“As of November 23, 2006 States shall require, as part of their safety programme, that an [operator, maintenance organization, ATS provider, certified aerodrome] implements a safety management system (SMS) accepted by the State that, as a minimum:
- Identifies safety hazards.
- Ensures that remedial action necessary to maintain an acceptable level of safety is implemented.
- Provides for continuous monitoring and regular assessment of the safety level achieved.
- Aims to make continuous improvement to the overall level of safety.”
To adequately satisfy these requirements, aviation service providers need safety database software designed specifically for ICAO SMS programs.