Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): Safety Management Systems

Safety Management Systems

The FAA proposed a rule that requires charter, commuter and air tour operators, and aircraft manufacturers to implement a critical safety approach that has helped create the safest era in aviation history. The rule would support the FAA’s preventive approach that detects and corrects potential safety issues before they result in accidents or incidents. 

The FAA signed this notice of proposed rulemaking on January 10, 2022. The published document could contain minor changes due to formatting and editorial requirements, and the docket will not go live until publication. Upon publication, the document can be found on the Federal Register’s website at and parties may submit comments in the docket at

Last updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2023