Chiefs of Airport Operation successfully complete Safety Management System (SMS) training

30Pohnpei Port Authority (PPA) congratulate four of its management staffs Mr. Zorro Donre, Human Resources Manager, Mr. Baron Mendiola, Seaport Manager Mr. Bronson Sam FM&ID Manager and Mr. Jayson Ringlen, Chief of Airport Operation for successfully completing the Safety Management System (SMS) training workshop under the auspices of the esteemed Airports Council International (ACI) Global Training Program.

After numerous conversations to bring critical training for aerodrome professionals closer to our region and to make travel to and from training venues less expensive for all our airports, Guam International Airport Authority or GIAA established the Micronesia Aerodrome Regional Training Center (MARTC) last October to serve as a training venue here in Micronesian region. GIAA committed to host four (4) ACI courses in safety management in 2020. The first training held January was for executive managers and the three (3) subsequent courses were slated for technical staff to participate.

The ACI Global Safety Network (GSN) Diploma Program is a six (6) certificate program designed to provide participants with a broad and detailed understanding of safety in all areas of airport operations to meet the needs of airside operators and safety managers in developing, implementing and operating effective Safety Management Systems (SMS) in line with standards from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

GIAA welcomed 6 staff from two off-island airports; four (4) from Pohnpei Port Authority and (2) from Palau International Airport awho joined 12 GIAA staff for the five-day intense training course.