Considerations related to EASA Compliant Combined Airworthiness Organisation (CAO) Quality System

Sofema Aviation Services considers the various obligations to ensure the effective delivery of an EASA CAO Quality System CAO.A.100 Quality System and Organisational Review Two options depending on size & scope: 1) Independent Reviews – Small CAO – Only Part ML Aircraft – Max 10 Persons (Full Time Equivalent – FTE) Maintenance – Max 5 Persons…

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EASA Suspected Unapproved Parts Introduction

Sofema Aviation Services considers the role of EASA to deliver an integrated oversight related to Suspected Unapproved Parts. Introduction EASA came later to the Suspect Parts Issue essentially leaving it to the individual responsibility of the relevant National Airworthiness Authority (NAA) EASA’s Suspected Unapproved parts website was established in August 2017 to raise awareness of…

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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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