June 3, 2008, Redwood Shores, California - MetricStream, Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, today announced that it is hosting a complimentary webinar titled "Effective Safety and Quality Management in the Airline Industry for Improved Business Performance" on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 11:00am Pacific (2:00pm Eastern).

Participants of the webinar will learn:

  • How to manage scrutiny by the FAA due to perceived non-compliance with Airworthiness Directives (ADs)
  • How to reduce costs by increasing efficiency and effectiveness of quality and safety management
  • How to cut down on the copious amounts of paperwork with the FAA for routine inspections and operations
  • The importance of the four pillars of the FAA Safety Management System (SMS) and the tools that let you rapidly implement these standards
  • The value of a comprehensive audit management solution to support enterprise-wide audits, risk assessments, remediation, incident management and reporting
  • Best practices for implementing compliance with AS9100 standard

The webinar will feature Dr. Gopi Gopinath, a renowned expert on FAA compliance. Dr. Gopinath retired in 2004 after 36 years with the Boeing Company in Seattle , WA where he last held the position of Director of Engineering for Commercial Airplanes (Structures and PayLoads). In this position he was responsible for Engineering design, analysis, certification and safety activities of all commercial airplane models, their derivatives and post-delivery support to airline customers. He was also responsible for identifying and implementing best practices and ensuring the right skill sets are in place for designing, integrating, building, certifying and delivering airplane products and chaired a number of industry and FAA committees. Dr. Gopinath has received awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in recognition of his contributions to the aerospace industry. He is currently an advisor to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global partner to MetricStream.

Dr. Gopinath will be joined by Carl McCauley, Vice President for Operational Compliance and Quality Management Solutions at MetricStream, to discuss the business benefits of a comprehensive and sustainable maintenance and quality management program that includes the four pillars of the FAA Safety Management System - Policy Management, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance and Safety Promotion.

MetricStream offers integrated solutions for successfully meeting the increasing regulatory and reporting requirements from the FAA (including ADs) while lowering the associated costs that can otherwise be substantial. The solutions serve as enablers of new levels of productivity, regulatory compliance, reduced costs and effective quality, safety and risk management. The solutions automate the entire inspection and conformance lifecycle from initial receipt of ADs, recording of inspections, instant launching of corrective actions and preventive actions (CAPAs), real time reporting to FAA and audit management.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(www.metricstream.com).

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