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SAFA Essentials (Classroom, 2 days)

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Improve your awareness of airline responsibilities and follow-up procedures in a SAFA audit to prevent recurrent findings.

With the help of this two-day course you will understand the EC SAFA program principles and improve your safety performance by complying with international safety standards. Learn what items are checked during a SAFA audit, consequences of audit results, and the link to the EU list of air carriers subject to an operating ban.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 2 days (16 hours)
Recommended level: Intermediate and advanced
Prerequisites: None

Next class

May 23 - May 24, 2016 - Netherlands, Amsterdam (IATA)

1 additional class is scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand how to manage audit findings
  • Improve operational processes and procedures to achieve better results during SAFA audits
  • Analyze the SAFA ramp inspection checklist items
  • Understand the categorization of findings and its impact on flight safety
  • Understand the principles of the SAFA program and its relation to the European blacklist

Course content

  • SAFA program principles and organization
  • ICAO framework – relation between SAFA and the Chicago Convention
  • SAFA procedures
    • Items checked during a SAFA inspection
    • Identification of obvious defects during pre-flight inspection
    • Categorization of findings
  • Role of stakeholders
  • SAFA management - internal SAFA audit program

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline Operational Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Corporate and Operational Safety Managers, Analysts and Coordinators
  • Post holders (safety, ground operations, and others)

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.

Additional information

About IATA Classroom Training
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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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