The use of Safety Management Systems (SMS) at airports can contribute to our effort to adopt new measures to continue improving aviation safety by helping airports detect and correct safety problems before they result in aircraft accidents or incidents.

The Office of Airports (ARP) is taking a two front approach to SMS; an internal effort to integrate the components and elements of SMS within the ARP organization, and an external effort to integrate SMS into our airport certification process under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 139. Information on ARPs efforts, links to applicable guidance, and other related documents, can be found on the Airports website linked below.

Guidance and Reference:

SMS Point of Contact:

Keri Lyn Spencer,
Airports SMS Program Manager (AAS-300)
(202) 267-8972
keri.spencer@faa.gov