The Difference between Part M and Part 145 Records

To first consider the difference between the operator or owner and the maintainer because it is the operator or the owner who is required through the management of technical records to demonstrate that the aircraft meets all requirements to be able to fly, whereas the 145 organisation must demonstrate only that all requested and performed…

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What do Aircraft Technical Records People do?

Lets start by considering the various tasks, roles and responsibilities which a Tech Records administrator may be tasked with as part of their normal duties a) Maintain and manage any records associated with the maintenance management or operation. b) Liaise with the Stores inspector regarding the management of components and the control of Form 1’s…

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Sofema Aviation Services completes Regulatory training for Lao Airlines Engineering

Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) was very pleased to have the opportunity to deliver EASA compliant Part 145 training together with Quality Auditing and Safety Management Systems training for Quality & Safety Managers.   The training was delivered in the facilities of Lao Airlines Engineering Company Limited (LAECO), at Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport.   LAECO was set up…

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Introduction to Aircraft Technical Records

What are Aircraft Technical Records? At first it might seem obvious but as we dig a little deeper we uncover a set of rules and regulations which describes exactly what we mean by Aircraft Continuing Airworthiness Records (typically Part M Requirements) and other Aircraft Technical Records which are relevant to either the Part M Organisation…

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What is an EASA Aircraft?

What is an EASA Aircraft?   Basically an EASA Aircraft is an aircraft with a Type Certificate which is managed by EASA, you should be able to find the Type Certificate Data Sheet on the EASA Website (TCDS) (although this also applies to some annex 2 aircraft)   Aircraft are divided into two areas for…

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Delivering effective EWIS Inspections (Aircraft Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems)

Following investigations in the aftermath of Flight TWA800 and Swissair 111 a detailed investigation was performed by the Ageing Transport System Rulemaking Advisory Committee ATSRAC into the effectiveness of the Inspection Process carried out during maintenance activities.   There was a number of shortcomings observed and finally this has translated into the need for specific…

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Air Crew Licensing GCAA – CAR FCL 2 Day Regulatory Training

19th & 20th October Al Ain UAE Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) in conjunction with Horizon International Flight Academy (HIFA) are pleased to offer a 2 Day regulatory training Air Crew Licensing CAR –FCL. The training is taking place in the facilities of Horizon, based at Al Ain International Airport UAE Purpose built for flight training, Horizon International…

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Introduction to Flight Crew Licensing

The first Pilots licenses appeared around 1909, International Standards followed approx. 10 years later. Whilst Flight Crew licensing is typically the function of the State National Airworthiness Authority NAA (GCAA for example) The Joint Airworthiness Authorities introduced a harmonised system with the introduction of an international flight crew licensing system which could be implemented by…

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Sofema Aviation Services explains the “Train the Trainer Program”

SAS offers a number of specialist – intensive “Train the Trainer“ courses to support internal training within a Part 145 Organization. Please see https://sassofia.com/regulatory-training-courses/ The training courses currently on offer include Maintenance Train the Trainer, Human Factors Train the Trainer, Internal Auditor Train the Trainer, Safety Management System Train the Trainer, Fuel Tank Safety FTS &…

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