NATA, in conjunction with the US Department of Transportation’s Safety Institute (TSI), created the Air Transport Safety Manager Course. The 5-day course brings together TSI, NATA, and other industry aviation safety experts with the shared mission of developing skilled, qualified, and certified Air Transport Safety Managers.

Course Topics:

Attendees will gain first-hand knowledge of how to design, develop, implement, and sustain an effective and verifiable aviation Safety Management System (SMS). Topics include:

  • SMS: Introduction, Integration, and Best Practices
  • Fundamentals of Safety Program Management
  • Safety Risk Management for Flight and Ground Operations
  • Safety Assurance
  • Human Factors
  • Communicating and Promoting Organizational Safety
  • Fostering and Measuring a Positive Safety Culture
  • Practical Drift
  • Emergency Response Plan

Previous ATSM attendees praise the course and the expertise of the faculty:

“After attending the NATA Air Transport Safety Manager Course, I can see a clear before and after in our Safety Management System. The instructors were experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of safety management, empowering me with information and tools to evolve my company’s outlook on safety, further develop our safety culture, and address issues with a fresh mindset.”


"The SMS program we attended last year in Oklahoma was very informative. I enjoyed the explanation on how SMS works for all, from the frontline workers to the company board."


"Dee, Roger and the gang were great! I look forward to future courses under their leadership."

Upcoming Course Dates/Locations:

February 6-10, 2023
Middletown, PA

May 22-26, 2023
Destin, FL

July 24-28, 2023
Oklahoma City, OK