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APR 2014

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A I R L I N E 14 April 2014 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY MRO A AR isn't trying to create the wheel anew. "Making it a big, complex new program is probably a mistake," says Rayner Hutchinson, A AR's vice presi- dent of quality and safety. "We've worked hard to try to integrate SMS concepts into our regular procedures manual." Not only does A AR bring operational safety under one roof, the MRO "has gone to great lengths to try to integrate [workplace safety]." He says if an audi- tor is on the hangar f loor to ensure A AR follows regulations regarding maintain- ing a customer's air- craft, why not audit for worker safety at the same time. "It is not," says Hutchinson, "rocket science." He says the results have been "pretty good," in a number of instances open- ing up new avenues for corrective action. "W hen people on the f loor are faced with things that don't work … [those manu- als] have been another advertisement for 'Here's how you get this corrected.'" A rmando Martinez understands. Miami Air International's senior direc- tor of safety and security is a true believer in keeping it simple, in ensuring clear, unambiguous communication among units. The south Florida-based charter company operates a f leet of five Boeing 737-800s and two 737-400s. Before it started down the SMS road, Martinez says the carrier had separate Left: Luigi Imbrieco, manager of facilities, and Reniel Morejon, foreman, at Miami Air International. Below: Miami Air International is a charter company that operates a fleet of five Boeing 737-800s and two 737-400s. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MIAMI AIR INTERNATIONAL VISIT US AT MRO Europe October 7-9, 2014 Madrid, Spain Booth#: 384 AMT_12-15_AirlineMiami.indd 14 4/3/14 2:02 PM

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