Safety Management System (SMS) in Aviation – Online Short Course (Sept 10 – 13, 2024) 10 September - 13 September 2024 Online

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  • From September 10 – 13, 2024 (4 Classes, 12 Hours)

  • Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri from 1200-1500 Eastern Time (0900-1200 Pacific Time)

  • Access to training materials will be provided; classes will not be recorded

  • All students will receive an AIAA Certificate of Completion at the end of the course

This interactive instructor-led professional development training course is designed to equip participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement a Safety Management System (SMS) within an aviation context based on the ICAO Annex 19 Framework. It includes a number of illustrative examples and activities to facilitate practical understanding and competence development.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Define an SMS and outline its concept, principles, and key elements.
2. Establish safety goals, objectives, and performance indicators.
3. Identify safety hazards and carryout safety risk assessments.
4. Discuss how best to approach safety risk mitigation and ALARP.
5. State and briefly explain the key strands of a good safety culture.

AUDIENCE: The course is intended for aviation practitioners who are involved with safety management within their organization. In particular, it is suitable for those who are new to the subject matter or are already familiar with the fundamentals of the subject but require formal training to improve their knowledge and practical skill set.

COURSE FEES (Sign-In To Register)
- AIAA Member Price: $745 USD
- Non-Member Price: $945 USD
- AIAA Student Member Price: $495 USD

Classroom hours / CEUs: 12 classroom hours / 1.2 CEU/PDH

Cancellation Policy: A refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be provided.

Contact: Please contact Lisa Le or Customer Service if you have questions about the course or group discounts (for 5+ participants).

Additional Aircraft Maintenance & Safety courses: In addition to this course, AIAA is offering additional courses:


Course Outline
The course is made up of the following 5 core modules/chapters:

  • Safety Management System (SMS) Fundamentals
    • Definition
    • Concept & Principles
    • Key Elements
    • Manual
  • Safety Policy & Objectives
    • Management commitment
    • Safety accountability and responsibilities
    • Appointment of key safety personnel
    • Coordination of emergency response planning
    • SMS documentation
  • Safety Risk Management
    • Hazard identification
    • Safety risk assessment and mitigation
  • Safety Assurance
    • Safety performance monitoring and measurement
    • Management of change
    • Continuous improvement
  • Safety Promotion
    • Training and education
    • Safety communication
Course Delivery and Materials
  • The course lectures will be delivered via WebEx.
  • Access to training materials will be provided
  • No classes will be recorded.
  • No part of these materials may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted, unless for course participants. All rights reserved.
  • Between lectures, the instructors will be available via email for technical questions and comments.

Mr. Daniel Olufisan is a proficient and enthusiastic consultant specializing in the initial and continuing airworthiness of aircraft. He is an Incorporated Engineer with the UK Engineering Council; UK’s regulatory body for the engineering profession. He is also a Member of the UK Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and a past Chairman of the Society's Airworthiness and Maintenance Specialist Group (A&MSG) committee. Furthermore, he is an elected member of the Society's Council, and until recently, a representative of the Society on the Executive Board of the International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA). Daniel has accrued 15+ years of professional experience in the airworthiness sector, spanning both industry and academia. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics and an MSc in Aerospace Engineering with Distinction and is the author of the book: “Aircraft Reliability and Reliability Centred Maintenance – A Practical Guide for Aircraft Reliability Engineers”. He is currently the training director and principal airworthiness consultant at Wing Engineering Limited.



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