The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued guidance for Safety Management System (SMS)Implementation in Air Operators under General Aviation. General aviation operators of large or turbojet aeroplanes meeting following criteria are required to implement and maintain SMS that is appropriate to the size and complexity of their operation:
a) Aeroplanes with a maximum certificated take-off mass exceeding 5 700 kg; or
b) Aeroplanes equipped with one or more turbojet engines.
The SMS of general aviation operators shall include at least the following:
a) Process to identify actual and potential safety hazards and assess the associated risks;
b) Process to develop and implement remedial action necessary to maintain an acceptable level of safety; and
c) Provisions for continuous monitoring and regular assessment of the appropriateness and effectiveness of safety management activities.
[F. No. DGCA-15032/03/2/2017-DAS]