The SMS and reporting system SARPs of ICAO Annex 19 continue to be transposed into the EU Regulatory framework.
In November 2021 the rules were adopted in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1963 on SMS in maintenance organisations (Part-145) - the applicability date for this is 2 Dec 2022.
EASA is pleased to announce the embodiment of the SMS requirements into Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 (Part-21) has also been adopted and published by the European Commission, through a delegated act and an implementing act as follows:
- For the
- For the implementing act, refer to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/203 of 14 February 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 as regards management systems and occurrence-reporting systems to be established by competent authorities, and correcting Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 as regards the issuance of airworthiness review certificates at EUR-Lex - 32022R0203 - EN - EUR-Lex (europa.eu)
- The applicability date is 7 March 2023.
- Closure of findings on novelties by: 7 March 2025 – see Article 1.
Associated Part 21 AMC/GM are under development based on the comments received during the publication phase of NPA 2019-05 and, due to the volume of AMC/GM to amend, EASA plans to publish them for summertime.
What happens next?
EASA is currently developing safety promotion material to support the implementation of SMS in Part 21 and Part 145 that will made available through the EASA Air Ops Community Site. There will also be supporting Webinars to support the industry and these will be posted on the EASA Events Pages in due course.