SMS for Design and Manufacturing Orgs – SM-0001 – Summary
This Standard is intended to enable the aviation industry to implement a Safety Management System (SMS) consistent with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Annex 19 “Safety Management” Second Edition, Appendix 2, to the convention on International Civil Aviation. It can be used to support demonstration of compliance with applicable SMS regulatory requirements from Aviation Authorities or for voluntary SMS implementation by organizations not required to implement and SMS.
This standard addresses the implementation of the SMS elements within organizations undertaking design, manufacturing or maintenance responsibilities and activities or both as:
• Approved organizations (holding an organization approval, e.g., DOA, POA, AMO/MOA)
• Other organizations (holding a certificate for design or manufacturing or both, e.g., TC, PC, PMA holder), including those from the supply chain (i.e., suppliers).
The industry anticipates that each State (local) Civil Aviation Authority will implement SMS regulations to a potentially wider scope than that defined by ICAO Annex 19.
This Standard has been developed to consider the broadest scope of potential SMS implementation in design, manufacturing, and maintenance organizations in collaboration with Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA), Aerospace Industries Association of Brazil (AIA-B), Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIA-C), Aerospace and Defence Association Industries of Europe (ASD), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).