Listed below, in order of hierarchy of authorship, are foundational resources for use in the development and implementation of an SMS.
- International Policy (International Civil Aviation Organization; ICAO)
- ICAO Annex 19 – Link to more information and a downloadable Executive Summary
- Overview of ICAO Annex 19 (PDF) (Presentation)
- Safety Management Manual (SMM) – Doc 9859 – Link to with more information on how to obtain guidance material on safety management principles and concepts, State Safety Program, and SMS
- National Policy
- Air Operators/MROs/Flight Training (Oversight by Flight Standards)
- Air Traffic