming FAA rulemaking.
Jet Access prides itself on having an FAA formally recognized SMS, placing it in the top 2.5% of other charter operators in the United States to obtain this safety credential. Only 10-12% of other operators have adopted but not formally recognized SMS. Through these safety initiatives, Jet Access demonstrates its leadership in aviation safety and advocacy, ensuring our commitment to the highest level of safety.
Learn more about Jet Access’ safety standards and accreditations.