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Safety & Quality Management System (SQMS)

Safety Management System (SMS)

Safety is the state in which risks associated with aviation activities, related to, or in direct support of the operation of aircraft, are reduced and controlled to an acceptable level. The relevant ICAO SARPs and national regulations require implementation of a Safety Management System by using a systematic approach in managing safety by all service providers. The system should include the necessary organizational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures.

Pakistan CAA, in compliance to the regulatory requirement as well as international obligation has implemented Safety Management System in provision of Air Navigation Services. An exclusive Safety and Quality Management System Directorate has been established within Pakistan CAA to support the implementation of SMS by ANS Division (ANSP) and at Aerodromes.

ANS Division in coordination with SQMS Directorate carryout all required functions to identify hazards in the system and to mitigate the identified risks in order to maintain the target level of safety. Any significant safety-related change to the ATS system or a new procedure is only implemented after a safety assessment has demonstrated that an acceptable level of safety will be met. Pakistan CAA has also established mechanism for post-implementation monitoring to verify that the defined level of safety continues to be met.

Besides the regulatory requirement to implement SMS, ANS Division in line with the CAA organizational policy is looking forward for implementation of a quality management system based on international standard ISO 9001-2008.

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