The Role of MSG 3 in Reducing the Cost of Aircraft Maintenance

Sofema Aviation Services Considers the benefits which the Industry has enjoyed thanks to MSG 3. Introduction Until the advent of the Maintenance Steering Group driven Maintenance Process in the late 1960’s, it was the responsibility of the Manufacturer to provide the Maintenance Program. A manufacturer driven Maintenance Program (MP) typically provided for a philosophy which…

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Delivering Aviation System Safety Improvements through Cultural Change

Sofema Aviation Services considers elements related to delivering cultural change in the workplace as an enabler to drive improvements. Introduction The Aviation System contains multiple processes which interconnect and overlap providing an impact on each other. Typically, the safe delivery of all such processes plays a significant role in meeting the business objectives of ensuring…

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Understanding the Nature of Aviation Risk & How to Manage

Further Information Regarding Forthcoming SMS Training Safety Management Systems – Aviation Risk Management – 5 Days – Sofia, Bulgaria The course will run from 9 am to 5 pm on February 17th until February 21st, 2020 Details may be found here For any questions please visit www.sassofia.com or email office@sassofia.com Introduction – What is Risk? Risk…

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Aviation SMS Regulatory, Industry and Organisational Drivers

SofemaOnline takes a look under the hood! Where are the Safety Management System (SMS) drivers and how effective are they? Introduction The meaning of the word “safety” In aviation, safety means the state in which risks associated with aviation activities, related to, or indirect support of the operation of aircraft, are reduced and controlled to…

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Considering Ongoing EASA Aircraft Maintenance Competence Assessment & Training

Considerations presented by Sofema Aviation Services. Introduction EASA mandates that Part M & Part 145 Organisations shall manage competence at all levels of the organisation. Part 145 Organisations, as well as Part M Organisations, are required to demonstrate the management of competence. Effective Competence Management should ensure that each and every employee has all the…

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Aircraft Leasing – Structural Repair Technical Records Considerations

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com considers regulatory requirements concerning Certification of Aircraft Structural Repairs. Introduction Part 21 Aircraft Repair Considerations When a repair is carried out, which is essentially outside of the Structural Repair Manual (SRM) criteria or is carried out to a primary structural element, it is necessary to receive airworthiness approval for the repair….

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How Effective has been the Implementation of Aviation Safety Management in the Operations Environment with an EASA Environment

Sofema Aviation Services takes a look at How SMS is developing. Introduction Safety Management System (SMS) has been officially around now for over 5 years – Is it doing what we (Industry) Want it to do? Well, that depends do you agree with the purpose of SMS? (Compliance or Risk?) Some senior people see SMS as…

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FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) Part Considerations

Sofema Aviation Services considers the design & certification process by which PMA Approval is a combined FAA design and manufacturing process. Note: Only minor changes or improvements from the original OEM part are allowed in a PMA design. (Significant changes require a Supplemental Type Certificate.) Determination of Criticality The PMA Applicant will have to determine…

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