About our Instructors – Johannes Petrus Truter (JP)

Introducing Johannes Petrus Truter (JP) – SAS Instructor for Africa’s region. JP has experience as an Aviation Manager and Accountable Manager. He also has extensive experience and accomplishments in Flight Operations, Cabin Services, Commercial Aircraft Maintenance/Engineering, Quality Assurance, Logistics, Safety Management System (SMS), Flight Technical and Human Resources with strong Project and Financial Management Skills. JP…

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Featuring this month – Johannes Petrus Truter (JP)

This month we say hello to our instructor Johannes Petrus Truter (JP). He has experience as an Aviation Manager and Accountable Manager, extensive experience and accomplishments in Flight Operations, Cabin Services, Commercial Aircraft Maintenance/Engineering, Quality Assurance, Logistics, Safety Management System (SMS), Flight Technical and Human Resources with strong Project and Financial Management Skills. Johannes demonstrated capability…

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EASA Considerations Regarding the Embodiment of Aircraft Maintenance Service Bulletins

What are Aircraft Service Bulletins? A Service Bulletin (S.B.) is a notice to an aircraft operator from a manufacturer informing him/her of a product change / improvement. (often driven by a shortfall or defect or proposed enhancement applicable to an airframe, engine or component.) Aircraft service bulletins are typically sent to the aircraft owner by…

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What is the Difference Between FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) Parts and FAA Supplemental Type certificate (STC) Parts?

Steve Bentley MD of Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com – explains A type certificate holder (TCH) can produce parts for its airplanes through the process of the manufacturers authorisation FAR Part 21 / EASA Part 21 Subpart G has the authorization to manufacture those parts on the basis of its type certificate, and production certificate. However…

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About our Instructors – Altin Vrapi

Introducing Altin Vrapi. He has a Master degree of Science in Engineering graduated in Polytechnic University of Tirana. Altin has worked in several areas of Aviation for more than 23 years, starting from Aircraft Engineer, Technical Director, Quality Manager, and Accountable Manager in Airlines. He also has experience as Integrated Management System Manager at Albania’s National…

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Featuring this month – Altin Vrapi!

This month we say hello to our instructor Altin Vrapi. Altin graduated in Polytechnic University of Tirana – Master Science in Engineering. He has worked in several areas of Aviation for more than 23 years, starting from Aircraft Engineer, Technical Director, Quality Manager, and Accountable Manager in Airlines. He also worked as Integrated Management System Manager at Albania’s…

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Considerations Related to FAA Repair Station Approval FAR 145

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com and SofemaOnline www.sofemaonline.com Offering Regulatory Compliant Training for FAA Repair Stations In Classroom & Online Concerning FAA -EASA Bilateral Agreement The FAA notes that some part 145 repair stations have European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certifications. EASA part 145 contains licensing and training requirements for Approved Maintenance Organizations (AMO) that perform…

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Initial Aircraft Maintenance Program Assessment Criteria Including Maintenance Standards

Related to the need for an Aircraft Maintenance Program (AMP) the initial maintenance program which is produced by the operator is highly dependent on the Maintenance Planning Document. (MPD) The initial scheduled maintenance tasks and intervals are typically specified in the relevant Maintenance Review Board (MRB) Reports. The operator is obliged to generate their own…

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