QAC STARTS POST GRADUATE PROGRAM
Qatar Aeronautical College recently started their first postgraduate program and delivered the Advanced Master in Aviation Safety Management (AMASM) course. Developed and accredited by Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) under the aegis of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the AMASM program is designed to train Safety Managers. Aviation safety is at the core of ICAO’s fundamental objectives and they strive to promote a systemic approach of safety by the implementation of a Safety Management System (SMS). SMS is a structured process that requires organizations to address possible safety issues with the same level of priority that other core business topics are managed and to analyze them continuously, in conjunction with state institutions within their State Safety Program (SSP) and industry counterparts. It is the formal systemic and proactive approach to anticipate and manage safety risk, as well as to initiate and achieve the necessary transformation of organizational structures, accounting, policies procedures, standard practices and regulations. International civil aviation authorities require organizations and institutions alike to implement a Safety Management System (SMS) for the management of safety risks to reach the next level of aviation safety worldwide. In 2018, Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC), emphasizing the need for safety management at organizational levels within Qatar and the region, signed a partnership agreement with Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), to offer the Advanced Masters in Aviation Safety Management to aviation professionals to create a new generation of SMS specialists in the aviation industry. This program will enable the applicants to acquire a practical expertise in the development, implementation, assessment and improvement of Safety Management System and State Safety Program. It is specifically designed to address both executive as well as working levels, to consider the entire range of aviation organizations (aircraft operator, manufacturer, maintenance organization, airport operator, air navigation service provider, training organization) and to cover the interactions between these structures.