​​SMS4Aviation, LLC

      Specializing in Safety, Quality and Environmental Management Systems since 2004











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My name is John Davisson and I've been working with aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) for 16 years. SMS Planning, project management and implementation, training, manuals and confirmation of conformity audits, in other words, everything related to getting and keeping an effective Safety Management System that meets the current standard.


Before starting my business in 2004,  I spent more than 25 years in flight and maintenance operations in both airline and corporate flight departments. My airline experience taught me standardization, CRM and allowed me to learn from some of the best pilots I've ever seen. My corporate experience taught me how to wear 9-hats at once and not complain about it.


















Early in 2004 I was fortunate to partner with a safety expert who had been working with SMS outside of aviation for decades, so I quickly learned how the program is supposed to work. At that time, there were very few people in the FAA or industry for that matter, who knew anything about safety management systems, so you might say, I was at the right place at the right time.


When the ICAO issued their SMS mandate in 2006,my phone started ringing and didn't stop for the next 10 years. I've worked with hundreds of flight departments, from fortune 100 companies to single pilot King Air operators and everything in between. From that experience, I could see the real challenges were in managing the program to provide real benefits, so I developed various levels of support options for operators, so they could focus on their primary job.


Today, I provide a broad list of support options, independent safety evaluations, audits, in-flight observations, team building and IS-BAO certification audits. I also provide SMS collaborative management services for a select group of operators. If you are looking to fine tune your SMS or QMS, or if you just have some questions about your SMS, call me anytime.

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(714) 334-4441

(541) 614-4065


john@sms4aviation.com