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State Safety Programme

Annex 19 to the Chicago Convention (applicable November 2013) sets the standards for a State Safety Programme (SSP), placing the responsibility on all contracting States to implement such a programme. BCAA has developed a State1 Safety Programme (SSP) Manual which describes Bermuda's SSP for the implementation of Annex 19 SARPs. It can be viewed here.

Bermuda has produced its Safety Plan for 2020 – 2022.   In development of the BCAA Safety Plan, a detailed review was undertaken of the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) 2020 – 2022.  The Safety Plan provides strategic direction for Bermuda related to the management of aviation safety for the next three years.  This plan lists safety issues, sets aviation safety aims and objectives, and presents a series of tasks to address identified safety deficiencies and reduce safety risks.

The BCAA Safety Plan allows Bermuda to clearly communicate its strategy for improving safety at the national level to all stakeholders, including various government branches. It provides a transparent means to disclose how the BCAA, and their civil aviation stakeholders, work to identify hazards and manage operational safety risks. The Safety Plan emphasizes Bermuda’s commitment to aviation safety and is also used as the means by which to provide information on safety objectives.

The BCAA Safety Plan 2020 – 2022 can be found here.

1 Note: Bermuda, as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, is not an ICAO Contracting State in its own right. The use of the term "State" reflects that Bermuda is exercising state functions on behalf of the United Kingdom.