Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs)
Virtual Course


April 22-25, 2024

As part of your Safety Management System (SMS), Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs) are key to safety performance monitoring and measurement. SPIs are data-driven tools that enable your aviation organization to have a continuous picture of safety processes and trends. SPIs are tools used to achieve an Acceptable Level of Safety (ALoS). This course provides the attendee with the knowledge and tools to effectively develop, implement, and use SPIs as part of your organization's safety assurance processes and as part of your overall SMS. Remember...If you can't measure it, you can't manage it! 

This course can also be conducted on request at customer facilities worldwide!
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Course Details


Name: Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs) 

Date: April 22-25, 2024

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm daily (Monday-Thursday) (USA Eastern [New York] Time)  

Location: Virtual 

Language: English

Who Should Attend: Safety/quality managers or any person interested in gaining knowledge of SPIs 


  • Course slides
  • Handouts
  • Certificate of training

Main Topics:

  • Safety Performance Monitoring and Measurement 
  • Regulatory Requirements (Including What to Expect With Performance-Based Audits and Risk-Based Oversight by Your CAA)
  • SPI Development Process
  • SPIs and Safety Culture
  • SPI Data Management 
  • SPI Gap Analysis 
  • SPI Exercise 


Cancellation Policy

Customer Cancellations:

  • Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to class start date will have the option of a full refund, or a full credit for a future course, valid for 12 months.
  • Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to class start date will receive a full credit for a future course, valid for 12 months.
  • Attendee substitutions may be made at any time.
  • Please note that if you do not cancel, or do not attend, you are not eligible for a refund.
  • If a technical failure at the attendee's home or workplace prevents access to the course, the attendee will not be given a refund. It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the course. We will be happy to assist you in confirming this.

Cancellation of Course by TACG:

  • TACG reserves the right to cancel, or change, a class at any time, including, but not limited to, lack of participation, classroom, equipment, or facilitator availability.
  • Notification will be provided within 30 days of the class, whenever possible. A full refund or a full credit will be offered.
  • If a technical failure is the fault of the service provider and the course is canceled, a full refund will be provided.

Meet Your Facilitator

Dr. Bob Baron, Ph.D
President/CEO of The Aviation Consulting Group
Full Bio

The Aviation Consulting Group (TACG) was founded in 2000 by Dr. Bob Baron, who serves as President/CEO. Dr. Baron has personally been involved in aviation for over 35 years, with extensive experience as a pilot, educator, and aviation safety advocate.

Sensitive and knowledgeable about various cultures, Dr. Baron uses his 35+ years of academic and practical experience to assist aviation organizations in their pursuit of safety and quality excellence. He has extensive experience working with developing nations and island countries. He also provides training and consulting to some of the largest airlines and aircraft manufacturers in the world, as well as civil aviation authorities and accident investigation bureaus.

Dr Baron’s education includes a Ph.D Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (the things safety culture and SMS are built on), as well as a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science (Specializations in Human Factors and Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Aeronautics (Minor in Aviation/Aerospace Safety).

Dr. Baron was an adjunct assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University from 2009-2012. He taught the Graduate Capstone Project and Research Methods for Aviation/Aerospace courses. He was also a full-time faculty member at Everglades University from 2004-2011, where he taught Safety Management and Human Factors courses at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels.

Dr. Baron has published numerous papers and presentations on a variety of aviation safety topics including Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance, Human Error, Human Performance, CRM, SMS, Safety Culture, Organizational Behavior, Analysis of Various Aviation Accidents, and more. His articles have appeared in various aviation trade publications including Aviation Maintenance Magazine, AeroSafety World Magazine, Flying Magazine, Aircraft Maintenance Technology Magazine, Director of Maintenance Magazine, Journal of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators, and The International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies.

Dr. Baron has also served as a consulting editor for the FAA's International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies (IJAAS) and currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Airport Management (JAM) and the Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research (JAAER).

Dr. Baron is type-rated in Learjets (LRJET series) and Citations (CE500 series) and was a Part 135 contract Learjet captain and check airman for numerous operators in the south Florida area from 1996-2004. He was also a simulator and ground instructor for the Lear 35A at Pan Am Intl. Flight Academy in Miami and FlightSafety in West Palm Beach during that same period of time.


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