Department of Aviation
Safety Management System


Physical Address
San Antonio International Airport
9800 Airport Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78216

Mailing Address
Aviation Department
9800 Airport Blvd.   Terminal A, Mezzanine
San Antonio, TX 78216

Administrative Office Hours
Monday – Friday
7:45 AM – 4:30 PM

Airport 24 Hour
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  • Russell J. HandyContact Russell J. Handy
    Aviation Director
  • Thomas BartlettContact Thomas Bartlett
    Aviation Deputy Director
  • Ryan E. RochaContact Ryan E. Rocha
    Chief of Operations
  • Loyce D. ClarkContact Loyce D. Clark
    Chief Asset & Planning Officer

Safety management System (SMS)

SMS provides a management system for integrating safety activities into normal day-to-day business practices. It is a formal, top down, systematic approach to identify hazards and control risks. 

SMS includes four components - Safety Policy, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance, and Safety Promotion. SMS helps enhance safety by facilitating the development of an organization-wide safety policy and implementing methods to proactively identify and mitigate hazards.

  • One of the key features of an effective SMS is to hold each person, regardless of his or her position, responsible for safety performance.
  • In the San Antonio Airport System (SAAS), the Aviation Director is the highest ranking official, and therefore is the Accountable Executive.
  • The Aviation Director ultimately assumes full responsibility for the SAAS SMS; however he can delegate the day-to-day operational responsibilities of the SMS to the Assistant Aviation Director.

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