What Are Unapproved Aircraft Parts?

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com considers terminology related to FAA Unapproved Parts. Introduction: What are Unapproved Aircraft Parts? Note: Unapproved Aircraft Parts are not acceptable either within the FAA or EASA system – No part which is found to be not acceptable for fitment under FAA conditions will ever be acceptable to fit EASA Registered Aircraft. A part that…

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When is a Safety Management System (SMS) Required to be Implemented within an EASA Part 145 Organisation?

Review by Sofema Aviation Services Regulatory Background Reference NPA 2019-05 & EASA (RMT).0251 Phase II in EPAS 2019-2023, NPA proposes amendments to Annex I (Part 21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 and Annex II (Part-145) to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, in order to: Introduce safety management principles that implement ICAO Annex 19, and foster an…

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Considering the Viewpoint of EASA related to the Viability of Safety Management Systems (SMS) within an Aviation Organisation

Introduction by Steve Bentley, CEO of Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) What do Organisations think about SMS its role and concept? This is actually a very interesting question and has multiple answers depending on both the role of the person and the culture of the organisation. Some organisations recognise the value and fully buy into every…

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Introduction of SMS in EASA Part-CAMO Considerations

Sofema Aviation Services considers the drivers for SMS within a CAMO Organisation. What is Part-CAMO Part-CAMO provides requirements for Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO): compared with Part-M Subpart G organisation, the main difference is the introduction of SMS principles. Note 1 – Part-M Subpart G organisation may continue their activities with the Part-MG approval only…

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Continuing Airworthiness Responsibilities (for Commercial SPOs)

Sofema Aviation Services considers obligations related to Commercial SPO operations. Introduction EASA Air Operations Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 Part-SPO (Specialised Operations) applies to any aircraft operation, other than commercial air transport, where the aircraft is used for specialised activities such as agriculture, construction, photography, surveying, observation, patrol and aerial advertisement. Operators engaged in commercial specialised…

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Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Ground Running Training – Pre-Start Briefing Considerations

AETS-Sofema is pleased to offer Embraer ERJ 135/145 (RR AE3007A engine) Engine Ground Run Training Details of Forthcoming ERJ Engine Ground Running Training Course: Theory and Practical –  Embraer ERJ 135/145 (RR AE3007A engine) Engine Ground Run – Shoreham Airport, UK What Should Take Place During Pre-Start Briefing? The pre-start briefing should include functions of…

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Implementing SMS into Part-M (Annex Vc) Part-CAMO Continuing Airworthiness Management of Aircraft

Sofema Aviation Services looks at the fundamental changes coming to Part M. Introduction EASA has issued Regulation (EU) 2019/1383 published post Opinion 06/2016. This regulation identifies how Safety Management (SMS) is to be introduced into the Part M requirements. EASA expects that the proposed changes will: Increase the level of safety in continuing airworthiness management…

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Audit Considerations Related to Compliance Monitoring System (CMS) for Approved Training Organisation (ATO)

Sofema Aviation Services looks at EASA Regulatory requirements for ATO Compliance Systems. AMC1 ORA.GEN.200(a)(6) Management system COMPLIANCE MONITORING – GENERAL (1) Compliance monitoring The implementation and use of a compliance monitoring function should enable the organisation to monitor compliance with the relevant requirements of this Part and other applicable Parts. (1) The organisation should specify…

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Aviation Quality & Safety Root Cause Analysis using Fault Tree Analysis Techniques

Sofema Aviation Services looks at the methodology associated with Fault Tree Analysis. Introduction to Fault Tree Analysis Fault Tree Analysis focuses on understanding the causal relationship related to a “top-level” event, which represents a hazard, and progressively uncovers successive layers with the same question format until all contributing factors and root causes are identified. FTA…

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