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1 Federal Aviation Administration SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR AIRPORT OPERATORS

2 Safety Management Systems for Airport Operators 2 Federal Aviation Administration BACKGROUND Systems Safety –Proactive vs. Reactive Future Growth of the Air Transportation System –Joint Planning Development Office Defines SMS Standards for the FAA and other Departments and agencies. Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS)

3 Safety Management Systems for Airport Operators 3 Federal Aviation Administration What is NGATS? NGATS refers to an initiative started in 2003 to transform the U.S. air transportation system by In contrast to todays system, NGATS will be more flexible, resilient, scalable, adaptive, and highly automated; meeting up to two to three times current demand. It will require implementation of SMS to accommodate NGATS.

4 Safety Management Systems for Airport Operators 4 Federal Aviation Administration BACKGROUND (Continued) ICAO Standard –Annex 14 FAA Requirement –FAA Orders and Regulations

5 Safety Management Systems for Airport Operators 5 Federal Aviation Administration Office of Airport Safety and Standards (AAS) Initiatives Advisory Circular –Feb 28, 2007 Pilot Studies –Pilot Study Participant Guide Scalability –Determine size and complexity applications Rulemaking Project (NPRM) –Considering Sep 2008

6 Safety Management Systems for Airport Operators 6 Federal Aviation Administration SMS for Airport Operators Pilot Study Participant Guide Safety Program Manual –Why is it a separate document? 4-Phased Implementation –Phase-1: Safety Policy and Objectives –Phase-2: Safety Risk Management –Phase-3: Safety Assurance –Phase-4: Safety Promotion 12 to 18 month time frame Safety Program Manual Example

7 Safety Management Systems for Airport Operators 7 Federal Aviation Administration AAS Initiatives Continued ICAO Difference –USOAP Scheduled Oct 2007 Education and Information sharing –ASOS –Conferences –Web Page

8 Safety Management Systems for Airport Operators 8 Federal Aviation Administration AAS Initiatives Continued Transportation Research Board –Airport Cooperative Research Program –Guidebook for Developing Airport Safety Management Systems –MITRE – White Paper to discuss the benefits of an Airport SMS

9 Safety Management Systems for Airport Operators 9 Federal Aviation Administration AAS Initiatives Continued FAA Integrated Safety Program (ISP) –FAA Stove Pipes –SMS Applications –Airport Certification Safety Inspector (ACSI) Training –Office of Airport Safety and Standards ISP Integrated with Flight Safety and Air Traffic

10 Safety Management Systems for Airport Operators 10 Federal Aviation Administration FAA Safety Division (AVS) FAA Advisory Circular –Introduction to Safety Management Systems for Air Operators –Proof of Concept –NPRM Sep 2007 –FAA Order Integrated Safety Council –AAS collaboration

11 Safety Management Systems for Airport Operators 11 Federal Aviation Administration ATO Safety Management System Service Provider ATO SMS Order ATO SMS Manual AAS Collaboration

12 Safety Management Systems for Airport Operators 12 Federal Aviation Administration Q U E S T I O N S ? Keri Spencer SMS Project Manager Airport Safety and Operations 800 Independence Blvd, SW, RM 620 Washington, D.C (202)


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