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Closing Out 2023: A Year of Milestones and Growth at Aviation Safety Solutions

January 28, 2024

Closing Out 2023: A Year of Milestones and Growth at Aviation Safety Solutions

As we close the chapter on 2023, it's a perfect moment to reflect on the journey of Aviation Safety Solutions, a name synonymous with excellence and safety. From our humble beginnings to becoming a leader in the industry, it's been a remarkable journey fueled by passion and expertise.

Our Humble Beginnings: The Vision of Amanda Ferraro

Our story began a decade ago when Amanda Ferraro, driven by her passion for aviation safety, became an auditor in 2013. With a clear vision and dedication, Aviation Safety Solutions was born. Initially, our focus was on safety auditing, a crucial aspect of aviation that ensures the highest standards are met.

Growth and Diversification: Beyond Auditing to a Spectrum of Services

From that single-employee start-up, we have grown exponentially. Today, we proudly have over 32 employees, including 15 IS-BAO auditors, each bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. We’ve expanded from being solely an auditing firm to offering consulting and training services, encompassing every aspect of safety, industry best practices, and standards. Our services have transcended the fixed and rotary wing aircraft space. Our team has had the honor and opportunity to work in safety technologies, bridging crucial gaps for innovation and innovative products in the broader transportation space.

Innovative Training: Launch of the IS-BAO Standardization Protocol Course

2023 marked the launch of the IS-BAO Standardization Protocol Course, a groundbreaking initiative in collaboration with IBAC. This course answers the longstanding industry question: "What do these standards mean, and how do I apply them to my operation?" It is an online, animated training program, providing clarity for each standard within the IS-BAO program. This course represents our commitment to demystifying and disseminating crucial safety standards for the benefit of the industry.

From Safety Assistance to Training Academy

A significant milestone was the introduction of our Safety Assistance Program in 2018. This program helped operators develop robust safety management systems and achieve their personalized safety goals. In 2023, our safety assistance clients achieved numerous milestones, including enrollment in and compliance with the FAA SMSVP program, becoming registered IS-BAO operators, preparing for Wyvern and ARGUS audits, and obtaining EASA/UK TCO approvals.

The launch of our new branding and website in 2023 marked a new era for Aviation Safety Solutions. Our Training Academy is a testament to our commitment to continuous improvement and client empowerment, offering internal audit checklists, various courses, emergency response training programs, and online emergency response exercise.

FAA SMS Workshop: The Highlight of 2023

A highlight of 2023 was the introduction of the FAA SMS Workshop in collaboration with Fireside Partners, our industry's premier emergency response experts. This workshop represents a significant step forward in our ongoing mission to elevate aviation safety standards and practices.

Looking Forward: The Sky is the Limit

As we bid farewell to 2023, we at Aviation Safety Solutions are filled with gratitude and excitement. Gratitude for the trust that our clients place in us, and excitement for the future. Our journey from a small auditing firm to a leading provider in safety management systems and beyond is a story of passion, perseverance, and constant evolution.

In closing, we look forward to 2024 with optimism and the unwavering commitment to enhancing aviation safety and beyond. The sky is not the limit; it's our playground. Thank you for being part of our journey. Here's to soaring even higher in the coming years!

Aviation Safety Solutions Team


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