Safety Management System (SMS) for ANS Providers (classroom)



Did you know that in the past 2 years, 14 participants from 3 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom course

IATA Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) aviation training course

Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) are required to develop and operate a Safety Management System (SMS) meeting State safety oversight requirements as recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Annex 19. The objective of any SMS is to ensure safe operations, improve operational efficiency and maintain aviation safety globally. IATA’s SMS for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) course includes modules that are designed to build upon an existing core level of knowledge in SMS and to advance your learning with a detailed understanding of how an SMS should be implemented and maintained within an Air Traffic Management environment. The modules will also provide you with ATS specialty- specific insights. A holistic approach to safety that encourages the integration of all aspects of aviation operations (air traffic services, airline operations, airport operations) will be explored.

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Course Code: TCVL-07

Course format


  • Participants should have a basic understanding of an SMS and have completed the State Safety Program Fundamentals e-learning course.
  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • 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

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

Next class

Safety Management System (SMS) for ANS Providers (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
26 - 30 August, 2024
Register before May 26, 2024 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 05 Aug
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 201821
USD 1,872
USD 2,408
USD 2,676

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Outline the role of the State safety oversight and how it applies to ANSP SMS regulatory requirements
  • Explain how to align an ANSP SMS with the SMS aims of airport and aircraft operators to ensure mutual safety goals are understood
  • Plan and manage specific ANSP safety management activities utilizing the recommended processes outlined in Version 4 of ICAO 9859
  • Discuss and share insights and practical experiences and apply your learning through case studies
  • Increase safety awareness and reduce operational risks within your organization

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Review of basic SMS concepts as outlined in ICAO Doc 9859 Safety Management Manual
  • Safety objectives
  • Safety performance management
  • Safety data collection and processing systems
  • Safety analysis
  • Safety promotion
  • Integrated SMS and protection of safety data
  • ANSP SMS review and open discussion

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • All ANSP staff with an interest in SMS
  • Managers/Supervisors from ANSP’s, airlines, airports
  • Representatives from Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Members of Aviation Boards of Directors

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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