NATA, DOT Partner on New Safety Manager Program

 - September 23, 2020, 12:52 PM

NATA, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Safety Institute (TSI) has launched a new Air Transport Safety Manager program, bringing together industry safety experts to develop qualified and certified air transport safety managers. Open to all aviation service providers such as charter operators, MROs, FBOs, corporate flight departments, and governmental agencies with aviation operations, the program will focus on how to design, implement, and maintain a verifiable safety management system.

Topics will include fundamentals of safety program management, safety risk management, safety assurance, promoting safety, safety culture/safety policy requirements, quantum safety metrics, and the use of current FAA system tools. The initial course will be held from November 16 to 20 at the DOT Transportation Safety Institute in Oklahoma City, with three more sessions scheduled through July 2021.

“The future of aviation safety hinges on collaboration and the exchange of best practices and data,” said NATA senior v-p Ryan Waguespack, adding the organization appreciates its relationship with the DOT in the establishment of this first of its kind course. “This collaboration with TSI allows us to take our mission of empowering aviation business safety to a new level.”