Dragos Munteanu

Dragos Claudiu Munteanu

Head of Flight Safety & Quality Department, TAROM Romanian Air Transport

Dragos work experience spans more than 12 years working in operational and management positions for the Romanian Civil Aviation Authority, Eurocontrol and two airlines in Romania – Blue Air and TAROM.

Dragos is a graduate of the Aerospace Engineering Faculty in Bucharest. In 2012 he has graduated his second MSc – Air Safety Management, in City University of London, UK.

Dragos holds the IATA diploma in "Safety Management System for Airlines" graduated with Distinction in 2007. Being responsible for the implementation of Safety, Quality and Security Systems he developed the TAROM Safety Management Manual. The Manual was developed in accordance with the ICAO SMS framework and using IATA guidance.

He is the Head of Flight Safety and Quality of TAROM, member of Sky Team alliance and in this position he is deeply involved in the regulatory aspects of the industry relating to safety, security, operations and environment. On the implementation side of SMS he has developed the safety performance indicators and targets of TAROM for all operational disciplines of the airline which are constantly monitored in various safety meetings that he chairs (Flight Safety Committee, Management Evaluations etc.). He has implemented a strong safety promotion system in the airline using safety emails, bulletin boards and Safety Information to Pilots – various analyses on events or relevant topics. On the safety assurance side, the SMS efficiency and relevance assessment was introduced in all internal audits performed in the airline. Dragos heads the FDM program of the airline, having formal FDM analysis training and experience. He is a trained aviation investigator participating continuously in event analysis, report development and recommendations issuing and monitoring processes. Dragos handles the internal safety reporting systems of TAROM and the external MOR obligations of the airline to State Authorities.
Dragos cooperates closely with the Romanian CAA in the development of the Romanian State Safety Program, TAROM being the first airline in the country which voluntarily introduced SMS before a mandatory EU implementation date. Dragos is the Romanian airlines representative in the Safety Technical Committee for the implementation of the Romanian SSP.

As the TAROM representative in the SSQFE (Safety, Security & Quality Functional Experts) group of SKYTEAM he actively participate in the standardisation of various initiatives of the alliance notably the wet lease procedures, SMS implementation and benchmarking, and security projects.

Dragos regularly participates in IATA meetings on safety and is a full member of the IATA IOC (IOSA Oversight Committee), represents TAROM in the AEA technical operational committee and is a member of the FSF EAC – Flight Safety Foundation European Advisory Committee.

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