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Safety Management International Collaboration Group (SM ICG)

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Description

The Safety Management International Collaboration Group (SM ICG) was founded by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation and is a joint cooperation between many regulatory authorities for the purpose of promoting a common understanding of safety management and Safety Management System (SMS)/State Safety Program (SSP) principles and requirements, facilitating their implementation across the international aviation community.

The current core membership of the SM ICG includes the Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) of Spain, the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) of Brazil, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Netherlands (CAA NL), the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA NZ), the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong (CAD HK), the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia, the Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile (DGAC) in France, the Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile (ENAC) in Italy, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) of Switzerland, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Organization, Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (UAE GCAA), and the Civil Aviation Authority of United Kingdom (UK CAA). Additionally, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an observer to this group.

Members of the SM ICG:

  • Collaborate on common SMS/SSP topics of interest
  • Share lessons learned
  • Encourage the progression of a harmonized SMS
  • Share products with the aviation community
  • Collaborate with international organizations such as ICAO and civil aviation authorities that have implemented or are implementing SSP/SMS


What's New

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Training Program Outline for Inspector SMS Competency

Aviation authority workforces include highly skilled positions with significant technical, vocational, and educational requirements. With the implementation of performance-based Safety Management System (SMS) requirements for service providers, aviation authorities need to ensure that their inspectors have the required competencies to perform SMS oversight effectively. The purpose of this document is to provide an outline to aviation authorities on what should be included in a training program to prepare inspectors to carry out SMS oversight activities. Read more

Revised Safety Management Terminology Document

The previously published SM ICG collection of Safety Management Terminology has been updated to reflect the second edition of ICAO Annex 19. It includes additional terms (e.g., safety data, safety information, safety oversight, safety risk). Read more

New Translations

Unofficial Japanese translations are now available for the following products:


Notifications

Newsletter.png To receive notification when new SM ICG content is published, contact smicg.share@gmail.com.

SM ICG Products

The SM ICG welcomes feedback on its products. For further information regarding the SM ICG or to provide feedback, please contact Régine Hamelijnck, Amer Younossi, or Jacqueline Booth.

Standardization Promotion Guidance/Tools Resources





Points of Contact (POCs)

Amer Younossi Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Aviation Safety +1 202 267 5164 Amer Younossi
Neverton Novais National Civil Aviation Agency - Brazil (ANAC) +55 61 3314 4606 Neverton Novais
Jacqueline Booth Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) +1 613 952 7974 Jacqueline Booth
Mike Hutchinson Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia +03 9518 2774 Mike Hutchinson
Régine Hamelijnck European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) +49 221 8999 000 Régine Hamelijnck

Further Reading



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