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Industry Day in Paris, France

On October 18, 2022, the SM ICG hosted Industry Day in Paris, France. Industry Day marks a unique opportunity for aviation service providers in France to hear directly from a group of authorities from across the world, and for those authorities to receive feedback on SM ICG products. The full day session was divided into two parts—Safety Management Systems (SMS) as a Tool to Overcome Crises and Innovative Approaches to SMS after the COVID Crisis. Read more

Change Management at the State Level

This document focuses on the need for, and benefits of, change management and the type of changes commonly seen at the State level from the perspective of Aviation Regulatory Authorities. This document also includes a typical change management process, tools, and guidance, and provides examples to illustrate the change management process. Read more

Safety Manager's Role in SMS

The objective of this document is to provide guidance on the roles and responsibilities of the Safety Manager; associated knowledge, skills, and attitudes; examples of do and don'ts; considerations on the scalability of the Safety Manager tasks based on the size and complexity of the organization; and training syllabus for consideration. Read more

SM ICG 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 (TCCA) 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 Dominican Republic Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (TRAFICOM), 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


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SM ICG Products

All SM ICG products are accessible from the category navigation menu to the right. The SM ICG welcomes feedback on its products. For further information regarding the SM ICG or to provide feedback, please contact Bernard BourdonEugene Huang, or Andrew Larsen.


Points of Contact (POCs)

Eugene Huang Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Aviation Safety +1 202-267-7577 Eugene Huang
Neverton Novais National Civil Aviation Agency - Brazil (ANAC) +55 61 3314 4606 Neverton Novais
Andrew Larsen Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) +1 613 993-9158 Andrew Larsen
Charles Galea Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia +07 3144 7487 Charles Galea
Bernard Bourdon European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) +49 221 89990 2022 Bernard Bourdon

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