Overview of UAE GCAA CAR OPS 1 – Part 1

Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) Considers the Role of the Different Subparts within GCAA CAR OPS 1 Subpart A CAR–OPS 1 prescribes requirements applicable to the operation of any civil aeroplane for the purpose of commercial air transportation by any operator whose principal place of business is in the United Arab Emirates. GCAA uses the following…

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The Challenges which face a Third Country Organisation Seeking EASA 147 Basic Training Approval

Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) looks at the common issues and considers the merits of various solutions.   The Development of an EASA 147 Third Country Approval 1/ Essentially this is not a contentious area as it is straightforward (relatively) moreover there is a significant amount of guidance material to support you to develop your Maintenance…

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EASA Compliant Flight Data Monitoring – What Actions are usually taken from the Cumulative Event Data

Operational Flight Data Monitoring, known more recently as Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA), is probably the most important safety tool available to aviation. Rather than reacting to serious incidents, operators have a very useful tool to proactively identify safety hazards and mitigate the risks.   What Happens to Identified Events? Whilst each individual event typically…

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Considering The 5 Audit Elements of EASA Quality Assurance Audits

Developing EASA Compliant Quality Assurance for CAMO & 145 – 3 Days, Manchester, UK  Outstanding Price for a 3-day course plus up to 25% discount available for Multiple attendance (3 persons) Location: Thomas Cook Facilities Manchester Airport Dates:  March 11th – March 13th, 2019 Engage Learn Understand   Introduction Effective audits should ensure that we…

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Maintenance Error Decision Aid (MEDA) Training Course & Workshop Completed in Bahrain

Steve Bentley MD and Instructor of Sofema Aviation Services, was pleased to deliver MEDA Training course to Bahrain Airport Services. The training started on 29th of January and finished on 31st of January 2019. It took place at Bahrain Airport facilities. Eleven delegates attended the three-day training session in Bahrain. Course delivered consisted of the…

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