Measuring the effectiveness of Third Party Organisation’s QC management Operations / Maintenance

Sofema Aviation Services is currently offering EASA Compliant Advanced Quality Auditing Recurrent training during July in Sofia Bulgaria please see www.sassofia.com for details or email office@sassofia.com. What do we Mean by Third Party when we talk about auditing? Means that the organisation is “Stand Alone” – or “Stand Apart”. So effectively we are connected to…

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Managing Organisational Competency – Considering the Challenges for QA Assessment

Sofema Aviation Services is currently offering EASA Compliant Advanced Quality Auditing Recurrent during July in Sofia Bulgaria please see here for details or email office@sassofia.com What Do We Mean By Competence? Competence is the ability of an individual to perform a task correctly. Competence may be considered as a combination of knowledge, skills and behaviour (Attitude)…

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EASA Basic Regulation Requirements Concerning Aviation Safety

Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) takes a look at forthcoming changes related to the provision of European Aviation Ground Handling driven by to European Council Regulation 2018/1139 (Basic Regulation). Safety Management at the Member State level ICAO has mandated that all Contracting States (and therefore also EASA Member States) implement an SSP while organisations in the…

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EASA Basic Regulation 2018/1139 Cyber Security Considerations

Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) looks at the obligations and objectives related to Cyber Security within the European Aviation Environment. EASA has developed a Cyber security Roadmap which was endorsed by the Management Board in November 2015. Since then, EASA is working on its implementation and a number of initiatives have been launched to better address…

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EASA Basic Regulation Requirements Concerning Airport Ground Handling

Steven Bentley CEO of Sofema (www.sassofia.com) takes a look at forthcoming changes related to the provision of European Aviation Ground Handling driven by to European Council Regulation 2018/1139 (Basic Regulation) The Current Status There are currently no regulations applicable to the Role of Ground Handling other than the obligation which is placed on the operators…

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OTAR 145 Maintenance Organisation Approval & Approval of the Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE) Introduction

Ref Overseas Territories Aviation Circular OTAC 145-10 Introduction The purpose of the maintenance organisation exposition (MOE) is to identify the procedures, means and methods of the approved OTAR 145 organisation. An up to date and effective MOE is crucial to maintaining a valid organisational approval. There are two options available to deliver compliant Overseas Territories…

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OTAR Part 145 Review of Roles & Responsibilities related to the Quality System QC & QA

Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com looks at common errors made by MRO’s in allocating responsibilities for process & procedures – compounded by the weakness of regulatory auditors to identify such. All comments are welcome office@sassofia.com 145.121 Maintenance procedures and quality system (a) The organisation shall establish a safety and quality policy for…

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Review of the Differences Between OTAR 145 and EASA Part 145

Introduction by Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) The Overseas Territories Airworthiness Requirements (OTARs) describe the means by which aircraft operators, aviation personnel and service providers can gain approvals, licences and certificates. In some instances, they also form Instructions given under powers under the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order. The OTARs ensures adequate levels of safety and…

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