The Need of Part M Training

EASA Part M has been around officially since Sept 2003, Historically part of JAR OPS when in 1998 the Operator was identified as key player in maintaining the integrity of the Continuing Airworthiness across the fleet although only recently did it include General Aviation. Part M Training is recommended as an effective way of understanding…

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Aviation Human Factors Training

Currently some 80% of aircraft accidents are attributable to human error, this is a situation which is recognised as rectifiable through the process of raising awareness, implementation of effective process and procedure and effective communication within the workplace. The importance of Human Factors to flight safety was officially recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization…

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Creating an Aviation Audit Schedule

Sofema Aviation Services offers general and specific support in respect of the organisations quality system.  An intensive 2 day training is available to support and improve auditor competence. Please visit www.sassofia.com. The audit schedule is an essential element of an effective quality audit system. It is through the effectiveness of the audit program that an…

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Safety Management System SMS Training for Trainers

Quote from ICAO   – “It has taken the Aviation Industry decades to understand fully the role of the organization in Aviation accidents and incidents. It was not until the early 1990s that it was first acknowledged that individuals do not operate in a vacuum, but within defined operational contexts. Although information regarding how features of an…

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What should our Organisational SMS Training Program contain?

A proactive Safety Management System depends on the commitment of all  employees to identify organizational safety hazards. To deliver this objective in an effective way requires the Organisational SMS to deliver a strong message to ever employee. The training objectives should include the organization’s safety policy and SMS fundamentals and overview. The contents should include…

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Sofema Aviation Services – Aviation Safety Management System Training for Trainers

Specific Training for your In Company Trainers. A Proactive SMS system has been mandated by ICAO since Jan 2009. The Development of Safety Management Systems SMS continues to gain in prominence and importance in both Airline Operations a Maintenance Organisations. Sofema Aviation Services is at the forefront of the organization specific Training for Trainers, based…

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Electrical Wiring Interconnect System EWIS – Fuel Tank Safety FTS – Aircraft Train the Trainer course

EWIS & FTS is a recurrent training which is applicable to many employees within both the Operator Part M and MRO environments. Combining EWIS & FTS training into a single “In Company” Training provides several specific advantages due to much commonality of the source material. Sofema Aviation Services offers a 2 Day Industry Specific EWIS…

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EASA Part OPS Implementation

Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 mandates the Commission to adopt common technical requirements and administrative procedures for air operators of aircraft to ensure compliance with the essential requirements laid down in Annexes IV and Vb of that Regulation. The implementation of Part OPS is a huge undertaking as it pulls together not only…

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Managing ESDS in an Aviation Environment

Understanding the Nature of Electrostatic Discharge Overview by Steven Bentley MD Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com We sometimes feel static electricity which builds up as we walk for example across a nylon carpet at the moment we touch something which permits an electrostatic discharge. This may be a door knob or indeed another person. This voltage…

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The Need for Aircraft Maintenance Competence Assessment & Training

A discussion document by Steven Bentley MD Sofema Aviation Services 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 prerequisites to deliver effectively the work which they need to do. Sometimes this is not…

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