Industry standards – Safety Management Systems (SMS)
Safety Management Systems (SMS) represent a systematic, explicit and comprehensive process for managing risks to safety. A successfully developed and implemented SMS will ensure that safety is integrated into all management systems including operational, maintenance, financial and human resource management.
SMS is a longstanding feature of business aviation industry best practices, and it is required for all commercial operators worldwide by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) in cooperation with EBAA, have developed an SMS Toolkit.
The guidance helps business aviation flight departments implement an SMS that meets both ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and the regulatory requirements of aviation regulatory authorities. EBAA frequently offers workshops for operators to understand and implement the toolkit.