FAA - FO 8000.368A
Flight Standards Service Oversight
|Publication Date:||12 December 2012|
Purpose of This Order.
This order describes how the Flight Standards Service (AFS) complies with the current editions of FAA Order 8000.369, Safety Management System Guidance, and Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety (AVS-1) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order VS 8000.367, Aviation Safety (AVS) Safety Management System Requirements. Order 8000.369 requires Aviation Safety (AVS) services to incorporate safety management principles into FAA oversight of the U.S. aviation industry. Order VS 8000.367 provides specific requirements to apply these principles in AVS lines of business. In support of the AVS Safety Management System (AVSSMS) guidance, this order does the following:
• Provides information for AFS divisions and offices in support of the development of implementation plans and guidance based upon and consistent with Order 8000.369. AFS divisions and offices will issue supplementary guidance, both internally and externally, to implement the principles and provide direction to aviation product/service providers.
• Explains the principles and requirements to guide the evolution of AFS oversight processes in a Safety Management System (SMS) environment.
• Standardizes terminology for AFS oversight activity consistent with AVS guidance and appropriate to each of the constituent industry segments and aviation activities under the oversight jurisdiction of AFS.
• Defines roles of AFS and the industry, specifically with respect to the responsibility for managing risk and determining acceptable levels of safety.