SMS Frequently Asked Questions

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The decision by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to specify that a SMS requirement be incorporated into national safety regulations applicable to many business aircraft operators has generated a number of questions from NBAA Members. To provide current information on the SMS regulatory landscape, NBAA developed answers to the most frequently asked questions on this topic. While the FAA has yet to issue any SMS regulations for U.S. registered operators conducting domestic flights, certain civil aviation authorities outside the U.S. are in the process of developing SMS regulations that will apply to aircraft operating within their country.