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The Advance Masters Program in Aviation Safety Management (ASM)

The air transport system has reached an unprecedented level of safety,making it by far the safest means of mass transportation in the world. This collective achievement is resulting from constant efforts and improvements made by the entire aviation community over the past decades. However, given the expected growth of aviation in the future, improving, and even maintaining such a high level of safety requires now a different approach of safety.

Aviation safety is at the core of ICAO’s fundamental objectives. The organization is constantly striving, in close collaboration with the entire air transport community, to improve aviation’s successful safety performance while maintaining a high level of capacity and efficiency. This is achieved through a series of action plans, including the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) and the development of new comprehensive Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) (Annex 19 to the Chicago Convention) promoting a systemic approach of safety including the implementation of a Safety Management System. It also comes with initiatives in the field of education and training, under the auspices of the ICAO Global Aviation Training (GAT) Office.

The French Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), based in Toulouse, has been involved in educating a wide spectrum of aviation professionals – including airline pilots and air traffic controllers – to the benefit of the worldwide air transport community for over 70 years. ENAC’s teaching programs, from short courses to PhD, are permanently kept up to date thanks to its partnerships with authorities, companies and research laboratories employing their 22,000 graduates. Among many other fields, ENAC has thus developed a strong expertise in aviation safety over time.
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Joint ICAO-ENAC Initiative

On October 5, 2017, ICAO and ENAC signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering the development and delivery of new educational programs and training activities. The first outcome of this new partnership is the development of an Advanced Master’s Program in Aviation Safety Management, whose objective is to provide future managers with the fundamentals needed to systematically monitor and improve aviation safety, based primarily on ICAO Annex 19 and related Safety Management System provisions.

Who should attend?

Primarily targeting higher and mid-level managers within state authorities and aviation operators (airlines, airports, ANSP,…), this Advanced Master’s program is mainly designed for those who want to consider positions such as Safety Managers and more generally any manager involved in Aviation Safety Management. This program is accredited by the prestigious French Conference des Grandes Ecoles (CGE).

Program learning objectives

Upon completion of the program, graduates will have gained a broad knowledge of the current situation, challenges and perspectives of Aviation Safety worldwide. They will have acquired the necessary skills to implement an effective Safety Management System in their own organization as well as among other aviation operators and at a State level. In  line with the strategic objectives set by the ICAO Global Aviation Safety  Plan and Roadmap, the Advanced Master’s program in Aviation Safety Management  aims at training Safety Managers. It also helps to disseminate a thorough  knowledge of the principles, strategic objectives, standards and recommended  practices applying to Aviation Safety and develop the necessary skills for an  effective implementation of aviation safety plans at various levels among all  stakeholders of the aviation community. This will contribute to diffusing a  more widespread safety culture among the Next Generation Aviation  Professionals (NGAP), helping to build capacity within the framework of the  No Country Left Behind (NCLB) program and in the end improving global  Aviation Safety records in the long run.