​​​​SMS​4Aviation, llc

      Specializing in Safety and Quality Management Systems since 2004

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                                                                                   "Whale watching with Finn"



Hello and welcome. My name is John Davisson and I've been working with aviation SMS and QMS for more than 16 years now, after retiring from a 25 year flying career that included airline, corporate flight and maintenance operations. 




















When I started my business in early 2004, I knew that safety management systems were about to be mandated for all ICAO member state aviation service providers worldwide. I had the good luck to partner with a safety and quality management company that provided SMS and QMS programs to industry, so I spent the next two years learning everything I could about SMS.


When ICAO issued their SMS mandate in 2006, my phone started ringing and didn't stop for the next 10 years. I've worked with literally hundreds of flight departments of all shapes and sizes, maintenance facilities and airports to adopt, implement and manage the SMS to meet the FAA/ICAO standard, but more importantly, to assist operators achieve continuous improvement.


From hundreds of hands-on implementations, I learned the key to a successful program was in simplifying a complex SMS framework into a process that was easy to use and easy to understand. I developed and customized support programs for operators that removed the guess work, ensured standard conformity, while building a culture of safety.


Today, I spend most of my time handling the administrative, training and auditing side of SMS for some of the finest flight departments in the world, many have been with me since 2006, which tells me I must be providing real value and benefit to their organizations. Those partnerships have endured because I love what I do and it shows in the level of support I provide.





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(714) 334-4441

(541) 614-4065


john@sms4aviation.com