The safety management SARPs are intended to assist States in managing aviation safety risks, in coordination with their Service Providers. Given the increasing complexity of the global air transportation system and its interrelated aviation activities required to assure the safe operation of aircraft, the safety management provisions support the continued evolution of a proactive strategy to improve safety performance. The foundation of this proactive safety strategy is based on the implementation of a State safety programme (SSP) that systematically addresses safety risks, in agreement with the implementation of the safety management systems (SMS) by the service providers.
BEFORE 14 NOVEMBER 2013
The safety management Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) are contained in the following Annexes:
Annex 1 — Personnel Licensing; Annex 6 — Operation of Aircraft, Part I — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes, Annex 6 Part II — International General Aviation —Aeroplanes and Annex 6 Part III — International Operations — Helicopters; Annex 8 — Airworthiness of Aircraft; Annex 11 — Air Traffic Services; Annex 13 — Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation; and Annex 14 — Aerodromes, Volume I — Aerodrome Design and Operations.
FROM 14 NOVEMBER 2013 ONWARDS
The overarching safety management provisions of the above Annexes have been transferred into new Annex 19. However, sector specific safety management provisions remain in their specific Annexes. The newly third edition of the SMM – Safety Management Manual (Doc 9859) further supports Annex 19. In addition, further sector specific safety management guidance material can be found in ICAO manuals* supporting each Annex above mentioned.
Annex 19, 1st edition has been sent to all ICAO Member States through State Letter 8/3 13/30 on 8 April 2013 and becomes applicable on 14 November 2013 . However, independently of this applicability date, the SARPS as developed in their original Annexes retain their original applicability, dating from 2001 onwards.
The mapping of the safety management provisions from the existing Annexes to Annex 19, 1st edition, are described here
(Attachment D to SL 13/30
regarding Annex 19 and its implementation such as electronic filing of differences (EFOD), ICAO universal safety oversight audit programme (USOAP) etc. are contained here
(Attachment E to SL 13/30
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An executive summary
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* These manuals will be updated as necessary to harmonize the terminology used in Annex 19 and the SMM.