Trenton, N.J., October 17, 2022 – Jet East, a Gama Aviation Company, announced its formal entry into the FAA’s Safety Management System Voluntary Program, signaling a new dedication to meeting and exceeding industry best practices in the business aviation maintenance segment. This designation reflects the company’s ongoing focus on safety as an enduring value and as business function imperative to its success. It entered this SMSVP in the newly defined category of “Corporate Enterprise SMS” which the FAA limits to organizations with multiple Repair Station Certificates that meet all the following characteristics:
- A single Accountable Executive
- An SMS manual or documentation that incorporates all Certificates
- A common data collection system
- Data analysis process that includes local and corporate responsibilities
- Process for hazard reports to all those affected throughout the entire organization
To support this, Jet East will be communicating this safety approach and the roles that all personnel play in the coming months during on-site kick off events at all company locations. Entitled “Safety 24/7”, it will expand the traditional workplace safety and compliance model to a more holistic approach to engage all workers in identifying hazards to personnel and flight safety, enhancing risk assessment processes, and promoting the protection and quality of life as our ultimate goals, whether that is at work, at home, or at play. The Safety 24/7 approach will also promote recognition of positive safety action among employees, create local safety committees, and harmonize the organization’s safety communications to all personnel.
“We are excited to take this next step to solidify and grow our safety management system, incorporating best practices from industry and from our own employees on an ongoing basis. Jet East has always demonstrated our core value of safety, and a big part of the reason for our success is that we do not stop looking for new ways to improve. Safety 24/7 is a next step in our continuous improvement journey,” said Stephen Maiden, Jet East President and CEO.
About Jet East, A Gama Aviation Company
Jet East, A Gama Aviation Company, is one of the nation’s leading aviation maintenance providers. The company specializes in scheduled maintenance, on-demand mobile maintenance for unscheduled events, paint and interior completions and provides related services in the areas of structural repairs, composite work, and non-destructive testing (NDT). With a deeply talented workforce, Jet East is available to meet customer maintenance needs with on-demand service and coast to coast coverage in the U.S and in certain international markets. An expansive AOG Mobile Maintenance team operates with a 24/7 Dispatch Team and compliments the company’s maintenance hangars in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, California, Illinois, and Nevada.
For more information, please visit jeteastgama.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.
For additional information, contact:
Alissa DiDonato, Digital Brand Marketing Manager
Email: [email protected]