Legal Aspects of Airport Programs. Topic 08-01. Legal Issues Related to the Implementation and Operation of Safety Management Systems for Airports

In 2001 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) instituted a standard requiring Safety Management Systems (SMS) for international airports.  In 2010 the FAA stated its support for the ICAO SMS standard and began an SMS pilot program for selected U.S. airports.  Some airports have developed SMS programs and are in the process of implementing or operating those programs.  TRB has published several reports that provide airport professionals with valuable background information on SMS.    The objective of this digest was to identify legal issues that have resulted from the implementation or operation of SMS programs.  This digest should expand upon the issues identified in the previous publications.  


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $60000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-01, Topic 08-01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Greenberger, Marci

  • Performing Organizations:

    Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell

  • Principal Investigators:

    Kirsch, Peter

  • Start Date: 20170606
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180606
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180606
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39485

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560692
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-01, Topic 08-01
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2015 1:01AM