Safety is paramount across the aviation industry — from airport operations to flight operations to hangar operations and beyond.
While minimizing danger is the underlying goal of safety management personnel, there is far more to it than that. Safety managers are involved in many flight sectors from aircraft design and manufacturing to airports and air traffic control. And they are challenged with keeping operations within their set budgets.
Air safety management is a fluid career whose requirements change alongside evolving regulations. To work in this role, it is crucial that you are able to manage employees and direct teams, lead in safety research and reporting, apply scientific methods to incident investigations and assessments, keep apace of changing regulations and communicate eloquently. The job could also involve traveling worldwide at a moment’s notice, investigating major air carrier accidents and incidents, writing concise technical reports and motivating teams to assist you.
To become an air safety manager, you must have research and investigation skills, a technical background and the ability to effectively communicate and make presentations.
Embry-Riddle’s Europe campus offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance and a Master of Science in Aeronautics with a specialization in Safety that could help prepare you for a future in safety management.