October 11, 2023


Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com considers the roles & responsibilities of the EASA Part 147 Accountable Manager

Introduction – Ref 147.A.105 Personnel requirements

a) The organisation shall appoint an accountable manager who has corporate authority to ensure that all training commitments can be financed and carried out to the standard required by this Part.
b) A person or group of persons, whose responsibilities include ensuring that the maintenance training organisation is in compliance with the requirements of this Part, shall be nominated. Such person(s) must be responsible to the accountable manager.

Note: The senior person or one person from the group of persons may also be the accountable manager subject to meeting the requirements for the accountable manager as defined in point (a).

EASA Part 147 Accountable Manager Notes

  • The Accountable Manager (AM) is to be kept aware of all audit findings so that he is able to monitor compliance as appropriate.
  • It is not acceptable to contract this follow-up process to outside persons it must be the AM and other responsible Post Holders (PH) / Nominated Persons (NP) who are actively aware of the status of any outstanding discrepancies.

Note: It is expected that there will be active involvement of the AM with regular meetings being held between the AM and the various stakeholders within the organisation to check on the progress of the rectification.

Example MTOE Content Related to AM

Accountable Manager – Terms of Reference – To qualify as an Accountable Manager the following minimum experience and qualifications criteria should be met.

The Accountable Manager should have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of EASA regulations in general, but especially Part 66 and Part 147.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the organization’s MTOE.
  • Basic knowledge of quality, quality systems and auditing techniques preferably supported with formal training.
  • Able to read, write and communicate in the English language.
  • At least two years of proven managerial experience preferably within the aviation industry.
  • Five years’ experience in the aviation industry.

The Accountable Manager is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all instruction and examinations carried out by the organization meet the standards required by EASA/ CA regulations.
  • Ensuring that the necessary finance, manpower resources and facilities are available to enable the organisation to perform the knowledge and/or practical instruction/assessment and examinations to which it is committed under the requirements Part 147.
  • Chairing the annual meeting of senior staff to review the overall performance of the organisation.
  • Ensuring that any charges are paid, as prescribed by the CA.
  • Ensuring that during periods of absence, control will be maintained for administration purposes by a nominated person who will accept full responsibility for all training issues and related decisions.

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