Considering the EASA Part 145 Contracting & Subcontracting requirements following the introduction of NPA 2019-05 (C)

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com takes a look at what obligations sit with an EASA 145 following the implementation of an SMS. Considering the difference between ‘CONTRACTING MAINTENANCE’ & ‘SUBCONTRACTING MAINTENANCE’ (a) ‘Subcontracting maintenance’ means subcontracting to a third party under the maintenance organisation management system. This is the case when a third party carries out…

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Changes to 145 Management System related to Notice of Proposed Amendment 2019-05 (C) – 145.A.200 Management System

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com looks at what is coming related to EASA Part 145 Management System & the Introduction of SMS Introduction Safety management seeks to proactively identify hazards and to mitigate the related safety risks before they result in aviation accidents and incidents. Safety management enables an organisation to manage its activities in a…

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Introduction to EASA Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1142

Presented by Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) The update to the regulation 1321/2014 affects the following primary areas Introduction of certain categories of aircraft maintenance licences, Modification of the acceptance procedure of components from external suppliers, and Modification of the maintenance training organisations’ privileges Categories of aircraft maintenance licences, the modification of the acceptance procedure of…

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Considering Forthcoming EASA Part 145 SMS Internal Safety Reporting Requirements

 Introduction This document considers the requirement of forthcoming regulation NPA 2019-05 (C) related to the effective delivery of an Internal 145 Reporting System including Confidential Reporting. AMC1 145.A.202 Internal safety reporting scheme focuses on the need for confidentiality and brings EASA Part 145 into alignment with EASA Regulation 376/2014. Regulation (EU Reg. 376/2014 became applicable…

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The Changing Role of Quality & Safety Following the Proposed Changes Within the EASA Part 145 Quality & Safety System NPA 2019-05 (C)

Introduction Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com & Sofema Online www.sofemaonline.com takes a look at what the forthcoming EASA changes to Part 145 will look like and what they could mean for Quality, Safety & Management Personnel. Name Change QM/ QAM to CM In keeping with “Management System” understanding from Regulation 965/2012, the…

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Quality Auditing of Aviation EASA – GCAA Safety Management Systems

Discussion Paper by Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) Introduction There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Quality Management Systems (QMS). The following is intended to hopefully clear up this misunderstanding: a) QMS and SMS – Offers many common methods and techniques, but provides different outcomes and objectives; b) Sufficient competent…

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Practical EASA – GCAA Base Maintenance Audits – Advanced Techniques for Auditing – Stores and Tool Calibration

A review by Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com Introduction Auditing key elements of the Stores & Tooling Calibration Process (We can also include the management of equipment within the hanger environment as badly managed equipment can easily become a hazard to the aircraft) Starting with an understanding of the Maintenance Organisation Procedures and to Gap analyse…

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Compliance Auditing of 3rd Party Organisation’s QC Management – Operations / Maintenance

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com looks at the challenges of using Compliance Audit Techniques to determine the effectiveness of a “supplier” What do we Mean by Third-Party when we talk about auditing? Means that the organisation is “Stand Alone” – or “Stand Apart”. So effectively we are connected to the Organisation for business purposes, however, we…

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General Comments Related to the Effective Delivery of EASA – GCAA Compliant Base Maintenance Quality Assurance Audits

Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) Reviews Base Maintenance Audit Basics Consider the following as checkpoints to take note or develop during the audit of Base Maintenance essentially as an opportunity to validate the effectiveness of the Base Maintenance System – remember the goal of the auditor is to confirm conformity not to find problems. a) During…

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ETOPS – EDTO Configuration, Maintenance and Procedures Document

Considering the Role & Purpose of the Configuration Maintenance and Procedures Document (CMP) Introduction by www.Sofemaonline.com About the CMP The CMP document is approved by the Primary Certifying Authority and contains the particular aeroplane configuration minimum requirements, including any special inspection, hardware life limits, master minimum equipment list (MMEL) constraints and maintenance practices found necessary…

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