EASA Regulatory Drivers for Safety Reporting

Sofema Aviation Service www.sassofia.com look at SMS reporting from the EASA perspective. What do we mean by Safety Occurrence Reporting  We use the term Safety Occurrence to identify as a collective term which is used to embrace all events which have, or could have significance in the context of aviation safety. Events identified may in…

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What training is Required to Deliver Effective Quality Assurance Compliance Audits, Compliant with EASA Requirements

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com considers essential training requirements related to the delivery of an effective operations audit. 1/ Is it necessary to receive training on (for example) Quality Auditing of Fuel Farms or Quality Auditing of De icing Procedures? Ref the following – Regulation (EU) 965/2012 on air operations – COMPLEX OPERATORS — COMPLIANCE MONITORING…

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Considerations related to ICAO Annexe 13 – Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation. Part 2

Considerations related to ICAO Annexe 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation – Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation. Part 2 Review presented by Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com Annexe 13 Provisions Annexe 13 — Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation contains the international Standards and Recommended Practices for aircraft accident and incident Investigation Annexe 13 provides for…

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Considerations related to ICAO Annex 13 – Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Part 1

Considerations related to ICAO Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation – Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Part 1 Review presented by Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com Introduction The causes of an aircraft accident or serious incident must be identified in order to prevent repeated occurrences. The identification of causal factors is best accomplished…

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The Updated BASIC Regulation Authorising EASA with a New Mandate & Setting the Standard for Aviation Safety

The EU Has Updated the BASIC Regulation Authorising EASA with a New Mandate & Setting the Standard for Aviation Safety throughout the Community. Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com & www.sofemaonline.com looks at the bigger picture driven by the recent changes to the EASA Basic Regulation 1139/2018. Introduction On 11th September this year entered in force the…

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EASA Part 145 Receiving inspection techniques (components, consumables, requiring special attention: engines, LG, etc)

Certain Parts will require special attention due to the size for example Aircraft Landing Gears and Engines. To ensure adequate inspection techniques are followed the following should be included. a) Written procedures? b) Internal quality audit procedures? c) Signature procedures? d) Procedures for checking for physical damage and defects? e) Preservation procedures? f) Procedures for…

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Consider the Role of a Vendor Survey within an EASA Compliant Part 145 Aviation Store

Consider the Role of a Vendor Survey within an EASA Compliant Part 145 Aviation Store There are a number of ways we can assess the integrity of a Vendor/ Supplier with the objective of improving the supplier performance. Understanding the purpose of Receipt Discrepancy Processes and Component Reliability Assessment including warranty issues. Why would we…

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Considerations Related to EASA Compliant Aircraft Stores and Storage Conditions

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com looks at the basic requirements related to an effective EASA Compliant Aviation Stores  Regulatory Drivers Storage, Tagging and Release of Aircraft Components and Materials to Aircraft Maintenance [Part 145.A.25 (d), AMC 145.A.25 (d) 1, 2, 3 - Part 145.A.40 (a) - AMC 145.A.42 (b) - Part 145.A.70 (a) 12]  Concerning Storage…

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