|This page is a collection of information to promote safety as a core value with practices that support a positive safety culture. The promotion of safety is one of the four pillars of Safety Management Systems (SMS).
Despite the contract specifying hangar door designs that were proven reliable, an amendment was drafted and approved by the vendor and agency that allowed for a unique, single panel door. Immediately after installation, the door became the focus of scrutiny by the aviation staff with a cumulative sense that the door was underengineered. In 2008, a partial shearing of one of the hydraulic pistons from its mount occurred, but the door lowered and the mechanism was repaired without incident. In 2010, while operating the 75’x20’ door (estimated 10,000 to 15,000 lb) both hydraulic cylinders failed, and the door fell to a closed position.
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AIRWARDs are awarded recognize individuals and groups for professional performance and significant contributions to aviation safety and mishap prevention.
The latest issue of Airward News highlights the efforts of quite a few aviation professionals that did an awesome job this year. Here are just a few... See all Airwards....
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Nominations for an Airward can be submitted on a SAFECOM or by contacting your Regional Aviation Manager (RAM)
NEW FEATURE!! Attachments can now be added to your SAFECOM, such as a photo or diagram to help clarify the narrative
What the SAFECOM system is "NOT"
The Aviation Safety Communique (SAFECOM)AMD-34/FS-5700-14
should be used to report any condition, observation, act, maintenance problem, or circumstance with personnel or the aircraft that has the potential to cause an aviation-related mishap.
SAFECOMS are a tool used to identify, document, track, and correct safety related issues.
Safety Alert 08-07
- NOT intended for initiating punitive actions,
- NOT to be used as a complaint system,
- NOT a substitute for "on-the-spot" corrections to a safety concern,
- does NOT replace the requirement for initiating an accident or incident report.
See a short slide show on the Effective Use of the SAFECOM system
Please contact AMD at (208)433-5070 or USFS at (208)387-5285 to report problems with the SAFECOM system. Thank you.
|DID YOU KNOW?
...That The Aviation Community values
all SAFECOMS and applauds those that have the guts to "self-report" as well as those that take valuable time to promote a safer work place.
This webpage will Feature those SAFECOMS in a timely manner...
"Self-reporting" comes from a person that is truly dedicated to sharing a learning opportunity.
The leaders in aviation would like to acknowledge those who put safety and learning before themselves and respond with appreciation:
Thank you for helping get everyone home safe every night!
Pilot Read Files
The Read File is intended to assist pilots in reviewing Critical Safety of Flight information related to Human factors.
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