Chief Executive Officer
Aviation Safety Solutions
Amanda Ferraro is an internationally renowned and well-respected safety expert with more than 23 years of experience in the aviation industry.
For the past 10 years, Ferraro has been the owner and chief executive officer of Aviation Safety Solutions, LLC, located in Janesville, WI – a provider of a range of safety support, specialized auditing, SMS integration and flight operation consultant services for Fortune 500 companies and Part 121, 91 and Part 135 operators. As CEO, Ferraro serves as a World Lead IS-BAO Auditor – providing standardization and training programs for all Auditors in IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations). Ferraro also provides implementation and consulting, and leads auditing for airlines, corporate flight departments and almost 140 operators around the globe.
Before founding Aviation Safety Solutions, Ferraro was employed by Cessna Aircraft Company, John Deere Global Aviation Services, American Family Insurance and FedEx – serving as avionics instructor pilot, delivery pilot, senior international captain, training officer and first officer.
Ferraro is the developer and founder of the Aviation Safety Assistance Program, Business Aviation Benchmark Partnership, IS-BAO Standardization Protocol course, has extensive international aviation experience in wide-body aircraft, and is the developer of an industry-leading drone/UAV program. As a lead IS-BAO auditor, industry-leading expert in SMS, Certified Aviation Manager (CAM), teacher for auditors and implementors around the world and developer for the new FS1 program for IBAC. In 2020, Ferraro was asked to lead the NBAA SMS Safety Committee to further industry education and understanding in safety management systems. In 2016 Ferraro was awarded the inaugural Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation award.
Ferraro’s passion for and excitement about safety has led her to change how operators think of safety – and particularly safety management systems. To that end, Ferraro has volunteered extensively with IBAC and NBAA to improve overall safety across the industry, including the development of the new IS-BAO Flight Plan Stage 1 to make SMS accessible to small flight departments.