Safety Management Systems (SMS) Fundamentals

Where do SMS requirements come from International Civil Aviation Authority – ICAO sets the standards by which the worlds international aviation community does business. These requirements are delivered in the form of 18 Annexes and the SMS provisions are contained in Annex 6

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Human Factor Train the Trainer Aims and Objectives

The Aims and Deliverables of the Human Factors Train the Trainer Program Offered by Sofema Aviation Services  – SAS. The Maintenance Organisation should  continuously review human factors training to ensure that it is focused on “real-world” human factors challenges faced both with the organisation in particular and aviation maintenance. For effective human factors training it…

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IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) preparation support guidance and consultancy

Sofema Aviation Services offers support for organisations seeking to obtain IOSA accreditation. If you are seeking support to develop your process and procedures SAS has the experience knowledge and competencies to support you. Please see our web site www.sassofia.com. The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program is an evaluation system designed to assess the operational…

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Continued Airworthiness Management

This  paper considers the effectiveness of the EASA continuous airworthiness process in 2011 and the continuing role of Continuous Airworthiness Management. Amongst the services on offer Sofema Aviation services, provides oversight and audit services in support of all elements of Part 145, Part M, and the Continuous Airworthiness Processes. Part M which is the source…

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Safety Management System SMS Implementation

An ICAO compliant (as opposed to the current EASA required) Safety Management System provides a mechanism to proactively seek, identify, quantify and mitigate risks and potential hazards which exist in the business. Moreover it provides for a mechanism to deliver a safer working process and environment in every facet of your day to day business….

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Electrical Wiring Interconnect System EWIS Training

The need for Electrical Wiring Interconnect System EWIS training was not only identified but substantially raised in profile following two very dramatic and significant aviation accidents. Since 2010 Sofema Aviation Services has started to deliver EWIS training both as open training courses and in company training courses. The first accident affecting flight TWA 800 which…

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SAFAIR Signs contract for SAM Software

Airline Software Applications is pleased to announce the signing of a contract to implement the full ASP package of SAM software, throughout the Safair fleet. Safair currently operates 16 aircrafts (737, ATR, L382) Safair starts with a 4 user ASP full package of SAM, which can be upgraded as more aircraft come on line. Initially…

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