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Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) Initial Consultation
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Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM)

Thumbnail for SMS NPRM Consulation Presentation Slides SMS NPRM Forum Presentation Slides (1.1 MB)

The CAA held four forums In Jun 2015 to support the SMS NPRM process. The slides from the presentation are available for you to view in PDF format.



SMS Summary of Public Submissions

The NPRM was published on the CAA website with links from the Policy and Rules page, and from the Safety Management Systems page.

Notice was sent to subscribers to the automatic alert service for all of the affected certificates, and subscribers to the Safety Management Systems page.

Affected certificate holders were advised by email of the Consultation Forums that were conducted by the CAA in Palmerston North, Auckland, Christchurch, and Queenstown during the consultation period.

An online survey was also available for completion during the consultation period.

A total of 20 submissions were received. Of these, 17 submissions were from organisations, and 3 from individuals.

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Initial Consultation

In June 2014, Cabinet agreed to the CAA proceeding with developing rules that would require that all certificated operators in New Zealand implement a risk management system, such as a  Safety Management System (SMS).

The CAA is developing a draft Part 100 Safety Management.  This is considered to improve safety, add flexibility in how Rules are complied with, increase safety transparency, and align with international best practice.

This follows a CAA consultation in 2013 on a proposal to require risk management systems, such as SMS, for all certificated operators.  We carefully reviewed all feedback received in response to this consultation, including both written submissions and verbal discussions held at the June 2013 SMS Forums.  Documents published for this consultation are available below:

Summary of Submissions

Safety Regulation of Aviation - Considering a Risk Management Approach - Consultation Document

Consultation on Safety Regulation of Aviation - FAQs


Consultation on Advisory Circular AC00-4

Frequently Asked Questions on AC00-4

Summary of Industry Feedback and CAA responses


SMS Forums

The CAA held Safety Management Forums 10 to 13 Jun 2013.

SMS Forums Presentations

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South Pacific Aviation Safety Management Systems Symposium

First Symposium

Director of Civil Aviation - Speech to Industry Symposium on Safety Management Systems - 20 Mar 09

Microsoft PowerPoint is required to view the presentations below. If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint, a free Reader version can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com.


Second Symposium

Was held in Queenstown 17 - 18 February 2010

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