Do All European Regulatory Authorities Deliver to the Same Standard?

A Discussion Document Raised by Steve Bentley, CEO of Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com To Close Down European Regulatory Authorities – CAA’s? Why I recommend closing down all European Civil Aviation Authorities and handing total responsibility to EASA! Following Implementation within each country would reside inspectors working for EASA directly. Moreover, each Country to have…

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Business Survival Full Checklist

Business Survival introduction by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) Budget Review Now is the time to take a long hard look at 2021 review your budgets and income forecasts. Be realistic and set achievable targets for the coming year. It is vital to keep and maintain accurate control of the organisation’s finances during these challenging times….

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EASA Part M Changes Following Commission Implementing Regulations (EU) 2019/1383 & (EU) 2020/270

Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com considers the EASA Part M Changes which impact EASA 1321/2014. General Introduction Concerning Part M Changes Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1383 introduced more flexible requirements for maintenance of light aircraft established by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014. It has also added safety risk management measures for organisations that manage the continuing…

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Aviation Human Factors & Maintenance Error

Consultancy & Training supporting Implementation of a Maintenance Error Management System (MEMS) within an EASA Part 145 Organisation Maintenance errors cost millions of Euros each year in rework, late performance, and lost revenue, additionally errors can become pre-cursors with the potential exposure to additional safety hazards. All EASA Part 145 approved organisations will need to…

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What is the current status regarding return of the Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft to service?

Here we review the current situation regarding “when will the Max Return to Service”. AETS-Sofema (www.aets-sofema.com) Part 147 Organisation BG.147.0005 Considers the current situation. Introduction Harmony among the main aviation regulators has been bittersweet, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has rightly agreed with major aviation regulators that Boeing must address the specific issues raised with…

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What is MCAS? Considering the return of the Boeing 737 MAX to service

AETS-Sofema provides a status overview regarding the Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) system. EASA Part 147 compliant Max theoretical and Practical training currently available – please see here for details or email team@aets-sofema.com Introduction – What does MCAS do? The 737 MAX was designed to handle and feel the same to the pilot as the 737…

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The return of the Boeing 737 MAX to service

Carlos Barcia – Training Manager of AETS-Sofema, takes a look at the current Boeing 737 MAX Situation – When will the Max Fly again on Passenger Service? EASA Part 147 compliant Max theoretical and Practical training currently available – please see here for details or email team@aets-sofema.com Introduction On the 3rd of August 2020 almost 17 months…

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EASA Part CAMO Human Factors & SMS Combined Training

SofemaOnline (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com – answers the following questions related to EASA Part CAMO HF & SMS training Why is EASA CAMO Human Factors Training 3 days when for EASA Part 145 HF Initial is typically only 2 Days? What Makes EASA Part CAMO HF Training Different from EASA Part 145 Training? Is Part CAMO Human…

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Emergency Response Planning with an EASA Part CAMO Organisation

Review for the Emergency Response Planning by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) Introduction Continuous improvement of the systems and procedures contained within the emergency response plan may, amongst others, be obtained by: (a) Conducting a review of the relevant parts of the emergency response plan after a full or partial exercise; (b) debriefing and analysing the emergency…

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