FAA - FO 8900.1 VOLUME 17
Volume 17 Safety Management System
|Publication Date:||13 September 2007|
This volume provides guidance for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Service (FS) personnel on the acceptance and continued oversight of Safety Management Systems (SMS) as required under Title 14 of the Code of FederalRegulations (14 CFR) part 5 and the Safety Management System Voluntary Program (SMSVP) Standard.
1) SMSs required for new 14 CFR part 121 applicants in accordance with 14 CFR part 119, § 119.8(b) are addressed in Volume 2, Chapter 3. The SMSVP Standard is based on the requirements in part 5. This was done to ensure consistency with oversight and harmonization in guidance materials. As such, tools developed for the SMSVP could be used to provide oversight for certificate holders that have a regulatory SMS under part 5.
2) Advisory Circular (AC) 120-92, Safety Management Systems for Aviation Service Providers, has been developed to provide additional guidance on how certificate holders may comply with the requirements of part 5 and the SMSVP Standard. Information is provided to aid in scaling the SMS to meet the certificate holder's requirements. The information in the AC is considered to be an acceptable means of compliance with part 5 and the SMSVP Standard. While it is not mandatory, certificate holders are encouraged to work with their Certificate Management Team (CMT) when developing and implementing their SMS.