Aircraft Maintenance Technology

JUN-JUL 2018

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Page 38 of 51 39 assessing employees for promotion — and hiring for that matter — is likely to be impossible. This applies to rank-and-file team members and even more so to members of the leadership team. A candidate’s commitment to a positive safety and quality culture should be an integral part of the hiring and promotion process of aviation businesses across all functional areas, and not just for the safety and quality management team. Foregoing promotion of an otherwise qualified candidate in the absence of appropriate commitment to safety and quality has positive symbolic — and substantial of course — significance. Prioritizing HR performance indicators other than safety and quality makes a strong, albeit opposite, statement as well. Conclusion Despite committing significant financial, technical, organizational, and human resources to safety and quality management systems, many aviation businesses fail to realize the full returns on these investments. In many cases, this shortfall is driven by a lack of appreciation that these investments are a necessary but not a sufficient precondition. Adequate resource allocation needs to be combined with effective and credible signaling that an organization and its leadership are truly safety and quality focused. The Four Ps — Proximity, Priority, Personnel, and Promotion — are ways for championing a positive safety and quality culture and for signaling leadership commitment to safety and quality management. Locating the safety and quality management team offices right next to the C-suite, giving highest agenda priority to safety and quality issues during leadership team meetings, assigning a star performer to lead safety and quality management, and making dedication to safety and quality a non-negotiable performance indicator for all promotion and hiring decisions sends as clear a signal as possible. Obviously, aviation business leaders need to beware of the perils of a substance-signaling gap. Loudly championing safety and quality in the absence of genuine managerial commitment and resource allocation is likely to be counter-productive and to engender cynicism. The Four Ps are not a substitute for substance. However, they can be a force multiplier in order to maximize an aviation business’ return on investment in safety and quality. MILLENNIUM HL SERIES STARTER GENERATOR BRUSHES HELPING YOU CARRY A HEAVY LOAD. Miraj Corporation is pleased to introduce the Millennium HL Series starter generator brushes. An extension of our industry leading Millennium Series Long Life brush program, these brushes offer improved life and performance under the most demanding load conditions and operating environments, the Millennium HL Series - new brushes for a new generation. MIRAJ 345 Route 17, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201-288-8877 • Fax: 201-288-7356 email: NEW Titan TVT Series Videoscope High Quality, Cost Effective, Remote Visual Inspection Borescope • NEW five models include shaft diameters of 6mm, 4mm, and 2.8mm which permits easier inspection thru narrow bores, channels, and complex curves. • NEW mechanized joystick on four models allows easier control of 4-way camera articulation. • NEW lower prices starting at $7,000.00. TVT Series Video Borescope and accessories are supplied in heavy-duty, foam-fitted carrying case. TITAN Providing Quality Inspection Instruments since 1952 (716) 873-9907 •

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