Crownair Aviation at Montgomery Field in San Diego, CA has selected business aviation’s premier provider of IS-BAO based Safety Management Systems (SMS), Baldwin Aviation Safety & Compliance, headquartered in Hilton Head, SC to develop and tailor a SMS program specifically for its growing independent Fixed Base Operation and Maintenance Repair Operation (FBO/MRO). Crownair employs 35 people and “has made it a strategic goal to further develop our positive safety culture and we look forward to working with Baldwin Aviation to achieve this goal,” according to the firm’s President and Chief Executive Officer, David Ryan.
“In an effort to upgrade the performance of our FBO/MRO business unit and implement this program, we put together a safety team lead by our new Safety Manager Julie Harless. “We’re excited about formalizing a program to increase safety in our workplace that would meet our specific needs.” stated Harless. The safety team has representatives from every department to make certain we understand the unique challenges each function faces. Per our mission statement, this is the next step in making sure we create the safest working environment for our employees” stated Ray Richmond, Crownair’s General Manager
“To assist us in bringing this all together, we spoke with several ‘portal-based’ providers, but selected Baldwin because of the breadth of their services, the customization ability they demonstrated and the outstanding expertise and flexibility of their offering. It was important for us be able to integrate our SMS into a small but diverse maintenance shop that includes fuel and line services; turbine and piston aircraft maintenance; state-of-the-art avionics equipment upgrades, installation and repair; and leasehold management. We may, in fact, be the first commercial maintenance shop to engage Baldwin, but their software is extremely adaptable and scalable which made them a perfect match for our SMS implementation” Ryan stated.
“We look forward to working with Crownair as we jointly develop an SMS that will provide the basis for other similar operations that support the same type of maintenance, parts and repair services they do,” said Don Baldwin, president and CEO of Baldwin Aviation Safety & Compliance. “This arrangement also allows us to incorporate Baldwin’s hands-on, customized Safety Management Services development. We can also take advantage of our experience in providing FBO risk assessments, MRO assessments, test flight risk assessments and we’re very adept at creating training, monitoring, and reporting forms that will standardize their processes, accommodate their unique situations, and anticipated growth.”
Crownair Aviation (crownairaviation.com) was founded in 1951. In addition to its jet, turbine and piston aircraft maintenance; state-of-the-art avionics equipment upgrades, installation and repair Crownair Aviation provides Epic Aviation fuel and is an authorized Eclipse Aerospace, Piaggio Aero, Cirrus and Mooney Service Center. Additionally, Crownair Aviation is an authorized service center for many manufacturers including Garmin, Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, Avidyne, and Blackhawk Modifications.
Established in 2004, Baldwin (BaldwinAviation.com) offers a range of online Safety Management Systems (SMS) to simplify the establishment and maintenance of a complete SMS program or to enhance an existing SMS program. Baldwin’s 2nd Generation Software is considered to be the most customizable in the industry. Leading the way to meet or exceed regulatory requirements, Baldwin was successfully audited in 2007, 2010 and 2013 by an accredited third-party IS-BAO auditor and became the 1st IS-BAO registered Safety Support Affiliate in 2012.