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.
Alongside our colleagues within the School Health and Safety department we have established a CAA/EASA compliant SMS to cover both manned and unmanned aircraft operations as well as any other acitvities that may have flight safety implications - specifically sensor integration and UAS platform development.
The SMS covers the activities of the following units within Airborne GeoSciences:
- Light AIrcraft (Research) Operations (LAROPS)
- UAS Operations (UAS-Ops)
- Airborne Sensor Laboratory (ASL)
- UAS Development Labooratory (UDL)
The SMS applies to all operations conducted by or on behalf of the Airborne GeoSciences Facility. It shall also apply to anyone utilising facility equipment on a loan basis.