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The School of Aviation at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is committed to the implementation of a Safety Management System (SMS) that enables its management, employees, and students to operate in a safe environment. The School is committed to the concept that safety is an essential part of all flight training operations as well as a core business function.

The School of Aviation is dedicated to creating an environment that minimizes exposure to hazards and risks, expects continuous safety improvement, and takes a proactive stance by attempting to identify potential hazards through encouraging and promoting the reporting of a safety-related situation, incident, or accident. Adherence to the operating rules and procedures in the Master Operating Syllabus and the use of Hazard Reporting System, Flight Data Monitoring as well as comprehensive emergency response procedures are essential aspects of a successful SMS. The leadership will provide the necessary policy direction, resources, and environment to enable a successful SMS.