Welcome to the new look SIRM website, which replaces the previously used PDF formats. The purpose of the pages will be to create a running dialogue of the issues discussed within the forums, aligned to Key Risk Areas.

The Safety Issue Review Meeting (SIRM) is an annual meeting, created in 2006 and managed by IATA Safety and member airlines.  The meeting is open to safety professionals from airlines, manufacturers, ground service providers and airports, as well as to invited subject matter experts from academia, pilot associations and other relevant industry stakeholders.  The SIRM is held under Chatham House Rule, to create a protected, confidential environment for industry to discuss safety risks, hazards and lessons-learned from accidents and incidents, emerging concerns as well as results of safety studies. The output of the SIRM is contained within this web environment, summarizing the topics and issues presented during the meeting.  Information is de-identified, unless otherwise authorized by the organization, and it is distributed to a wider aviation community.     

The SIRM Website contents do not necessarily constitute the views of IATA or its Members.  Any recommendations or suggested best practices are strictly those of the individuals, discussing topics and issues during the meeting and have not been developed in conjunction with IATA or its standard setting mechanisms.  

In 2023 the Collaborative Aviation Safety Improvement Program (CASIP) was launched under IATA’s Focus Africa Initiative. As part of the CASIP,  IATA’s global Safety Issues Review Meeting (SIRM) was brought to the region in 2023 dedicated to discussing and addressing regional issues.

Following the success of the initial meeting, 2024 shall see the SIRM brought to the region for two events. Held under Chatham House Rule, the meeting is open to safety professionals from across the Air Navigation System including airlines, original equipment manufacturers, airports, ground service providers and safety professional from Air Traffic Management as well as invited subject matter experts from academia, pilot associations and other industry stakeholders.

The First of the year will be held 24-25 April 2024, in Dakar, Senegal focusing on Western Africa and will discuss a wide variety of safety topics across a diverse spectrum including:

  • Prioritizing Runway Safety in the region focusing on High Risk Categories (HRCs)
  • Air Traffic Management, proactively addressing Loss of Separation (LoS) precursors
  • Establishing regional fixed and mobile air/ground communication footprint, current safety nets, and progress towards regional improvements
  • Cabin Operations Training, discussing the handling of High Energy Devices in Cabin Baggage, and the inadvertent deployment of slides
  • Promoting  Safety Leadership within the region, driving the development of aviation safety leadership and culture.

Places at the meeting are limited, to register for the event, please click on the button below and kindly indicate whether you would be willing to make a presentation  under any of the key topics above

SIRM31 will take place on March 14-15, 2024, at Eurocontrol Offices in Brussels, Belgium. ​​​​​​​
Attendance at SIRM31 is free of charge.  

SIRM Insights

Access our Blog for previous SIRM meetings content. 


Upcoming Meeting

Regional SIRM Africa

Dakar, Senegal April 24-25

Present at the SIRM 

Submit your proposals for presentation.


SIRM Repository

SIRM past bulletins and presentations

Safety Issue Hub

Access Safety Risk Assessments and related guidance material. Raise a safety issue.

Safety Connect

Interact with your peers
(airlines only)

Safety Leadership

Learn more about safety leadership, Safety culture and our Safety Talks series

Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) program

Access consolidated information from safety, operations, and maintenance cost databases.


IATA Operational Safety

See top global safety issues.