Bristow Presents Target Zero at Turbomeca Asia-Pacific Symposium
December 01, 2013
Centralized Operations Business Unit (COBU) Technical Services Manager Richard Tudge, who is based in Perth, was recently invited to speak at the Turbomeca Asia-Pacific Symposium on Bristow’s Target Zero culture of safety and its safety management system (SMS). The bi-annual event was held in Bali, Indonesia, with 140 delegates representing various civil and military operators from 20 different countries. Also in attendance was Turbomeca Senior Vice President Franck Saudo and the French Ambassador to Indonesia.
Tudge’s presentation focused on explaining Bristow’s Target Zero culture, how it was introduced, how it is delivered and how it is maintained. He described how the program has served as a model to unite, improve and guide the culture of safety at Bristow. Tudge also described the evolution of Safety Management Systems (SMS) in the aviation industry, beginning with the early pioneer days of aviation, through the introduction of International Civil Aviation Organization at the Geneva Convention in 1944, right up to today’s modern technology.
“Bristow’s Target Zero program was very well received by the audience as an exemplary safety initiative that reflects well upon the entire Company,” Tudge says.