ACI is constantly active in the field of standards and procedures for safe airport operations. We work with members under the remit of the ACI World Safety and Technical Standing Committee and ACI regional offices, to ensure that current safety issues are discussed within ACI. ACI views are then presented to ICAO as part of ACI’s advocacy role.
This dedication to safe operations is seen across the whole aviation sector. As regards to airports, the safety culture takes on many forms, including adoption of standard operating procedures, introduction of new methods and technologies and generally ensuring that safety is paramount throughout airport operations. The process of operating safely includes a broad range of factors, all of which ACI is actively involved in:
Safety Management System (SMS)
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requires that all aerodromes have a Safety Management System (SMS) in place within their organizations. View the various sections of a typical SMS and find out more on implementing an SMS at an aerodrome. click here
Working with ICAO
ACI is a member of the ICAO Aerodromes Panel which has five working groups: the Aerodrome Operations and Services Working Group, the Rescue and Fire-Fighting Working Group, the Aerodrome Design Working Group, the Visual Aids Working group and the Heliport Design Working Group. ACI contributes in depth to the Panel's work to maintain and improve the Standards and Recommended Practices contained in Annex 14 (Aerodromes), as well as the related ICAO Manuals. ACI is involved in other ICAO Panels whenever they deal with issues affecting airports and airport operators. ACI has contributed significantly to the ICAO Manual on Certification of Aerodromes, the Safety Management Manual and the Global Aviation Safety Roadmap.
ACI also works with IATA, the Flight Safety Foundation and other organizations such as CANSO and IFALPA on specific subject areas such as