The Safety Issue Review Meeting (SIRM) is an annual meeting, meant as a protected, confidential environment for the aviation industry to discuss safety risks, hazards and lessons-learned from accidents and incidents, emerging concerns and results of safety studies.

The SIRM, created in 2006 is managed by IATA and member airlines. It is open to safety professionals from airlines, manufacturers, ground service providers and airports, as well as invited subject matter experts from academia, pilot associations and other relevant industry stakeholders. The meeting is held under Chatham House Rule

SIRM bulletins

Following each meeting, bulletins are issued summarizing the topics and issues presented during the meeting, as well as key takeaways, such as the hazards and associated risks, mitigations and lessons-learned. Information in the bulletins is de-identified, unless otherwise authorized by the presenting organization.

Safety Leadership

IATA Safety Leadership and Safety Culture activities aim to support IATA members and the wider aviation community in delivering a post-COVID industry restart with a clear focus on safety. Through these activities, IATA aims to promote learning, understanding and continuous improvement of organizational practices and behaviours that support the effective management of safety risks within all aviation service providers and regulators around the world.

Safety Culture 

We are convinced that a strong safety culture is a primary enabler of effective safety management. There is no point having all Safety Management System elements in place if they are not used.

The "I-ASC" (IATA Aviation Safety Culture) survey, specifically designed for aviation, provides insight into the challenges and risk areas of front line and management employees, as well as areas of improvement and hazards in safety performance. It also provides organizations with the means to meet ICAO Safety Management System (SMS) / State Safety Program (SSP) requirements to measure and continuously improve their safety culture.

Training Courses

Safety Management Simulation (LIVE virtual classroom with simulation)

Work collaboratively as a team to overcome the safety issues within the simulated operational environment and demonstrate the importance of implementing an effective Safety Management System (SMS).
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Safety Risk Management (SRM) with Simulation ((LIVE virtual classroom)

Learn why it is important to conduct a safety risk assessment.  Three days of instruction in the classroom are followed by 2 days of exercises using IATA’s Safety Management Simulation tool.
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Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airlines (Classroom, 5 days)

Guidelines to align your operations with ICAO annex 19 SMS provisions and comply with industry requirements for personnel licensing, operation of aircraft and more. The systematic SMS approach ensures both safer operations and improved overall efficiency by managing organizational structure, staff accountabilities, policies and procedures. Developed in accordance with ICAO principles, this course helps you fulfill SMS requirements and establish a functional SMS within your operations.
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Safety Risk Management (Classroom, 3 days)

Safety risk management is a key component of a successful safety management system, required to assess the risks associated with identified hazards and to develop and implement effective mitigation. During this course review your safety risk management process according to the ICAO safety performance requirements. Learn how to improve your operational safety by correctly identifying hazards, providing effective controls to mitigate safety risks, and reducing equipment loss and damage.
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Safety Performance Indicators (Classroom, 3 days)

Through a step-by-step methodology, you will learn the foundations of Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs), how to practically develop them, as well as gain knowledge on the integration of safety objectives, SPIs and safety performance targets into an acceptable level of safety performance (ALoSP). This course introduces safety performance monitoring as the core activity within the safety assurance (SA) process of an airline safety management system (SMS) and provides a methodology to develop SPIs that meet the expectations of IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices (ISARPs) and ICAO Annex 19.
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