ICAO SMS Principles and Standards

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Brochure ButtonThe 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..


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.


1.Abbreviations & Definitions

2.Introduction to ICAO and Safety Management

3.Introduction to Safety Management System

4.SMS Framework- Detailed Look

5.Integration of SMS at a state-level

6.Importance of continual improvement in SMS

7.Risk assessment and mitigation

8.Safety Assurance and Continuous Improvement

9.Feedback mechanisms in SMS

10.Safety promotion and training.





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.

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


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


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.


Course type: Presentation without voice over
Duration equivalent to 1-day classroom training
Category: Quality, Safety & Security
Price: 85 EUR


3 to 5 courses/delegates - 5%
6 to 10 courses/delegates - 10%
11 to 24 courses/delegates - 15%
25 to 49 courses/delegates - 20%
> 50 courses/delegates - 25%

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