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Documentation

The authority requirements of the airline industry are that the management system shall be documented. EU OPS and EASA, that contains the base requirements for operating certificates and licenses within EU, have detailed guidelines of the contents for the various operations' manuals. The Swedish Transport Agency has national requirements how to document security in BCL-SEC. Cross reference lists are in place to show compliance between the various requirements and where it is documented.
 
IOSA, which is the minimum requirement for being member of IATA, furthermore requires that the overall management system is described.

Manual tree

A practical way to visualize the documentation of a management system is to place the manuals in a manual tree. At the top the Managing Director and the Management Group describes the overall management system in a Corporate Manual. Staff manuals and other common manuals for the organization are placed thereafter.
 
The four operation functions accepted by the authority (Nominated Postholders) can be placed at the bottom. They can build local manual trees covering their demand.
 
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