Overseas Territories Aviation Circulars are issued to provide advice, guidance and information on standards, practices and procedures necessary to support Overseas Territory Aviation Requirements. They are not in themselves law but may amplify a provision of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order or provide practical guidance on meeting a requirement contained in the Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements.
This OTAC describes the overall concept of Safety Management Systems (SMS) in the Territories. It applies to all those parts of the aviation industry such as aircraft operators, maintenance organisations, ATS providers and aerodrome operators required to operate an SMS.
This Circular relates to all OTAR Parts which require the establishment and use of a safety management system.
This issue revision is based on merging two previous SMS-related OTACs.
Enquiries regarding the content of this Circular should be addressed to the Safety Development Manager, Air Safety Support International at the address on the ASSI website www.airsafety.aero or to the appropriate Overseas Territory Aviation Authority.