SM ICG Position Paper on the SMS/QMS Relationship
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It is vital for any aviation organization to establish a management system with clearly defined lines of accountability and responsibilities, processes and procedures so safety performance is maintained at an acceptable level (safety management) and specified outputs are achieved (quality management). Safety management and quality management are highly complementary and should work together to achieve the overall safety objectives of an organization. This paper clarifies the differences, commonalities and relationship between quality management and safety management.
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