Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Civil Aviation (classroom)

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About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom course

IATA Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) aviation training course

Service providers in civil aviation, such as Air Navigation Service Providers and maintenance organizations, are required to develop and operate a Safety Management System (SMS) that meets State safety oversight requirements as specified by the International Civil Aviation Organization in Annex 19. The objective of an SMS is to ensure safe operations, improve operational efficiency and maintain aviation safety globally. This five-day course explains safety policy and objectives, safety risk management, safety assurance and safety promotion and gives many practical examples. The latest changes in ICAO Doc 9859 Safety Management Manual, Edition 4, 2018, are highlighted.

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Course code: TALS-03

Course format

Prerequisites

  • 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 Systems (SMS) for Civil Aviation (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
10 - 14 June, 2024
Register before Mar 10, 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 20 May
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 201432
English
USD 1,872
USD 2,408
Regular
USD 2,676

Find out more about our IATA Training Center in Geneva, including details about the Training Center, a map to help you find it, and a schedule of all the upcoming courses being held in Geneva.

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Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Civil Aviation (classroom)

Canada, Montreal (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
21 - 25 October, 2024
Register before Apr 21, 2024 to take advantage of the 25% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 30 Sep
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 200627
English
USD 1,755
USD 2,258
Regular
USD 2,509

Find out more about our ACCET Accredited IATA Training Center in Montreal, including details about the Training Center, a map to help you find it, and a schedule of all the upcoming courses being held in Montreal.

Accett

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

Visas
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.

Discounts
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.

Taxes
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.

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain safety management fundamentals and relate it to your tasks
  • Describe the key features of an SMS, the importance of system description and gap analysis, the relationship between SMS and QMS
  • Explain the fundamentals of hazards, hazard identification and risk management
  • Describe the safety management requirements in ICAO Annex 19, including the relationship between the State Safety Program and an SMS
  • Create a basic SMS implementation plan or improve an existing one

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Safety management fundamentals
  • How to develop and implement an SMS, or how to improve an existing SMS
  • Learn how the financial cost of safety can be managed
  • Target resources appropriately and measure the results
  • Manage safety risks proactively
  • Build a positive safety culture
  • Ensure effective communications on safety

Notes: As per ICAO, service providers are responsible for the implementation of a Safety Management System (SMS) in accordance with Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) contained in ICAO Annex 6 — Operation of Aircraft, Part I — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes, and Part III — International Operations — Helicopters, ICAO Annex 11 — Air Traffic Services, and ICAO Annex 14 — Aerodromes, Volume I — Aerodrome Design and Operations.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Civil Aviation Managers concerned with safety
  • Air Traffic Controllers and managers responsible for safety in Air Navigation Service Providers

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.

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