ICAO ANNEX 19
|Publication Date:||1 July 2016|
The Standards and Recommended Practices contained in this Annex shall be applicable to safety management functions related to, or in direct support of, the safe operation of aircraft.
Note 1.- Safety management provisions for States are contained in Chapter 3 and relate to a State safety programme.
Note 2.- Within the context of this Annex, the term "service provider" refers to those organizations listed in Chapter 3, 188.8.131.52 and does not include international general aviation operators.
Note 3.- Safety management provisions for specified aviation service providers and operators are in Chapter 4 and relate to safety management systems (SMSs).
Note 4.- No provision of this Annex is intended to transfer to the State the responsibilities of the aviation service provider or operator. This includes functions related to, or in direct support of, the safe operation of aircraft.
Note 5.- In the context of this Annex, "responsibility" (singular) refers to "State responsibility" with respect to international obligations under the Convention on International Civil Aviation, while "responsibilities" (plural) should be given its ordinary meaning (i.e., when referring to functions and activities that may be delegated).