About Our Instructors – Simon Grace

Simon Grace has over 20 years experience with in the commercial aviation industry, and has been a keen promoter of safety and quality within Aviation throughout his career. Following studying for his UK CAA Licence without type rating at Brunel College, Bristol, Simon’s first job was with Shannon Aerospace, as an aircraft mechanic working on…

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EASAOnline.com announces new training – Aviation Compliance Auditing In an EASA Environment

We are very pleased to announce the availability of our latest training – Aviation Compliance Auditing In an EASA Environment, which provides for an opportunity to update regarding the Role of the Aviation Quality System within the European Aviation Safety Agency “EASA” Environment. This courses may be completed in approximately two days or as it is…

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SAS Аwarded Emirates Quality Audit Training Contract

Sofema Aviation services SAS has been awarded a contract to deliver Quality Assurance Audit Training for Emirates Airlines during May 2015. The chosen course is focused on the needs of existing auditors – Developing Quality Assurance Techniques in a CAR M & CAR 145 Environment. Objectives of the course include the need : To share…

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The Need of Part M Training

EASA Part M has been around officially since Sept 2003, Historically part of JAR OPS when in 1998 the Operator was identified as key player in maintaining the integrity of the Continuing Airworthiness across the fleet although only recently did it include General Aviation. Part M Training is recommended as an effective way of understanding…

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Introduction to Aviation Safety Auditing

A safety Audit should identify “Risk and Exposure” throughout the various departments taking into full consideration all organisational activities including of course any outsourced activities. The goal of the Safety Audit is to develop an initial understanding regarding exposures which can then be further explored and analysed as appropriate. We could say that safety auditing…

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Developing a Safety Culture Understanding

What is Safety Culture? Well lets first consider what culture is! Culture may be considered as how we perceive or understand the world around us our Beliefs, our Attitudes as well as our Values which we adopt as our own driven by a number of factors including the need to conform to appease and please…

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Measuring SMS Status

What is the current Status of the SMS within our Organisation & Where are the Challenges? Consider the Following 10 key areas :- For each item annotate a number between 1 & 5 where 5 is very knowledgeable and 1 is minimum or limited knowledge of the question point. a) Safety policy and objectives i/…

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Part M – Part 145 Interface and responsibilities

An Operator is required to have a process to manage Continuing Airworthiness as a direct responsibility, moreover it is required also to either have its own approved “in house” Part 145 or to Contract a Part 145 Organization to cover at least the requirements of both Line Maintenance and Minor Maintenance. Whilst the Maintainer is…

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