Airport management & development
Airport regulatory compliance
An airport is either unlicensed (private) or licensed.
Assuring continued compliance - heavy emphasis is now placed upon the airport operator to have internal systems which ensure continued compliance. When the regulatory authority conduct compliance audits they will be focussing on these internal systems in order to check they are robust and picking up and rectifying non-compliance issues.
Quality Management System - critical to maintaining compliance.
This involves internal audit process and closed loop feed-back to analyse the root cause of non-compliances and ensure no repeats. Airports are required to establish a Safety Management System (SMS). The authority needs to be satisfied that the SMS will play its essential part in focusing organisational resource towards a safe operation. Risks and hazards must be thouroughly analysed and measures put in place to minimise any accident or incident. Safety needs to be a culture from top down.