The primary function of an SQMS is to establish a program for the continuing surveillance and analysis of a sponsor’s performance and effectiveness in providing a satisfactory FSTD for use on a regular basis. For NSPM Approval, an SQMS must satisfy requirements as described in QPS appendix E of 14 CFR Part 60.
- Tools and Information:
- Simulation Quality Management System (SQMS) Guidelines (MS Word) (Program Registration, Assessment, and Approval)
- Table E.2. – Sponsor Checklist / Basic (Part 60 Required) QPS Requirements - Components (MS Word)
- Table E.6. – Element Assessment Table (PDF)
- Sample Basic SQMS Program (MS Word)
Note: This document is provided as a sample SQMS program only and intended to assist sponsors in developing their own Part 60 compliant SQMS program. The structure and content of this sample program is not a requirement and is provided for informational purposes only. Sponsors are encouraged to visit ARINC Simulator Quality Management Systems Working Group.