The Need to Take Aviation Human Factors into Account

As the technical complexity of aircraft has developed over the last 100 years the nature of interaction with people associated with the maintenance of aircraft began to matter more & more and in fact today human factors is relevant in just about every aspect and element of the maintenance system. The use of the term…

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EASA Part 21 Subpart G – Competency Assessment Review

Comments by Steve Bentley Group CEO of Sofema Aviation Services Introduction When we consider a Subpart G Organisation, we are involving a range of skills in just the same way as we do within a Part 145 Maintenance Organisation. Whilst there is a clear definition regarding competence expectations within the 145 regulatory requirements, it is…

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Part 21 Subpart J Design Organisation Approval Initial Issue and Assurance Process

A review by Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com Introduction The basis for an organisation approval according to EASA Part 21 / J is the achievement of the approval requirements specified in 21A.245: The organisation must implement and maintain a quality system in general and a Design Assurance System in particular, to ensure the control and monitoring…

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Design Organisation Approval (DOA) interface with Production Organisation Approval (POA)

Reviewing Issues related to DOA – POA Interface within an EASA Environment What do the Regulations Require? AMC No 1 to 21.A.133(b) and (c) Eligibility – Link between design and production organisations. An arrangement is considered appropriate if it is documented and satisfies the competent authority that co-ordination is satisfactory. To achieve satisfactory coordination the…

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Integrating Quality Assurance into an EASA Compliant SMS

Presentation Introduction – The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium – Holiday Inn Sofia Bulgaria – Tues May 14th & Wed May 15th 2019 If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management this is your one “must attend” event of the year. Here is your opportunity to engage with a professional who has…

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Practical Considerations related to the Design Assurance System and the roles and responsibilities of the Certification Verification Engineer (CVE)

Introduction Within the EU Jurisdiction design activities on aeronautical products may only be carried out by EASA approved Design Organizations. All design specifications must be strictly controlled. Moreover, the organisation must ensure that process procedure and staff qualification shall ensure that appropriate attention is paid to safety and reliability during the design phase. (Essentially means…

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