Maintenance and Safety
Management Systems Consultant
While with Transport Canada he worked with many companies on improving their own Quality Assurance and Safety programs. He also worked with companies developing and managing; Voluntary Disclosure Programs, Error Management Programs and Internal Incident Investigation Programs.
David was involved with several Transport Canada working groups, one of which was responsible for defining training standards for new Transport Canada Maintenance & Manufacturing Inspectors. David was also involved in the developmental training of several new inspectors.
David participated in the developmental process of a Safety Management System (SMS) for one of Canada’s major air carriers. He was also involved in the review and acceptance process of several Air Operator’s Safety Management System policy and procedures documents. David was also involved in the initial planning of the Transport Canada’s regional SMS validation program.
David has two undergraduate degrees, (BBA and BSc). He holds both a Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License and a Commercial Pilot License.
David is very much committed to the idea that aviation safety must be improved and can be improved through adoption of SMS concepts and sustained effective execution of Safety Management Programs.
David L. Walsh