Issue 6.00

Issued: 07 July 2023

Effective: on issue

See also the OTAC Quality Management Systems and the OTAC Safety Assessments


Overseas Territories Aviation Circulars are issued to provide advice, guidance and information on standards, practices and procedures necessary to support Overseas Territory Aviation Requirements (OTARs). They are not in themselves law but may amplify a provision of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order (AN(OT)O) 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). It applies to all those parts of the aviation industry such as aerodrome operators, aircraft operators, Air Traffic Service (ATS) providers and maintenance organisations, required to operate an SMS. It is aimed at small sized operations.


This Circular relates to all OTAR Parts which require the establishment and use of a safety management system.


Minor text revisions and some additional information.


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 or to the appropriate Overseas Territory Aviation Authority.