QSSA has been established by Gordon Swanson to provide a specialized consulting service aimed at providing assistance to States, Civil Aviation Authorities and aviation industry service providers in mitigating risks through the implementation of ICAO Annex 19 Safety Management Standards.
Gordon has worked in the aviation industry for over 40 years. He holds a Transport Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) licence and a Private Pilot licence. He worked as a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Airworthiness Inspector, District Airworthiness Superintendent, and Associate Director of Operations for over 35 years in various locations in Canada.
Prior to his retirement from TCCA, Gordon was responsible for leading the ICAO Annex 19 State Safety Program (SSP) implementation project team on behalf of Canada. This has given him an in-depth working knowledge and experience with the practical tools and challenges of SSP implementation in a State. In addition, he has many years of working with the Canadian aviation industry with the implementation and maturity of SMS in compliance with the Civil Aviation Regulations.