One of our four core pillars of the ATS Plan is to Put Quality, Safety, and Compliance First. This establishes our strong commitment to all our employees and customers to keep people safe and aircraft airworthy while adhering to aviation safety standards.
ATS has successfully implemented an Aviation Safety Management System (SMS) as a structured approach for assessing and managing risk with the benefit of high levels of quality, safety, and compliance. Our SMS has been accepted by the FAA and is continuously reviewed to assure it facilitates the best possible service to our customers.
Employees as Safety Ambassadors
ATS encourages all employee partners to participate in its Aviation Safety Management System by actively reporting concerns and identifying hazards. ATS employees incur no disciplinary action when they self-report and are given the opportunity to assist in the identification of potential root causes and risk-mitigating actions. ATS has established a confidential Safety Hotline as well as a FAA-endorsed Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) to facilitate self-reporting by all employees. ATS conducts safety reviews—from Safety Review Boards of senior leadership to a monthly Safety Committee, consisting of employee volunteers—to proactively identify concerns and implement improvement initiatives in order to comply with aviation safety standards.
In addition to hosting hundreds of audits annually by our wide customer base, our dedicated Quality Assurance and Safety Department staff members execute a risk-based schedule of internal audits to assure safe and compliant operations. Audit results are used to proactively identify issues and to promote corresponding responsible action at all levels within the organization.