ACRP Report I, Volume II:
The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report I, Volume II is aimed towards airport operators and others responsible for organizing any Safety Management Systems (SMS) at an airport.
It is a guidebook that expands on the information in ACRP Report I, Volume I, thoroughly detailing the components of the system and presenting all the information needed to perform all the necessary SMS tasks.
The chapters within cover the basics of Airport SMS, how to get started, implementing SMS at an airport, Safety Risk Management, and finally the continuous operation of SMS.
Though the Guidebook was published in 2009, and though the final FAA guidance has not been released and could change, it can still be a good resource for those wanting to learn more.
For more information, read the ACRP Report I, Volume 2: Guidebook. (June 2009)
Roundtable Review Nov. 2011 of Part 139 Implementation Studies:
Through Gap Analysis, a number of airports have begun adopting implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) after the original pilot studies. They began to identify what components needed to be added on top of what had already been in place.
The goal of the Implementation Studies was to determine what methods and policies were best for the adoption of Safety Policy, Safety Risk Management (SRM), Safety Assurance and Safety Promotion.
The fourteen airports that participated in this study applied the changes necessary through a few different methods, but came together and decided on changes that needed to be made before full implementation of SMS at airports.
To read the full study and their conclusions, download the Part 139 Safety Management System (SMS) Implementation Study’s November 2011 Roundtable Meeting Summary. (November 2011)