Airborne Research and Innovation

Quality and Safety Management

We employ a quality system and CAA/EASA compliant Safety Management System (SMS) to govern facility activities. Specific 'Operations Manuals' are used for detailed operational control of the more regulated areas of work.

A facility-wide Quality System is established to provide the high-level management processes and procedures that apply across all of our activities. This is based loosely on the ISO:9001 quality management standard with a view to possible future accreditation.

Our Quality System establishes a number of operational departments within the facility to accommodate the varying safety, regulatory and administrative requirements for different areas of work. The individual departments are run according to their own Operations Manuals which outline the detailed operational procedures and compliance required within the specific department.

We regard the safety of our staff, students and the public as our highest priority,  and to that end a CAA/EASA compliant Safety Management System (SMS) is also established to cover all activities with any implication for aviation safety. Our SMS supplements but does not replace or override the existing School and University-wide health and safety management system.

Quality System

The Quality System is established to provide general management and administrative procedures across the facility.

Safety Management System (SMS)

To ensure flight safety at all times a Safety Management System (SMS) compliant with UK CAA and European regulations and guidance is established.

Operations Manuals

Operations Manuals are established for each of the key areas of operation within Airborne Research and Innovation.