EagleMed LLC has entered the second level of the voluntary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Management System, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to advancements in safety.

The critical care air medical transport company began working with the FAA on the process more than 18 months ago. By adopting SMS as a higher standard for safety in air medical transport services, EagleMed is working to enhance the well-being of patients and EagleMed crew members.

The SMS program, created and implemented by the FAA in 2010, provides an organizational framework to systematically guide, track and provide recognition to augmented safety practices by commercial air operators. The effort offers companies the opportunity to work with the FAA to determine safety policies, procedures and practices that can be tailored for a company’s individual needs.

Under SMS Level 2, EagleMed will work with the FAA to refine the existing Safety Risk Management process, which will further improve safety management methods and operational techniques across the entire spectrum of company operations.