Considering Aviation Safety System Performance Indicators

 Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com looks at typical performance indicators within an Integrated Operation   Flight Operation Ground Operations Maintenance   The following list serves as an introduction to a range of indicators which may be employed within your organisation to support the development of Key Indicators and to facilitate the measurement of Safety Performance across…

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The Elements of Aircraft Maintenance – Part 3

The Elements of Aircraft Maintenance – Part 3An article by our Guest Blogger and SAS Instructor and Consultant  Kevin Rookes Welcome to the third part of a four-part series that explains what constitutes maintenance from an FAA perspective and what are the differences between the elements that make up maintenance? This article provides an overview…

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Managing the CAMO in a Subcontract Environment

Reasons for “contracting” CAM Tasks There can be a range of reasons to choose to contract Continuing Airworthiness Tasks including Small operators and Start-up operations choosing to typically contract all CAM tasks Medium size operators may choose to contract specific CAM tasks including AD/SB evaluations Maintenance program development & upkeep Reliability control Engine condition monitoring…

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The Elements of Aircraft Maintenance – Part 2

The Elements of Aircraft Maintenance – Part 2An article by our Guest Blogger and SAS Instructor and Consultant  Kevin Rookes Welcome to the second part of a four-part series that explains what constitutes maintenance from an FAA perspective and what are the differences between the elements that make up maintenance! This article considers what makes…

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The Elements of Aircraft Maintenance – Part 1

The Elements of Aircraft Maintenance – Part 1 An article by our Guest Blogger and SAS Instructor and Consultant Kevin Rookes This is the first part of a four-part series that explains what constitutes maintenance from an FAA perspective and what are the differences between the elements that make up maintenance. The term “maintenance” is…

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How Do I Manage the Competence and Provide Certification Authorisation related to Engine Running / Borescope and Component Maintenance Staff in a Third Country EASA Part 145 Approved Organisation?

How Do I Manage the Competence and Provide Certification Authorisation related to Engine Running / Borescope and Component Maintenance Staff in a Third Country EASA Part 145 Approved Organisation? Steve Bentley MD of Sofema Aviation Services looks at the Regulatory position and considers the organisations options. Initial Consideration EASA Part 147 Training is only applicable…

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Aviation Leadership and Management Skills Development – Preparing a Presentation

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com looks at the challenges to ensure we deliver the strongest possible presentation Presentation is the Key to Success The challenge is to maximum the effectiveness of the time we can commit to developing the presentation. Typically, you will be time constrained with many obligations. Nevertheless, it is essential we complete all…

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FAA TSO & TSOA Explained

TSO stands for Technical Standard Order & TSOA stands for Technical Standard Order Authorization.   What is a TSO A TSO is a minimum performance standard for specified materials, parts, and appliances used on civil aircraft. TSOs represent FAA standardization that reflects standards that the FAA has deemed to be both safe and beneficial. A…

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