Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies

ACI - Safety Management Systems for Executive Managers

Instructor Led Virtual Training


The SMS for Executive Managers workshop is designed to provide airport senior management and executives 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 Standards and Recommended Practices in accordance with local civil aviation regulations.

Course Benefits

  • Explain the fours phases of SMS
  • Develop a safety policy
  • Differentiate accountability vs responsibility
  • Describe the safety risk management process
  • Implement and support safety assurance and promotion initiatives
  • Support a safety just culture at the airport
  • Apply leadership concepts as a fundamental requirement of SMS
  • Demonstrate understanding of SMS through exercises and case studies

Who Should Attend

  • Airport senior managers and executives
  • Airport operations managers
  • Airport managers with reporting staff

Course Outline

  • Basic safety concepts
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Leadership Fundamentals
  • Safety policy and objectives
  • SMS and safety culture
  • Safety risk management
  • Safety assurance
  • Safety promotion
  • Change management
  • SMS practices and recommendations
  • Group exercises and case studies


Course Prerequisite (s)

  • speak, read and write English.
  • Access to a Desktop computer or  Laptop or mobile, or tablet with web cam. (Using a Mobile is not recommended) 
  • Stable Internet connection
  • MS Team/CISCO Webex application on their device (instructions will be sent once you register for the course)
  • A valid email address