Train the Trainer – Quality Auditor

An essential element of an EASA compliant Quality System is the independent audit, in small to medium companies, often it is convenient to train key personnel throughout the business with the skills necessary to perform Quality Audits, rather than to maintain a full time audit staff. Sofema Aviation Services is pleased to announce the introduction…

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The challenge of moving the Safety Management System SMS to provide more than regulatory compliance

A  comment often heard  from our customers, iterates the difficulty in repositioning the SMS to truly deliver a proactive system. Even amongst those who accept that a fully integrated SMS system will deliver both efficiencies and savings. Whilst  we all agree that without  integrating  the SMS system within  all elements of the organisation we will…

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Understanding Operator and Maintainer EWIS Requirement

It is the Operators and Maintenance Organisation Responsibility to comply with the requirements of  Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems working practices and procedures including specifically EWIS training. For details concerning the requirements of EWIS training please see AMC 20-22.  Sofema Aviation Services offer a 3 Day in company Training to allow you to manage and deliver your own EWIS…

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Introducing SAFA Training for Operators

Sofema Aviation Services now offers Operator training for SAFA – Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft  – SAFA Training for Operators SAS is pleased to add to its growing portfolio of trainings a course to increase the operator understanding of the SAFA process. SAFA inspections of aircraft during transit and layovers in European Airports can often…

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Types of Audit in Aviation and the difference between compliance and conformance

Sofema Aviation Services offers 2 day intensive audit training courses see www.sassofia.com The Compliance Audit Audits can be divided into two categories by purpose: Compliance and performance. A compliance audit looks for conformance  to a set of rules. The rules may not always be questions. Regulatory audits. Are in fact compliance audits – compliance with…

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Introduction to Safety Management Systems and what it means for “US” as employees and managers of an Airline or Maintenance Organisation

Historically organisations have relied on a single person to manage safety although the phrase is perhaps misleading, in reality organisations had a person who is essentially responsible for following up in the event of a report being issued. What we are now being presented with is a new way of doing business. Where the organization…

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Generic Procedures for Managing and Auditing Aviation Software

Sofema Aviation Services is pleased to offer the following procedures are as a guideline only, To use as a basis on which to focus the need for the development of associated process and procedures for Managing and Auditing Aviation Software. Auditing Aviation Software consists of a means of monitoring the software development and other processes which…

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