Through the use of Safety Management Systems (SMS), business aircraft operators can proactively identify and manage risks. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) found in Annex 6, Part 2 specify that a SMS is required for operators of non-commercial aircraft over 12,500 pounds or turbojet powered aircraft. The effective date for ICAO member states (countries) to begin implementation of these standards is November 2010. Effective on January 1, 2009, the ICAO standards applicable to commercial operators required member states to include in their state safety program the requirement for commercial operators to implement a SMS. While the FAA has yet to issue any SMS regulations for U.S. registered operators, NBAA is confident that any future regulations will be based on ICAO SARPS.
Presenters will discuss the following:
• ICAO SMS standards and their implementation by Member states around the world
• The basic components and elements found in a SMS
• Operational and safety benefits that operators can achieve through SMS implementation
• Resources available from NBAA and the International Business Aviation Council to assist with the SMS implementation process
• How the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) fits into the SMS regulatory landscape.
September 30, 2010 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 15 minutes