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Aviation Safety Management System (SMS)

Short (Certificate) Courses for Pilots-in-Service

Min. Academic & Professional Level

Intermediate & PPL,CPL, ATPL Holders & Flight Instructors

Course Designed for:

PPL,CPL, ATPL Holders, Airlines & GA Pilot-in-Service, Flight Instructors of Flying Clubs & Flight Simulators

An Overview:

Aviation Safety Management (ASM) is a systematic approach to identifying, analyzing, and managing safety risks within the aviation industry to ensure the safe operation of aircraft and the protection of passengers, crew, and ground personnel. 

ASM encompasses various concepts, ingredients, stages, and components to create a comprehensive safety framework within the aviation sector.

Short Course Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Aviation Safety Management

  1. Understanding the importance of safety management in aviation.
  2. Historical context and key incidents.
  3. Role of safety management in aviation.
  4. Overview of the course content.

Module 2: Basics of Safety Management Systems (SMS)

  1. Definition and key components of SMS.
  2. SMS framework and key principles.
  3. Safety policy and objectives.
  4. Roles and responsibilities in SMS.

Module 3: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

  1. Identifying hazards in aviation operations.
  2. Risk assessment methodologies.
  3. Risk mitigation and risk acceptance.
  4. Safety risk management processes.

Module 4: Safety Reporting and Data Collection

  1. Importance of safety reporting culture.
  2. Reporting systems and channels.
  3. Data collection, analysis, and trending.
  4. Confidential vs. non-punitive reporting.

Module 5: Safety Communication and Promotion

  1. Effective safety communication strategies.
  2. Safety promotion and awareness campaigns.
  3. Safety culture and leadership.
  4. Feedback mechanisms for stakeholders.

Module 6: Safety Policy and Procedures

  1. Development of safety policies and procedures.
  2. Aligning safety objectives with organizational goals.
  3. Documentation and compliance with regulations.
  4. Review and revision processes.

Module 7: Emergency Response and Crisis Management

  1. Preparing for emergencies in aviation.
  2. Crisis management plans and procedures.
  3. Incident command systems.
  4. Post-incident analysis and improvement.

Module 8: SMS Auditing and Compliance

  1. Conducting safety audits and inspections.
  2. Regulatory compliance and oversight.
  3. Corrective actions and continuous improvement.
  4. Safety performance monitoring.

Module 9: Safety Data Analysis and Continuous Improvement

  1. Analyzing safety data and trends.
  2. Safety performance indicators (SPIs) and metrics.
  3. Safety performance reviews.
  4. Implementing improvements based on data.

Module 10: Case Studies and Best Practices

  1. Real-world examples of successful SMS implementation.
  2. Airlines and organizations with strong safety cultures.
  3. Lessons learned from aviation incidents.
  4. Sharing best practices and success stories.