ICAO SMS Principles and Standards – 1 Day


The course serves as a vital entry point into the world of aviation safety, offering a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles and standards of Safety Management Systems.

Throughout this course, attendees will delve into the core concepts of SMS, gaining a deeper appreciation of how safety management systems are implemented and maintained within aviation organizations.

Who is the course for?

This course is made for a range of professionals involved in aviation safety management and regulatory compliance. This includes individuals working in aviation safety roles within airlines, airports, and related services, as well as personnel from regulatory authorities responsible for oversight. The course is also beneficial for aviation inspectors, managers, executives in aviation organizations, SMS implementers, consultants, and even students and educators in the field of aviation.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

a) provide participants knowledge of safety management concepts and ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) on safety management in Annex 19, and related guidance material;
b) develop participants’ knowledge to accept and oversee the key components of an SMS, including their implementation, and the establishment of the State safety programme (SSP) in compliance with relevant ICAO SARPs.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

Abbreviations & Definitions
Introduction to ICAO and Safety Management
Introduction to Safety Management System
SMS Framework- Detailed Look
Integration of SMS at a state-level
Importance of continual improvement in SMS
Risk assessment and mitigation
Safety Assurance and Continuous Improvement
Feedback mechanisms in SMS
Safety promotion and training
Q&A and Wrap-up

Target Groups

Aviation professionals, regulatory authorities, safety managers, inspectors, and those involved in aviation safety management and compliance.

Learning Objectives

1. Impart knowledge of safety management concepts and ICAO Standards (SARPs) in Annex 19, along with relevant guidance material.
2. Foster participants’ understanding of overseeing SMS components and their implementation.
3. Develop expertise in establishing the State safety program (SSP) in compliance with ICAO SARPs.


Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of aviation and the aviation industry, including its terminology and concepts.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“I found satisfying answers to all my questions.”
“The instructor demonstrated very deep knowledge of the subject.”
“The length of the course fit my needs and expectations.”
“The content was really effective, I gained a lot of new knowledge.”
“The practical examples were perfectly delivered.”


1 day – Start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.
To register for this training, please email team@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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