Amendments to Annexes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15: ICAO 190 Member States are required to state their official position by 20 July, 2009.
AIRWORTHINESS OF AIRCRAFT (Annex 8)
The ICAO Council agreed that the safety management requirements in Annex 8 be retained in this amendment but not with the Safety Management System (SMS) framework. It was further agreed that the issue of an SMS framework suitable for organizations responsible for type design or manufacture of aircraft should be re-examined in the future, particularly the application of a standard framework, in broad consultation with both States and industry. Given the time required to complete this consultation and amend Annex 8 accordingly, it was decided that an applicability date of 14 November 2013 for the SMS provisions in Chapter 5 of Annex 8 would allow sufficient time for States to establish corresponding regulations and industry to implement them.