State Safety Programme (SSP) is an integrated set of regulations and activities aimed at improving
safety. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requires a State that is a signatory to the
Convention on International Civil Aviation (also known as the Chicago Convention) to have an SSP.
SSP consist of four important components:
• State safety policy, objectives and resources;
• State safety risk management;
• State safety assurance; and
• State safety promotion.
In Malaysia, these four aspects are within the purview of Ministry of Transport through the Civil
Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and the Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB).
Within 10 years, Malaysia will put in place increasingly effective, robust and eventually more
sophisticated safety oversight system to achieve zero fatalities in scheduled commercial
operations. The safety priorities support this aspirational goal which identifies safety related
challenges and the prioritisation of areas that require action to enhance safety in Malaysia.
The aviation safety priorities are grouped into five areas:
a) Reduction in Operational Risks
b) Improvements in Safety Oversight and Compliance
c) Consistent and effective Safety Management Systems (SMS) and State Safety Programmes (SSP)
d) Predictive risk management and advanced regulatory oversight
e) Enhanced aviation infrastructure