SMS e-learning for Aviation Maintenance Organizations

Written on:juli 6, 2012
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Aviation Maintenance Organizations (PART M and PART 145 approved) are obliged to comply with International, European and national regulations. Besides technical and operational requirements from the many regulatory organizations, Aviation Maintenance Organizations shall have to comply with the international ICAO principles and European requirements related to Safety Management Systems (SMS) in 2013. This requires preparation and that includes training as well.   


The first EASA SSP/SMS requirements will be adopted this year and will cover the domains of air operations and flight crew licensing. Requirements will be progressively extended to other domains of the aviation system. These requirements will integrate the principles of safety management promoted by ICAO.

The European Commercial Aviation Safety Team (ECAST), a partnership among EASA, other European regulators and the aviation industry, established an SMS and safety culture working group with the objective of providing its stakeholders guidance on safety management in support to regulatory materials being developed by ICAO and EASA.  This working group has published an action plan that also details the upcoming SMS requirements for Aviation Maintenance Organizations.

According to this action plan the Aviation Maintenance Industry will be impacted as follows:

Incorporation of SMS in all domains of aviation: Incorporate SMS and enablers in IR for airworthiness (enablers are supporting tools like system safety analysis, occurrence reporting and human factors) by 2013!

The Implementing rules for Aviation Maintenance Organizations ((EC) No 2042/2003 Annex I Part M and Annex II Part 145 ) will be amended in 2013 accordingly.


In order to be prepared for the changes to your organization, Holland Aviation Consultancy & Engineering has released an SMS e-learning course for (PART M and PART 145 approved) Aviation Maintenance Organizations. Our Advanced E-training webshop is updated with a new e-learning course: SMS for Engineering & Maintenance.

Click here for more details on the pricing and the contents of the course  

This course is developed for personnel assigned to safety and safety-related positions in an aviation maintenance organization, airline, an on-demand charter, an aerodrome, executive support airlift, a military flying activity or a government regulatory body who may be new to safety or Safety Management Systems or to those who would like a comprehensive review of SMS fundamentals in order to review, evaluate, build, or improve upon a safety management plan.    

By completion of the course the trainee will have the essentials needed to develop a safety management system tailored to his / her organization. For those from organizations that already have safety programs, the trainee will be able to critically review, compare and contrast, evaluate, and improve existing plans and programs from a safety management system perspective and make the required improvements.    

This course is the first result of a successful partnership. The author of this course, Bhawna Aurora Thakur, is an experienced Aviation professional with over 15 years of experience in the field of Aircraft maintenance engineering and Quality. She is a trained Auditor and has had numerous trainings from IATA. She is part of the Accident / Incident investigation team of her organization and also instrumental in SMS planning and its implementation.    

For trainer credentials or any questions regarding contents of this course, please contact us per e-mail (

If you or your organization are interested in buying multiple user ID log-in codes please contact us for a discount. We could offer a discount of 15% for >10-15 purchased codes; 20% for >15-20 purchased codes and 25% for more than 20 purchased codes.

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