As per the International Civil Aviation Organisation, commercial aircraft operators, airports and air traffic services are required to have a Safety Management System (SMS). This system is considered a best practice to provide a framework for hazard identification, risk mitigation and promotion of a positive safety culture. Boeing has partnered with the Indian Aviation Academy (IAA) and the University of Southern California (USC) for SMS training to all stakeholders in the domestic aviation industry. Boeing is adopting these practices as it implements an enterprise SMS to support its commitment to the highest levels of safety and quality with its products and services.
“As part of our continued commitment to safety, we are collaborating with India’s civil aviation stakeholders to promote a collaborative safety culture. We have partnered with IAA and USC to introduce the SMS programme to India,” Salil Gupte, President of Boeing India, said. This is the first of a series of trainings that Boeing plans to organise for India’s aviation ecosystem towards continued learning of best practices, the company said. The USC-IAA programme for India’s civil aviation authorities focuses on modern safety management and safety assurance concepts such as risk management, root cause analysis, audits, data collection and incident investigations to further enhance the safety, efficiency and reliability of the country’s aviation ecosystem. IAA is a joint civil aviation training academy of the Airports Authority of India, Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security. The academy has collaboration with bodies such as International Air Transport Association and Airports Council International as well as with reputed management institutes to host international and national training programmes on various aviation courses.