November 15, 2023


Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) is pleased to share that the SMS Hazard Identification & Risk Management Strategies Essentials course was successfully completed by 40+ delegates from
Gambia International Airlines.

The training was carried out by our knowledgeable instructor Rustom Sutaria at the Gambia International Airlines Facilities.

About the course

This training provides an understanding of the methodology used to mitigate or control potential safety threats​ by assessing hazards and dealing with the associated risks. They will gain knowledge of the mechanism whereby the Senior Management can demonstrate effective oversight and management of risks. After completing the training, they will be able to actively engage in the involvement of all the staff in safety.

Take advantage of our training services – Sign up for the SMS Hazard Identification & Risk Management Strategies Essentials Course

Get to know the instructor

Rus is a graduate of Kingston University B.Eng. (Hons.) with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He has more than 20 years of experience in aircraft engineering and maintenance, 15 of which have been spent working for various high-profile aviation businesses in Technical Services functions. From 1997 onwards he worked with a number of influential aviation businesses such as Monarch Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance as an Aviation Technical Services Specialist.

Rus is a seasoned aviation professional with a track record in technical services functions and aviation training services from within the arenas of Quality, Safety & Airworthiness. He has been engaged by a portfolio of high-profile aviation clients ranging from leading aviation training businesses, general aviation, major blue-chip international companies, aircraft operators, and major international airlines & airports. The instructor has completed a wide variety of aviation projects – Learn more about Rus

About Gambia International Airlines

Gambia International Airlines Limited was the national airline of the Gambia, headquartered in Banjul. It operated mostly regional passenger services within West Africa out of Banjul International Airport, as well as flights to London.

About Sofema Aviation Services

Since 2008 our company provides a clear understanding of the regulatory environment and acts as an enabler to help organisations focus on organisational performance with the understanding that Regulatory Compliance is a step on the journey and not the destination. Over the years we have helped many thousands of aviation professionals gain a deep understanding of both the regulatory environment as well as competence-building vocational training. Since our start, we have had over 85,000 enrollments.

Sofema Aviation Services and our sister company Sofema Online currently provide 650+ Classroom & Webinar courses available together with over 300 online courses.

What was the training experience of the delegates? 

“The presentation was excellent.”
“The instructor welcomed and replied to all our questions.”
“The instructor gave examples so we can understand the topic better.”

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