EASA Part 147 Examiner / Assessor Continuation Training Objectives

Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) looks at the requirements related to both Examiner & Assessor Continuation Training. Introduction Part 147.A.105 Personnel Requirements, state: “Instructors and Knowledge examiners shall undergo update training at least every 24 months relevant to: a) The latest revision of the EASA Part 147 regulations, b) AMC’s, Guidance notes and NPA’s. c) The…

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Considering EASA Part 147 & The Preparation of Examination Room & Use of Invigilators

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com considers best practice preparation for EASA Part 147 Type Training Preparations. Introduction In accordance with EASA regulations class size is limited depending on the physical size and capacity of the room. Examinations are only to be conducted in examination rooms that are prepared in accordance with Training Procedures requirements. The maximum…

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Considering EASA Part 147 & The Role of Examiners & Invigilators – Preparation & Performance of Examinations

Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) takes a look at the EASA Part 147 Type Examination Process. Examination Selection Process The examiner selects from the question bank the required number of questions based on the following criteria. The questions are grouped per subject (ATA Chapter). Note – It is recommended that the total amount of questions per…

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EASA Part 147 TNA Considerations

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com takes a deep dive into the TNA Process. TNA Background & Purpose The role of the training needs analysis (TNA) is to assess the gap between the knowledge and skills which the trainee currently possesses (Generic within the group) against the knowledge and skills which they will require to perform safe…

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Writing Aviation Technical Procedures

Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) looks at the basics of writing aviation procedures. Introduction In aviation, we have procedures for just about every activity. As we should understand, procedures are connected to policies as well as the need to demonstrate regulatory compliance. Procedures should provide sufficient instruction to avoid ambiguity and should deliver the message. Well-written…

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Why Do Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Commit Errors?

Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) provides an overview of the issues and challenges. Knowledge Related Errors As a “Group” aircraft maintenance engineering staff have a strong belief in their self-determination, unfortunately, this can often become a pre-cursor to a maintenance error. Example – Where maintenance staff is not aware that their knowledge has been superseded in…

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Error Potential Related to the Use of Aviation English in the Maintenance Environment

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com considers the potential for language barriers to create an exposure which results in aviation maintenance errors. Introduction Without Doubt effectiveness and efficiency in communication serves as an important pillar to maintain safety, moreover, aviation professionals have a responsibility to engage with a fully understandable communication process. Communication enables people, processes, structure and systems,…

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Considering the Potential for Errors in the Use of Aviation English in the Maintenance Environment

Sofema Aviation Services looks at the potential for language barriers to result in aviation maintenance errors. Introduction Throughout the aviation world, there are many aircraft maintenance and other technical staff whose native language is not English and who speak English as a second third or even fourth language! It is an accepted fact that the language…

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Developing Additional Quality Control Processes to support an effective Part 147 Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

A process review by Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) This document focuses on the process of ensuring that we maintain effective Quality Control throughout the TNA process. Introduction The term Training Needs Analysis (TNA) refers to a process aiming to identify the training gap of a person or a group of persons, in order to determine…

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