Airport Safety Management Systems (SMS) Implementation*

Professional Certificate Course, *AMPAP Elective
Delivery: Classroom
Duration: 5 days

In order for an aerodrome to be better prepared to comply with local Civil Aviation Regulations and ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), airport industry stakeholders must understand that safety is the number one priority for the airport industry and that it must be correctly implemented. This course provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, develop, and implement a Safety Management System (SMS) and ensure on-going compliance with the ICAO Safety SARPs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Introduce the ICAO Safety SARPs and Industry Best Practice within SMS.
  • Understand the key principles upon which to establish an effective SMS programme.
  • Describe the process to plan and implement an effective SMS.
  • Exposed to the framework for creating a “safety culture” within an organization and how to address related problems.
  • The influence of Human Factors in SMS.

Target Audience
  • Airport Operations Directors, Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airport Emergency Managers, Safety Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Civil Aviation Authority Officials

Course Content
  • International requirements of aviation regulation and Aerodrome Certification
  • ICAO Annex 19 and Doc 9859
  • Human Factors in SMS
  • Safety Culture
  • Accountabilities and Responsibilities
  • SMS Implementation
  • Accident and Incident Investigation
  • Safety related Key Performance Indicators
  • Management of Change
  • Quality Assurance
  • The use of Aeronautical Studies and management of non-compliance
  • Case studies and group exercises
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment


Additional Information

  • Available in Spanish, French and Arabic

Upcoming sessions

DatesLocationLanguage Member/WBPNon-MemberRegister
24-28 April 2017 Montreal, Canada (Aéroports de Montreal) French  US$1,680 US$2,500Register
 5–9 June 2017 San Francisco, USAEnglish  US$1,680 US$2,500Register
  21-25 August 2017Atlanta, USA  English  US$1,680US$2,500 Register
24–28  September 2017 

Abu Dhabi, UAE 

English US$1,680  US$2,500   Register 

* This course can be taken as an elective for the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP).