Tashkent (Uzbekistan), 13 April 2012 - Upon request from the Republic of Uzbekistan, from 9 to 13 April 2012, instructors from the ICAO European and North Atlantic Office held an ICAO Safety Management Systems (SMS) implementation course in the Russian language which was attended by 37 top aviation professionals. The SMS Course was conducted in the Russian language in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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The primary target audience for this workshop were senior officials from the Civil Aviation Authority - State Oversight Authority of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Gosavianadzor), including the personnel responsible for the implementation of the State Safety Programme and the senior safety personnel of the Uzbekistan Airways national air carrier (NAK). The NAK personnel participating in the course are also responsible for operations, air navigation services, airports, maintenance (AMO), aviation training and oversight inspection.
The Course was conducted on the premises of Gosavianadzor (CA oversight authority) and the State Commission for ICAO of the Republic of Uzbekistan and was rendered possible thanks to their active support. Participants – who all passed the final test - demonstrated their ability to apply their newly acquired knowledge in a practical setting.
Topics covered included safety basics, fundamentals of safety management, hazard identification and risk management, ICAO SMS regulation, and the development, implementation and operation of an SMS.