Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Safety Management Systems (SMS)

The SMS eLearning module is designed as an introduction to and overview of the SMS concept and how an SMS can enhance safety in a flight operation. The module is organized around the four core elements of the SMS: Policy, Risk Management, Assurance, and Promotion. The SMS module provides web links, background, references, and examples. This training is appropriate for all flight operations personnel, not just aircrews. The SMS module is available in generic form, or we can customize it to your organization and SMS.

Versions of the SMS module for Safety Managers, Pilots, Flight Attendants, Schedulers/Dispatchers, Line Service, and Admin are available.

The SMS module can be used for one hour of credit towards IA Renewal. FAA Course Acceptance Number: C-IND-IM-160330-K-006-002.

The SMS for Safety Managers module has been accepted by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) to meet the IS-BAO/IS-BAH auditor training requirements for "completion of an SMS training course" as defined in the appendix to the Audit Procedures Manual.

 

There is currently no Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) requiring an SMS in the U.S., although a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandate is expected. Currently, both the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA "encourage" General Aviation business and corporate operators to develop and implement an SMS. For operators of large and turbojet aircraft that operate internationally, an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) mandate requires an SMS. This training module is responsive to both FAA and ICAO perspectives and their supporting documents. This module is based on the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) model and, when customized, meets the IS-BAO SMS training requirements.
Both the NTSB and the FAA "encourage" GA business and corporate operators to develop and implement an SMS. For operators of large and turbojet aircraft that operate internationally, an ICAO mandate requires an SMS. This training module is responsive to both FAA and ICAO perspectives and their supporting documents. The module is based on the IS-BAO model and, when customized, meets the IS-BAO SMS training requirements as defined in Chapter 3.
  • Introduction To SMS
  • SMS Elements
  • Safety Policy
  • Safety Risk Management
  • Safety Assurance
  • Safety Promotion
  • SMS Documentation
  • Scenario Applicable to each Operations Group

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