Specializing in Safety, Quality and Environmental Management Systems since 2004


My name is John Davisson and I've been working with aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) for 15 years. Before that, I spent more than 25 years doing a little bit of everything, flight instructing, A&P mechanic, flew for an airline and then moved onto a part 91 company based out of LAX. 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. I now live in a small cottage with my wife and dog located in an old growth rain forest just a short 5-minute stroll from the Oregon coast.

Over the past 15 years, I've assisted more than 200-corporate flight departments adopt and implement the ICAO mandated SMS and have built entire project management plans for part 139 airports as well. I still provide independent safety evaluations and audits, in-flight observations, team building and IS-BAO certification audits. I also provide SMS collaborative management services for a select group of operators. While, I am officially semi-retired, I love what I do and love working with folks who get it and don't have to flaunt it. If you need a hand with your SMS or QMS, call or email me anytime.

"SMS is all about decision-making. Thus it has to be a decision-maker's tool, not a traditional safety program separate and distinct from business and operational decision making. Safety beings from both the top down and the bottom up. Everyone from the receptionist, ramp worker, pilot, manager, and FAA inspector has a role to perform", (FAA). 

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(714) 334-4441

(541) 614-4065

john@sms4aviation.com or sms4aviation@outlook.com