FAA - FO JO 1000.37C
Air Traffic Organization Safety Management System
|Publication Date:||1 October 2021|
Purpose of This Order.
This order establishes Safety Management System (SMS) policies for the Air Traffic Organization (ATO). It defines the scope, requirements, and applications of the SMS in the ATO and gives the responsibility for owning and executing the SMS to all employees at all levels of the ATO, from the ATO Chief Operating Officer (COO) to the individual air traffic controllers and airway transportation systems specialists at a Service Delivery Point (SDP). The ATO COO is the ultimate accountable executive for ensuring the effectiveness of the SMS.
Specifically, this order requires the ATO SMS to be the framework for the:
• Development of safety policy and processes;
• Promotion of a safety culture that identifies and reports activities that are potentially or actually detrimental to system safety;
• Identification, analysis, assessment, and treatment of safety risk within the National Airspace System (NAS) and United States-controlled international/oceani
• Continuous collection, analysis, and assessment of safety data to determine if the ATO is meeting or exceeding its safety performance objectives and to determine the effectiveness of safety risk controls.