There are now three editions to ICAO SMS manuals. Immediately below, you will find a link to the most recent 2012 ICAO SMS manual, which is the advance edition. When people talk about the ICAO SMS manual, they refer to Document 9859, or simply "doc 9859." Other people simply call the ICAO SMS manual "9859," "Document 9859," or very commonly "ICAO Doc 9859."
Link to ICAO Document 9859 Advance Version.
We don't provide a link to the first or second editions of the ICAO SMS manual that was created in 2006 and 2009 respectively, called "Safety Management Manual (SMM)" because you should use the latest 2012 ICAO SMS manual, which is version 3. For all practical purposes, the changes are not dramatic across ICAO SMS manual versions, so don't feel overwhelmed or underwhelmed when you compare the three ICAO SMS manuals.
When you read the ICAO SMS manual and compare it to SMS Pro™, you will recognize that SMS Pro is the most complete, best software solution that covers the ICAO SMS requirements. When SMS Pro™ was created, we focused on ICAO requirements. Independent consultants, time and again report that SMS Pro™ is the best aviation SMS software solution because:
- Best customer service;
- Most complete aviation SMS solution;
- Flexible to fit different aviation organizations (instead of having the organization fit the SMS software);
- Customizable; and
- Best value (price vs functionality) for aviation safety SMS software for ICAO SMS requirements.