German State Safety Programme
German Ministry of Transport
ICAO Annexes include the requirement for States to establish a State safety programme (SSP) aimed to achieve an acceptable level of safety in aviation operations.
A safety programme is an integrated set of regulations and activities aimed at improving safety (ICAO Doc 9859). The core objective of an SSP is the development of integrated safety management capabilities within the state’s authorities and its stakeholders (aircraft operators, air navigation service providers, certified aerodrome operators, maintenance organisations…), in order to strengthen of both prescriptive and performance based oversight.
An SSP is based on the four main elements of Safety Management, namely State’s Safety Policy and Objectives,Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance, Safety Promotion.
Within this two-year project, airsight consultants will assess through interviews and workshops involving industry stakeholders the current implementation status of the SSP main elements, analyse possible gaps, and ultimately propose a concept for the development and implementation of Germany’s future aviation safety programme.