Jazz Aviation LP wins international Aviation Safety Award
HALIFAX, May 17, 2012 /CNW/ – Jazz Aviation LP (“Jazz”) received top
honours at the 2012 European Safety Management Symposium, hosted by
Baines Simmons, by besting a list of finalists to win the first
Innovation in Aviation Safety Management Award.
Jazz’s selection for the award was attributed to our success at
integrating several existing systems into one safety and business
management system. The judges’ statement on selecting Jazz as the
winner was: “The Jazz entry stood out for its evidence of integrating
SMS across aviation safety, quality, health and safety, and business.
The company demonstrated an excellent reporting culture with high
reporting levels and report quality.”
“We are thrilled to be recognized for our deeply entrenched safety
culture,” said David Deveau, Vice President of Safety, Quality and
Environment at Jazz who attended the Symposium and accepted the award.
“Safety is our top priority at Jazz. To see our organization receive
such a high honour for innovation in what we view as a daily focus
makes us incredibly proud.”
“Anytime aviation safety is recognized, we all win,” he said.
“We are delighted to have witnessed the enthusiasm in the industry
prompted by this award. We believe it is important that we share
accomplishments, celebrate success and give recognition to those
organizations leading the field in aviation safety management,” said
Ronnie Smith, chair of the judging panel for the Innovation in Aviation
Safety Management Awards and an SMS lead Consultant at Baines Simmons.
Seven finalists were chosen among submissions from individuals, teams
and organizations from around the world. The award winner was announced
at a gala Tuesday evening; May 15, 2012; in London, UK.
The purpose of the Award is to recognize an innovative approach to the
application of aviation safety management systems and its relationship
with improved business performance and profitability. Finalists were
chosen based on criteria associated with innovation, enhancing aviation
safety management, a business case demonstrating relevance and
justification for introducing the solution.
Hosted by Baines Simmons, The European Safety Management Symposium is an
increasingly popular event in the aviation industry calendar,
attracting high-profile speakers and influential delegates from leading
organizations in the civil, defence and regulatory sectors in the UK,
Europe and beyond.
The event provides a unique networking opportunity for aviation industry
leaders and safety professionals to share best practice in working
towards achieving the highest standards of aviation safety.
Baines Simmons is recognized as an international market leader in the
integration of safety performance management, specializing in securing
organization-wide cultural engagement for effective and sustainable
world class SMS. It operates as a trusted partner to more than 350 of
the world’s leading civil and military aviation organizations in 40
countries and has well-established links with more than 30 regulators
About Jazz Aviation LP
Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its
roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is wholly owned by Chorus Aviation
Inc. and continues to generate some of the strongest operational and
financial results in the North American aviation industry.
There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air
Canada Express and Jazz.
Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air
Canada, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well
as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout Canada and to
and from certain destinations in the United States. Jazz currently
operates scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with over
790 departures per weekday to 84 destinations in Canada and in the
United States with a fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.
Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North
America with a dedicated fleet of five Bombardier aircraft for
corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals
seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline
operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load
planning, training and consulting.
SOURCE Jazz Aviation LP