Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies

ACI - Airport Safety Management Systems Implementation

Instructor Led Virtual Training

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.

Course Benefits

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.

Who Should Attend

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

Course Outline

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

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