General Safety Training Courses
Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS)
This course provides an overview of the history, philosophy and quality management foundation of SMS. Participants will take part in classroom exercises based on real world experiences to learn how to use additional tools and techniques to promote safety management in their organization. Course topics include SMS Overview, Building a Safety Program, Safety Analysis Techniques, Aviation Security, and Regulatory Safety and Health Programs.
Accident Investigation and Management
This course is designed to teach the participant the fundamentals required to conduct or manage and aircraft mishap/accident investigation. The participant will review the investigation sequence from the pre-planning stage through the general survey and specific analysis of a mishap/accident, culminating with the determination of contributing factors and probable causes.
Advanced Accident Investigation
This course is designed to introduce the participant to advanced accident investigation procedures involving design, materials and aircraft performance. This comprehensive course is a follow-on course for the accident investigation management course or for an individual who has experience in accident investigation. Participants will analyze various mechanical and structural factors and loads on an airplane, as well as be introduces to investigating composite materials and advanced fire investigation. Participants will also discuss aircraft crash-worthiness and survivability and CFR emergency response procedures. Participants will experience accident investigation simulated scenario exercises and learn how to identify,collect and analyze data in the process of determining probable cause(s).
Helicopter and Fixed-wing Single Pilot Crew Resource Management
This course focuses on the problems and solutions in decision making a and communications unique to single pilot operations. Core infrastructure of this course is tailored to meet the customer’s business model and application. This course examines methods to improve effective crew management utilizing the common concepts of Crew Resource Management (CRM) as developed by industry standards and explore the theoretical basis of such training. Topics such as supervision of the flight segment, self critiquing, task management, counseling, accountability, and role management are studied.
In this course, participants will be able to understand what is meant by risk assessment, appreciate the need for competence in relation to risk assessment, understand the need for a formal system of risk assessment and recording and personally carry out an assessment procedure.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) Prevention Strategies
This course provides pilots with the knowledge of how easily a flight crew member can enter into the confines of a terrain conflict. Included are examples and scenarios of the common mistakes that have been made in past accidents, and the key to avoid such errors in the future. Included are topics such as loss of situational awareness, complacency, factors of air traffic control, entrapments of automation, the wrongs and rights of altimetry procedures, benefit of standard operating procedures, and how crew resource management and training can aid in the prevention of CFIT.
Emergency Response and Business Continuity Training
This course addresses the fundamental principles and theory of emergency and disaster management. It covers the conceptual necessities for effective preparation, response, and recovery. It identifies specific examples of effective theory in practice in different systems. It focuses on the pre-emergency functions that are critical in emergency management and disaster relief systems, to include mitigation, risk management, planning and processes. The course covers all issues associated with emergency planning up to the point that the emergency actually occurs.
Lead Quality Auditor Training (LQAT)
This course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge needed to audit and improve quality management systems. The course incorporates a mix of lectures, practical exercises, and case studies to provide the learner with a full understanding of the quality audit process. The practical exercises and application processes focus on the content of the 8 quality principles, key elements of quality systems, quality management system development, audit preparation, auditor skills and techniques, reporting, and contingency for followup.
Safety Risk Management
This course is designed for employees with a management and supervisory responsibility. Participants will be able to understand the range of benefits associated with good safety and risk management and understand the need for effective, formal risk assessment procedures.
Aviation Human Factors
This course presents an overview of the importance of the human role in all aspects of the aviation and aerospace industries. It will emphasize the issues, problems and solutions of unsafe acts, attitudes, errors, and deliberate actions attributed to human behavior and the roles supervisors and management personnel play in these actions. The course will study human limitations in the light of human engineering, human reliability, stress, medical standards, drug abuse, and human physiology. The course will discuss human behavior as it relates to the aviator’s adaptation to the flight environment as well as the entire aviation/aerospace industry’s role in meeting the aviator’s unique needs.