Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airlines (Classroom)

Some of these topics are also explored in the following virtual classroom course:

Did you know that in the past 3 years, 1163 participants from 84 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About

Implementation of SMS became mandatory for airline international operations in November 2006. Since then, the airline community has developed considerable experience and acquired important “lessons learned” regarding both SMS implementation and operation. However, most training currently available for the airline community still relies on content developed to satisfy early SMS implementation requirements. This course reflects progress on SMS practical knowledge as well as conceptual thinking since 2006, both resulting from shared industry experiences, including the latest requirements regarding safety culture and the enhanced protection for safety data and safety information included in the second edition of Annex 19.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

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Course code: TALS-01

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Prerequisites

  • Participants should have basic knowledge of operational safety. If you don’t have knowledge of Safety Management System concepts, we recommend that you take the IATA Safety Management Systems Fundamentals e-learning before this course.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Next class

Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airlines (Classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
29 August - 2 September, 2022
Register before 29 May, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 08 Aug
All prices are before tax. Class no: 148741 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,736
Member
USD 2,232
Regular
USD 2,480

3 additional classes are scheduled

Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airlines (Classroom)

Chinese Taipei, Taipei (TAFLA-IATA)
12 - 16 September, 2022
Register before 12 Jun, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 22 Aug
All prices are before tax. Class no: 149900 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,736
Member
USD 2,232
Regular
USD 2,480

Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airlines (Classroom)

Canada, Montreal (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
3 - 7 October, 2022
Register before 03 Jul, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 12 Sep
All prices are before tax. Class no: 148385 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,736
Member
USD 2,232
Regular
USD 2,480

Please check if you are eligible to travel to Canada before you complete your registration.


Accett

The IATA Training Center in Montreal is ACCET Accredited


Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. Do you need an eTA? Apply for your eTA (a CAD 7 fee applies).

Please note that travelers or if you are booking for someone else, are responsible to request their visas through varying designated channels (consulates and/ or third party companies) in due time.

A regional course fee (15% discount) is applied to course participants residing in Canada who attend classes at the Montreal Training Center. To claim the discount, enter YMQ-LOCAL in the promotional code field during your registration. The discount will be deducted automatically from the course price.

These regional discounts will be applied in addition to any qualifying early bird promotion.

As per the detailed procedure on our tax page, non-Canadian residents do not pay sales taxes if they advise us prior to their purchase.

Montreal Training Center information

Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airlines (Classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
12 - 16 December, 2022
Register before 11 Sep, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 21 Nov
All prices are before tax. Class no: 148905 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,736
Member
USD 2,232
Regular
USD 2,480

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Summarize the fundamental safety management concepts that sustain the operation of an SMS
  • Establish the priorities for safety mitigation based on the evaluation of safety risk
  • Develop strategies for safety risk mitigation using safety risk profiles as a frame of reference
  • Develop the building blocks for the implementation and operation of an effective airline employee safety reporting program
  • Develop strategies for safety risk mitigation using safety risk profiles as a frame of reference
  • Explain the requirements to achieve compliance with ICAO Annex 19 and IOSA SMS standards

Course content

  • Levels of safety risk decision making
  • Importance of an evidence-based allocation of resources
  • Safety deficiency, hazard, potential consequence and safety risk
  • Steps involved in monitoring safety performance
  • Safety risk profiles
  • Safety reporting program

Activities

  • Interactive exercises
  • Role play
  • Case studies
  • Final assessment

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline operations managers
  • Corporate and operational safety managers, analysts, coordinators
  • Postholders
  • Quality managers

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 content

Testimonial

Mohammed Eturki, National Air Services (NAS), In-company course participant
This is one of the best training courses I have taken during my 25+ years in the industry. The rich content covered all the SMS essentials and I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor whose knowledge, operational experience and passion for the subject matter made the course truly enjoyable! Working for an organization that supports and promotes global safety, I am certain IATA’s safety training contributes to reducing industry accidents and hazards.

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