Safety Management System

Voluntary Implementation of SMS for Non-Part 121 Operators, MROs, and Training Organizations

SMS development for Non-121 Air Operators, MROs and Training Organizations can be furthered by using some core documents and tools. The list (and links) below highlight the base documents, as well as other helpful material and resources.

SMS includes the four Components and 12 Elements, with respective processes. The guidance material and tools highlight functional requirements, design expectations and performance objectives.

FAA Safety Management System (SMS) for voluntary program (SMSVP)

The presentations are for internal FAA Inspectors and External Certificate Holders who are interested in becoming an applicant into the FAA Safety Management System (SMS) for voluntary program (SMSVP).

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SMS Fundamentals

These presentations speak to the fundamental elements and concepts of Safety Management and the application within your organization.

SMS Essentials for the SMS Voluntary Program

This presentation speaks to the essentials necessary to begin the process for entering into the SMS Voluntary Program (SMSVP).

SMS for Small Service Providers

This presentation outlines the scalability for SMS to be applied to not only large 121 organizations but also small organizations such as Part 133, or 137 single pilot operations.

SMS SRM Safety Risk Management

This presentation specifically outlines the detailed outline of the Safety Risk Management Process and how it is application identifies hazards and mitigates risk to an acceptable level.

Contact information for Operators, MROs, and Training Organizations

  • For participation in the Flight Standards SMS Voluntary Program, contact

    Tiffany Latour
    Aviation Safety
    Flight Standards, Office of Safety Standards
    Assistant Manager, SMS Program Office, AFS-910.
    (c) 623-238-0633

  • Flight Standards SMS Program Office