Springfield Aero Services

SAS provides clients with high quality, safety and airworthiness expertise across a range of Military Platforms and Equipment.

SAS has established itself as a market leader in the development of Safety Cases/Assessments for aircraft, engines and equipment

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Safety Case or Safety Assessment

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Release to Service (RTS)

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MRP Compliance

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Safety Manager Services

including hazard identification, assessment and mitigation and the provision of military airworthiness advice and guidance.

Staff are competent safety practitioners with extensive experience of many safety related tools such as GSN, Claims Arguments and Evidence, FMEA, FTA, Bow Tie Analysis, eCassandra to name but a few.

Staff are fully conversant with the MAA MRP and RAs, POSMS, ASG, and have experience of the civil certification and approvals system.

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What We Offer

Safety Case or Safety Assessment

Safety Cases and Assessments provide a structured argument, supported by a body of evidence that provides a compelling, comprehensive and valid case that a system or service is acceptably safe for a given application in a given operating environment.

SAS can provide support in the following areas:

  • Development of platform or equipment Safety Case/Assessments using proprietary software tools.
  • Preparation of Safety Case/Assessment Reports
  • Carry out gap analysis on the differences between civil and military certification and specification (e.g EASA CS23 versus Def Stan 00-970) and complete appropriate risk assessment on those differences.
  • Hazard Identification, Mitigation and Risk Assessment
  • Development and management of eCassandra Hazard Logs
  • Transfer of risk to Duty Holders

Release to Service (RTS)

The RTS is the document that authorises Service flying on behalf of the Service Chief of Staff. The RTS refers to the Safety Case documentation for the aircraft or equipment, including the limitations and aircraft description, and defines the as-flown configuration of the aircraft.

SAS can:

  • Carry out RTS audit using ADCT
  • Prepare Project Team RTS Recommendations (RTSR)
  • Develop Safety Assessments in support of an RTSR
  • Draft RTS amendments

MRP Compliance

Project Teams are required to demonstrate that they are compliant with the MAA MRPs and are audited regularly to confirm that this is the case:.

SAS can:

  • Carry out a Project Team MRP compliance check
  • Develop and populate an MRP compliance matrix
  • Prepare appropriate A-AMC where MRP compliance cannot be demonstrated

Hazard Logs

Project Teams are required to maintain hazard logs for their platforms or equipment.

SAS Can:

  • Facilitate hazard identification meetings and working groups for platforms, systems or equipment using SWIFT, FMEA, FTA, Bow Tie or other analysis techniques
  • Provide guidance on hazard source
  • Provide guidance on the mitigation of identified hazards to Tolerable and ALARP.
  • Develop and populate hazards into an eCassandra hazard log
  • Provide guidance on the subsequent management of hazards

Safety Manager Services

SAS can provide experienced Safety Managers on a short or long term basis who would:

  • Carry out the day to day duties of a safety manager iaw TORs
  • Develop a Safety Management System appropriate to the task
  • Prepare Platform or Equipment Safety Management Plans
  • Develop Airworthiness and Structural Integrity Strategies
  • Manage the Safety Case/Assessment and Safety Case/Assessment Reports
  • Manage Platform or Equipment hazards via eCassandra and appropriate hazard log working groups.
  • Prepare briefs for the Project Team Safety Panel

ALARP” is short for “as low as reasonably practicable”. Reasonably practicable involves weighing a risk against the trouble, time and money needed to control it. Thus, ALARP describes the level to which we expect to see workplace risks controlled.

Airworthiness is the measure of an aircraft’s suitability for safe flight. Certification of airworthiness is initially conferred by a certificate of airworthiness from a national aviation authority, and is maintained by performing the required maintenance actions.

A hazard is a situation that poses a level of threat to life, health, property, or environment. Most hazards are dormant or potential, with only a theoretical risk of harm; however, once a hazard becomes “active”, it can create an emergency situation.

The HSE define an accident as “any unplanned event that resulted in injury or ill health of people, or damage or loss to property, plant, materials or the environment or a loss of business opportunity”.

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