CHANGE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

8900.1 CHG 615

 

 

National Policy

Effective Date: 9/5/18

 

Summary of Change. Volume 17, Chapter 1, Section 1, Safety Management System—Overview; Volume 17, Chapter 1, Section 2, Miscellaneous Safety Management System Information; Volume 17, Chapter 2, Section 1, General; Volume 17, Chapter 3, Section 1, General; Volume 17, Chapter 3, Section 2, SMS Voluntary Program Validation Process; Volume 17, Chapter 3, Section 3, SMSVP Standard, Implementation, and Validation Job Aids; Volume 17, Chapter 4, Section 1, Corporate SMS.

Explanation of Policy Changes. This change revises and reorganizes the entirety of Volume 17 to focus primarily on the Safety Management System Voluntary Program (SMSVP); adds new guidance material to aid inspector understanding and clarify processes and procedures; and incorporates updates to office responsibilities per the Future of Flight Standards (FFS) realignment. This change incorporates new information into:

A.   Chapter 1, General.

    Section 1, Safety Management System—Overview; and

    Section 2, Miscellaneous Safety Management System Information. (New section).

B.   Chapter 2, Safety Management Systems for New Part 121 Applicants. (New title)

    Section 1, General. (New title)

C.   Chapter 3, Safety Management System Voluntary Program.

    Section 1, General; (New title)

    Section 2, SMS Voluntary Program Validation Process; (New section; formerly reserved) and

    Section 3, SMSVP Standard, Implementation, and Validation Job Aids. (New section; formerly reserved).

D.   Chapter 4, Safety Management System Special Considerations. (New title)

    Section 1, Corporate SMS. (TBD)