Invitation to Free Safety Management System (SMS) Implementation Seminar 19-20 January 2010

The SMS seminar is organised by COSCAO, with the cooperation of the GCAA and the support of UN/WFP and will take place at The Emirates Aviation College on 19-20 January 2010
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Sharjah - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Dec. 13, 2009 - PRLog -- With the great cooperation of UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety & Continuing Airworthiness Programme - Gulf States (COSCAP-GS) has teamed up with the United Nations World Food Programme (UNIWFP), with the sponsorship of Boeing and Emirates Airlines, to organize a Safety Management System (SMS) Implementation Seminar. This event represents our continuing efforts to promote the highest aviation safety standards regionally and internationally.

SMS training courses and workshops have been conducted in the region for the past two years, therefore this seminar will concentrate on the implementation and sharing of experiences and challenges during the implementation of the Safety Management System in the organization.

Several industry experts, as well as airlines will be providing presentations on topics related to the SMS implementation and answering your questions. We look forward to a fruitful event.

The addressees are kindly requested to promote participation by the Civil Aviation Administrations, air operators and maintenance organizations.

Guest Speakers:
I. Ms. Ann Azevedo - Chief Scientist & Technical Advisor, Safety Analysis, FAA, Washington, DC
2. Dr. William Rankin, Technical Fellow, Boeing, Seattle, WA
3. Dr. Marie Ward, Trinity College - HILAS Project, Ireland
4. Captain Kim Trethewey, Project Coordinator, COSCAP-North Asia, Beijing,  
5. Captain Cesar Arroyo, Chief Aviation Safety Office, UN/WFP

Seminar Timetable: See Agenda

Registration: Kindly contact:

SHARJAH.ASU@WFP.ORG  Fax: 0097165574796

All participants are also requested to register to at the registration desk between 08:15 and 08:45 hours on the opening day. Everyone will be provided with an identification badge when they register and are kindly requested to wear the badge while attending all activities during the meeting for easy identification.

Should you need to cancel your place at the seminar, please do let us know within a sufficient time so we can allocate your seat to another person.


Accommodation & Transportation:

All participants are kindly requested to take care of their own accommodation and transportation requirements. Taxis are available at a one minute walking distance from the seminar location. A car can also be hired from any of the over forty car-rental companies operating in the UAE. A renter needs to provide original passport, 2 photographs, and a valid driving license.
Hotels nearby include: Le Meridien Dubai (Airport Rd), AI Bustan Rotana (AI Garhoud Rd) and Millennium Airport Hotel (AI Garhoud Rd).


Your trip to Dubai, UAE may require you to apply for a VISA. You are kindly asked to take care of your visa requirements as required.

Dress code:

Business attire or local national dress.


The monetary unit is the Dirham (Dh) which is divided into 100 fils. The official exchange rate is US$ 1 = Dh 3.675.

Money exchange houses:

Money exchange houses operate throughout the city and are in most shopping malls. They usually operate from 8am - 1 pm and from 4.30pm - 10.30pm.
Electricity: Electricity in Dubai is 220 Volts. The 3-pin sockets are available everywhere.
Looking forward to seeing you at the seminar

Seminar Agenda

Approved Maintenance Organization and Operator SMS Implementation Seminar Emirates Aviation College Building B, Auditorium Dubai, UAEProgramme

Tuesday. 19 January 2010

0815 - 0845 Registration

0845 - 0900 Opening Remarks

0900 - 0915 Overview of the Seminar

0915 - 0945 SMS Implementation ICAO Perspective
Raine Pennanen - Project Coordinator, COSCAP-Gulf States

0945 - 1000 Group Photograph

1000 - 1030 Tea Break

1030 -1100 SMS Implementation in Canada - Transport Canada
Captain Kim Trethewey, Project Coordinator, COSCAP-North Asia

11 00 - 1200 Overview of Safety Management System Principles Ms. Ann Azevedo - Chief Scientist & Technical Advisor, Safety Analysis - FAA

1200 - 1300 Lunch

1300 - 1345 SMS/Risk Management (Maintenance) Dr. Bill Rankin - Boeing

1345 -1415 Tea Break

1415 -1500 Challenges of Maintenance SMS
Dr. Marie Ward - Trinity College (HlLAS Project), Ireland

1500 ­ Panel Discussions

Wednesday. 20 January 2009

0830 - 0900 SMS World Food Programme (Aviation) perspective Captain Cesar Arroyo  - Chief of Aviation Safety Office

0900 - 0930 Airline experience - (CMC Aviation - Kenya)

0930 - 1000 Airline/ AMO experience - Emirates

1000 - 1030 Tea Break

1030-1115 MEDA Investigation - SMS Dr. Bill Rankin - Boeing

1115 - 1200 Safety Analysis "The Importance of Maintenance in Controlling Design Risk Levels"
Ms. Ann Azevedo - Chief Scientist & Technical Advisor, Safety Analysis - FAA

1200 - 1300 Lunch

1300 - 1345 State Safety Programme (SSP) Overview
Captain Kim Trethewey - Project Coordinator, COSCAP-NA

1345 - 1415 Panel Discussion

1500- Closing Remarks
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