TRANS AERO LTD’S SMS ACHIEVES FAA “ACTIVE CONFORMANCE” STATUS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS SMS VOLUNTARY PROGRAM

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 LOVELAND, COLORADO, July 9- Trans Aero Ltd. has achieved the status of “Active Conformance,” as stipulated in the requirements of the FAA’s SMS Voluntary Program. This process, which Trans Aero entered in 2016 at the early stages of the program, provides FAA oversight to ensure operators continue to maintain a comprehensive, robust Safety Management System (SMS). 

SMS is a management system with formal structure for managing risk, and is a fundamental business practice within the aviation industry. While Trans Aero had a functional SMS program prior to entering the Voluntary Program, the company aspired to further its commitment to continuous improvement. 

Kevin Shields, President of Trans Aero, said of the achievement: “The ongoing development of a culture of safety consciousness has long been a commitment and top priority of Trans Aero. The FAA’s acknowledgment of Trans Aero’s fully-functional SMS is a milestone reached and a forum going forward which provides a regular review of our SMS from an important third party perspective.” 

In business for over 40 years, Trans Aero Ltd. is a Colorado-based helicopter operator. Its main focuses are in the fields of aeromedical, wild land firefighting, government contracts, and utility operations. 

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