AOC Safety Management System Training Course – 2 Days


The introduction of Regulation (EU) 965/2012 saw the formalization of requirements for Safety Management Systems in ATOs.

This course was developed aimed specifically at Air Operators required to implement the new regulatory requirement, as opposed to other courses which handle SMS requirements in a more general manner with no specific applicability to the Air Operator environment.

Who is the course for?

This course is made for individuals and organizations involved in aviation operations. AOC stands for Air Operator Certificate, which is issued to airlines and other aviation service providers by the civil aviation authority of a country. The course is typically targeted at personnel working within the aviation industry who are responsible for safety management and ensuring compliance with safety regulations.

What is the benefit of this training? What will I learn?

The training course helps organizations establish and maintain a comprehensive safety management system, fostering a proactive safety culture, reducing risks, ensuring regulatory compliance, and improving overall operational efficiency and effectiveness in the aviation industry.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

Requirements of Safety Management Systems in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) 216/2008
Requirements of Safety Management Systems (SMS) in ORO.GEN
Related Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Materials (GM)
Requirements of Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) 216/2008
Requirements of an ERP in ORO.GEN
Related Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Materials (GM)
Fundamentals of Risk Likelihood, Severity, Tolerability, Mitigation, and ALARP concepts

Target Groups

This course is aimed at anyone who is involved in the implementation, running, or ongoing management of a Safety Management System within an Air Operator environment.

This course is also intended for anyone else wishing to undertake a role within the SMS or ERP of an ATO. It may also be suitable for any other individuals connected with any other aviation organization who wish to expand their knowledge of the functioning of aviation systems (the SMS basic requirements are similar in most spheres of European Aviation).


It is recommended that participants have at least a basic understanding of the principles behind Air Operator management systems however this is not essential.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, it is anticipated that participants with average aptitude will be competent to undertake a role in the management of and/or an operational role within the SMS of an Air Operator.


This course runs for 2 days when combined with either the Compliance Monitoring System or related Regulation Training Course or 2.5 days as a stand-alone course. The course commences at 09:00 and ends at 17:00 with a lunch break of 1 hour and coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon.

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 28210806

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