Operator Considerations Related to Drones in an EASA Environment (Unmanned Aircraft)

Introduction by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS). Extracted from Basic Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 & Annex IX Essential Requirements for Unmanned Aircraft. Note – Text is heavily redacted for improved ease of understanding – please refer to original for legal transcription. Introduction – Operation of Unmanned Aircraft The operator of an unmanned aircraft is responsible for the…

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EASA Airworthiness Review Staff Review of Responsibilities Effective March 24th 2020

Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) considers roles & responsibilities related to the Airworthiness Review Process. Ref Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/270 & Subpart I Airworthiness Review Certificate (GM M.A.901 Airworthiness review). Responsibilities of airworthiness review staff: The following is a summary of the requirements contained in M.A.901 as well as the associated AMC and Appendices, in…

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EASA Maintenance Check Flights Considerations

Following a number of events related to maintenance check Flights (MCFs) EASA has made a number of changes related to the guidance concerning maintenance check Flights. Review by Sofema Aviation Services Ref Annex I to ED Decision 2020/002/R (Amending Annex I to Decision 2015/029/R) – Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) to…

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Developing Your Aviation Safety Management System Trainer

Sofema Aviation Services takes a look at how to deliver an effective Aviation Safety Management System (SMS) Trainer. Introduction SAS has been providing Aviation Safety Management System Training for Trainers for the last several years, training which is designed to address the specific needs of your aviation safety system trainer. Sofema Aviation Services is at the…

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EASA Part CAMO Safety & Human Factor Training (Initial) – Organisation’s Safety Programme – Action to Address Problems

Sofema Aviation Services considers the level of engagement for the delivery of an effective organisation system. Introduction The Organisations Safety System has to be managed “Top Down” to ensure the strongest and most effective approach. To support the safety reporting system, a competent person should be appointed to perform the activities of collecting, assessing, analysing…

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EASA Part CAMO Safety & Human Factor Training – Considering Communications – Shift – Task Handover

Sofema Aviation Services considers HF exposures related to Manpower – Shift/Task Handover Introduction Shift work is used extensively in commercial air transport maintenance operations. Often maintenance technicians or engineers are working shifts or duty periods that conflict with their natural circadian rhythm, or risk fatigue from multiple shifts. Incomplete Work Handover Without effective shift change…

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