From the 8th of April 2012 the new EASA regulations will come into force. Within an interim period of 24 months FTOs/ TRTOs will have to implement a Safety Managemen System (SMS), which can be done in a step-wise process until 2014. In general, the SMS is an extension of the existing quality system in every FTO/ TRTO, the so-called SQMS, which comprises parts of safety and quality alike. It is vital that definitions of safety and awareness for saftey have the highest priority in aviation. This will be achieved by extending the Quality System Handbook with new definitions and procedures.