ICAO Annex 19, Safety Management


During the ICAO High-level Safety Conference 2010, the development of an Annex dedicated to Safety Management was proposed. The benefits identified of this approach included:

  • Address safety risks proactively;
  • Manage and support strategic regulatory and infrastructure developments;
  • Re-enforce the role played by the State in managing safety at the State level, in coordination with service providers;
  • Stress the concept of overall safety performance in all domains.

Summary of Annex 19

The new First Edition of the new Annex becomes applicable on 14 November 2013. All of the safety management provisions in Annex 19 except those listed below have been transferred or duplicated from safety management provisions previously contained in six other Annexes. The new provisions are as follows:

The new Annex also replicates Attachment ‘E’ to Annex 14 “Legal Guidance for the Protection of Safety Information from Safety Data” as Attachment ‘B’


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