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Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Civil Aviation - University of Geneva

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An executive workshop to demystify ICAO Safety Management Systems.

Take on board the key safety management principles, and those of accident prevention and related human factors. Top IATA lecturers will share their experience on how theory is applied in practice.

Course details

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Managament
Prerequisites: Two articles of pre-course reading

What you will learn

  • Be informed about the key safety issues in aviation
  • Understand the basics of current safety programs
  • Explore the main theories on accident causation and prevention, related to enterprise risk management programs
  • Know how accidents can be prevented using evidence and best practices
  • Learn how to design and operate a SMS as required by the main aviation authorities and ICAO
  • Understand how every manager in an aviation organization is affected and can be made part of the integrated safety management system

Who should attend

  • Corporate and executive staff from airlines and airports
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Ground Operations Service Providers
  • Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers and other operational staff
  • Representatives of aviation business


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