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A I R L I N E 12 April 2014 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY R ichard Komarniski is a believer in keeping things as simple as possible when it comes to regulations. W hat the president of Canadian-based Grey Owl Aviation Consultants found when he talked to Canadian carri- ers charged with implementing a safety management system (SMS) was that some of them "made it too complicated." So complicated "that even the president of the company … didn't understand the program." W here SMS per se comes into play, he contends, is "the safety of the aircraft and safety of the operation itself." Komarniski believes a lot of people think they must factor employee safe- Keep It Simple: How to Craft a 121 SMS Program Since implement- ing SMS, Miami Air has combined maintenance and operations pub- lications under one roof - to get the word out to all that need to know. If neither the person who's supposed to be running the show nor the guy on the shop foor get it, it's a safe bet a safety audit will refect confusion By Jerome Greer Chandler AMT_12-15_AirlineMiami.indd 12 4/3/14 2:02 PM

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