Universal Aviation Costa Rica achieves CAA-approved SMS

Written by: Samantha Payne |
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Universal Aviation Costa Rica has become the first ground handler in Central America to earn an approved Safety Management System from a Civil Aviation Authority.

Costa Rica CAA approved Universal Aviation Costa Rica’s SMS following the completion of four phases of SMS implementation and a final audit.

“We’re proud to become the first-ever service provider in Central America to implement a CAA-approved SMS,” said Simon Wade, Head of International Safety, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. “Our Universal Aviation Costa Rica team is committed to safety and was very proactive in starting the SMS process immediately, not waiting for the official decree.”

Two Universal Aviation Costa Rica locations – San Jose (MROC) and Liberia (MRLB) have become the latest Universal Aviation ground handling offices to earn accreditation under the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) program.

“Moving forward, this SMS approval will also fortify our IS-Bah certification renewals,” added Wade.


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