HAI member and partner Baldwin Aviation provides safety programs and training products for flight operations of all sizes.

Baldwin Aviation was founded in 2004 on the premise that small and medium-sized flight departments need and deserve an equal level of resources, programs, services, and safety management tools as their multinational counterparts. Today, the company crafts scalable, intuitive safety programs and training products designed to improve organizations’ safety systems and cultures.

Baldwin’s team includes highly experienced and credentialed safety professionals who serve more than 60,000 users and are available 24/7. They support a diverse client base that includes commercial, noncommercial, and medical transport (flight/ground/clinical) services; FBOs (fixed-base operators); MROs (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) shops; uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) operators; airports; universities and flight schools; and industrial organizations.

Enhancing Safety Culture
Baldwin’s business model efficiently onboards clients to the Hilton Head Island, South Carolina–based company’s core safety management system (SMS) program to help make SMS implementation a seamless experience. In addition to its SMS program, Baldwin offers related business solutions such as document management, internal evaluations and audits, an emergency response alert notification system, a safety performance monitoring program, safety culture surveys, virtual and on-site safety training, gap analyses, and consulting, as well as flight data monitoring/flight operations quality assurance, an aviation safety action program, and participation in the FAA’s ASIAS (Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing) program.

Baldwin recently announced it had become the first accepted vendor for the new Rotorcraft-ASIAS (R-ASIAS) platform developed by General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) for the FAA. The data-sharing agreement with GDIT will allow Baldwin to automatically feed data to R-ASIAS on behalf of its clients, with those clients identifying which reports they want to share in the R-ASIAS portal. Unlike the fixed-wing ASIAS, Baldwin will also have the authorization to study, compare, and analyze specific deidentified data on behalf of its clients and provide consultations as requested.

An HAI SMS Partner
In addition to being an HAI member, Baldwin Aviation is part of the association’s SMS Program, through which HAI has negotiated special prices for HAI members to work with leading SMS providers, including Baldwin, to create and manage their own SMS programs.

The HAI SMS Program enables users to verify their compliance with current and future international and domestic regulations. While not all civil aviation authorities currently require SMS programs for all operators and maintenance providers, HAI and the US National Transportation Safety Board have recommended the development and adoption of safety reporting systems that allow for collection and analysis of data, followed by corrective action where necessary. The HAI SMS Program also offers training, self-auditing capabilities, gap analyses, reporting capabilities, and user support services.

Baldwin conforms to the requirements of ICAO, the FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, and other regulatory entities as well as IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations), IS-BAH (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling), NAAMTA (National Accreditation Alliance Medical Transport Applications), CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems), and other industry standards.

Author

  • Jen Boyer

    Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.