SevenBar Aviation Earns Validated Safety Management System


Federal Aviation Administration awards the company with Active Conformance designation
SevenBar Aviation, part of the Global Medical Response family of companies, now has the Active Conformance designation for its Safety Management System (SMS). The FAA made the announcement on March 8, 2021. Active Conformance is the highest status a SMS can achieve, and showcases SevenBar’s ongoing commitment to the highest safety standards. Having a fully functioning and validated SMS is currently only required for scheduled air carriers. This accomplishment places SevenBar Aviation among a small and elite group of FAR Part 135 operators to successfully navigate this years long process.

“SevenBar Aviation’s choice to commit the time and resources necessary to build an SMS that could be validated by the FAA speaks to our commitment to the safety of our employees, our hospital customers and the patients that they care for each and every day,” said Kimberly Montgomery, SevenBar Aviation president.

In a letter from the FAA’s Washington D.C., SMS Program Office, Division Manager Dale Whitmore congratulated SevenBar Aviation for achieving Active Conformance Status. “The FAA SMSPO and your Certificate Management Team congratulate you on your company’s significant accomplishment in implementing a fully functional SMS that is “accepted by the State” in accordance with international requirements,” Whitmore stated in his correspondence.

Sean Mulholland, SevenBar Aviation’s director of safety, stated that the company has long sought conformation of its efforts to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to safety.

“Our team has always felt we have managed our operation in a way that demonstrates safety is our highest value. Having our regulator confirm this gives our team added confidence in the safety culture we have worked very hard to achieve,” he said.