SAS welcomes report on Technical Documentation from Baines Simmons
UK-based aviation safety improvement consultancy, Baines Simmons has just delivered a well-received report commissioned by Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), following a study into the practices associated with behaviours surrounding the airline’s technical documentation.
Baines Simmons carried out research at each of SAS’ Part 145 organisations, based in Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Focus groups at each location examined the practices surrounding record-keeping, technical documentation and task sign-off. The resulting report incorporated an understanding of requirements of the ‘lean’ management approach employed by SAS, where the expenditure of resources is focussed on creating value for the end-customer, along with the practical demands of a high-quality safety management system that exceeds the regulator’s goals.
“SAS embraces ‘lean’ enterprise in its efforts towards increasing efficiency and decreasing waste and so improve the flow of work. Baines Simmons particularly impressed us with its consultants’ ability to seamlessly incorporate this into the recommendations that followed the research carried out for our airline,” says Stephen Hough, Chief Investigator at SAS. “We were very impressed by the technical competence and extensive practical experience of Baines Simmons’ safety experts and look forward to witnessing the benefits of implementing the recommendations made in the report.”
Sarah Flaherty, Principal Consultant at Baines Simmons, says: “We were delighted to work with SAS and use our expertise to generate findings at strategic, management and technical levels along with recommendations for change that will support SAS in achieving its corporate goals.”