Safety Management System
Al-Burhan Airways has an excellent safety record, and we take safety very seriously. Even though we have an exceptional safety record, we constantly strive to find ways to make our operations as safe as possible.
To help achieve our safety goals, Al-Burhan Airways has implemented a Safety Management System (SMS) for the entire company. The program begins with a Safety Manager who reports directly to the Accountable Manager to ensure that the highest level of management is aware of and can make decisions about all major incidents in a timely manner. He is a specialist to deal with incidents directly. This guarantees that all incidents are resolved with the expertise to quickly and accurately minimize risk as much as possible.
Al-Burhan Airways’ SMS utilizes an online reporting program which allows employees or customers to report any hazards or incidents from any location, any time and anonymously, if desired. The report is then automatically emailed to the appropriate managers for an immediate response. Once a hazard is reported, it is stored for documentation but also used in trend analysis that alerts management to any hazards or risks that could be minimized by improving procedures or other means.
Standard Operating Procedures
The Flight Operations Manager, Quality Manager and Safety Manager establish and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to provide safe and consistent day-to-day operations. These standards do not compromise safety and the Pilot in Command's professional judgment is essential.
Regular safety audits are conducted by an independent auditor to review those standards.
In addition we hold regular meetings with ICAA, ATC (SERCO), and other operators flying in the same airspace to coordinate route, position reporting, and safety procedures.
We perform an extended screening of our pilots to include checking qualifications, experience and records. Minimum pilot qualifications are designed to comply with OGP requirements.
Our Pilot Training and Examinations emphasize the utmost standard of professionalism, safety and attention to detail in compliance with EASA Regulations and company SOPs. Additional training is required for crew resource management, dangerous goods, emergency first aid, night vision goggles (NVG), recovery from adverse weather conditions, aircraft performance planning and emergency procedure training.
Al-Buran Airways is proud to conduct its maintenance to the higher standards of EASA regulations. Our technicians are Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licensed mechanics with extensive helicopter experience. Additional technical training is performed on a continuing basis including factory training courses.
Our aircraft is equipped with 2 VHF Radios, an Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT), and a Mode S Transponder allowing radar tracking and flight following.
Aircraft visibility enhancing equipment is used that includes a powerful search light and additional landing lights, high-visibility rotor blades and strobe lights, as well as equipment to meet EASA regulations governing IFR and night VFR instrumentation for recovery from adverse weather conditions.
Flight Monitoring and Response Plan
Al-Burhan Airways Operation Control Centre (OCC) is constantly monitoring flights using V2TRACK Hybrid Iridium Satellite and Cellular technology. The system allows 2-way messaging and sending alerts, and is backed up by an on board-Satellite phone.
In addition to company aircraft response, our emergency rescue plan involves deployment of a ground security team.