Helicopter Association International (HAI), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) at the US Department of Transportation want your business to fly safely, so the organizations are teaming up to make the NATA’s Safety Management System (SMS) course, offered through the TSI, available to HAI members at a discounted rate.

Safety program management is a science and, like other fields of science, it has advanced in recent years. SMS has become an international aviation safety standard. Without a verifiable, functioning SMS, your organization stands to lose customers, insurance coverage, potential litigation events, and sustained profitability.

This five-day course explains how to design, develop, implement, and sustain an effective and verifiable aviation SMS. Designed to meet your immediate and future aviation safety needs, course topics include:

  • The fundamentals of safety program management
  • Safety risk management for flight and ground operations using the bowtie model
  • Understanding and conducting internal and external evaluations and audits for safety assurance
  • Communicating and promoting safety throughout your organization
  • Fostering and measuring a positive safety culture
  • Safety policy requirements
  • Understanding and controlling human error using the HFACS model
  • Measuring safety using Quantum Safety Metrics
  • Current FAA system tools.

Important! HAI members who register for the NATA’s SMS course will receive the NATA Aviation Safety Program Manager certificate and are also eligible to earn the coveted NATA Air Transport Safety Manager (ATSM) certification. For more information on how to complete the course and obtain the ATSM certification, click here

Who Should Attend: All aviation service providers, including air transport charter operators; aviation maintenance operations or MROs; ground service (including refueling) providers; corporate flight departments; FAA Parts 121, 125, 135, 141, and 145  operators; fixed-base operators; and US and international governmental agencies with aviation operations or that oversee aviation operations.

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