• The UK State Safety Programme (SSP) sets out how the UK approaches aviation safety. It has been set up to protect people from aviation safety risks and to maintain the UK as one of the safest aviation systems in the world.

    To achieve this, the UK is committed to:

    • Reinforcing the UK’s position as a global leader in aviation safety.
    • Continuously improving aviation safety through collaborative working, including with our international partners.
    • Achieving the State safety objectives.

    In support of this commitment the UK will:

    • Effectively manage aviation safety risk and to maintain or set up the necessary organisational structures and mechanisms to do so.
    • Sustain current levels of safety for UK citizens, and seek to continuously improve them.
    • Comply with international safety requirements and ensure that if any differences are necessary, the reasons are well understood.
    • Maintain a world class aviation infrastructure including airspace, airports and air traffic services.
    • Target and co-ordinate proportionate regulatory oversight and intervention on a basis of risk exposure and safety performance.
    • Manage resource and co-operation between stakeholders in order to deliver the best results for UK citizens.
    • Actively seek out emerging risks and take proactive action to minimise the impact on the aviation system.
    • Promote a positive safety culture across the UK aviation industry.

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