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IOSA-SMS Requirements (Classroom, 3 days)

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Capitalize on the safety and commercial benefits SMS can bring your organization.

Leading airlines from all regions have incorporated the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) standards into their airline operations, and IOSA is a major component of industry efforts to improve aviation safety. Learn how to comply with the latest IOSA provisions for Safety Management Systems (SMS).

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Prerequisites: Participants must have a basic understanding of SMS concepts and the IOSA audit program, including its documentation:

Next class

May 19 - May 21, 2015 - Jordan, Amman (IATA)

2 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

  • Be proficient in IOSA-SMS provisions and audit methodology
  • Comply with IOSA-SMS provisions on documentation and implementation within airline operations
  • Develop the risk management process from hazard identification to mitigation actions
  • Achieve optimal safety performance and be prepared to comply with SMS regulatory requirements
  • Utilize corporate culture to facilitate SMS implementation

Course content

SMS Framework

  • SMS concept, evolution and benefits
  • IOSA program documentation

IOSA – SMS Requirements Structure

  • Interlinked IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices (ISARPS)
  • Audit methodology
  • Organization and Management System (ORG) section
  • All other sections and link to ORG ISARPS


  • Fulfilling documentation requirements
  • Checking the implementation

Risk Management Process

  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Assessment &Risk Mitigation

SMS Implementation

  • IATA SMS implementation methodology
  • Challenges to implementing IOSA-SMS provisions

Download full outline (pdf)

Who should attend

  • Safety Managers
  • Airline Managers
  • Safety Officers
  • Quality Managers
  • Airline IOSA Coordinators

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step towards earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional information

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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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