Accountable Manager and Post Holder (Nominated Persons) Regulatory Obligations Combined OPS, ATO & Maintenance – 2 Days


Intensive 2-day training for busy Industry leaders; the focus on the training is a comprehensive understanding of Roles and Responsibilities of Accountable executives and Post Holders (Nominated Persons)

The course is aimed at persons who have the specific obligations regarding the accountability for the organization to meet its obligations in respect of Safety, Quality, Regulatory Compliance and Financial well being. Including AOC, ATO, 145 and other Approved Organizations.

This in-depth course provides detailed practical training in management obligations and methodologies to ensure a fully compliant, effective and efficient organization. The course is highly participative and promotes industry best practices as a standard, it is delivered in a confidential environment by an industry professional with over 40 years of Commercial Aviation experience.

Aviation Authorities may choose to interview Form 4 candidates. All relevant areas are covered during the course. A full review of EASA regulations will be provided during the introduction.

Who is this course for?

Regulatory Authority Members, Flight Safety Department Managers and Inspectors with operational oversight responsibilities. Operations Accountable Managers and proposed Nominated Persons (NP) Flight OPS, Maintenance, Crew Training and Ground Ops, Compliance Monitoring Managers (Quality Managers) and Auditors, Safety Managers, Flight Safety Officers, Flight Operations Officers and Cabin Crew Management.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

a) Achieve a deep understanding regarding the obligations and expectations of an AOC Accountable Manager (AM) or Nominated Postholder (NP).

b) Achieve an understanding of the Responsibilities of the Nominated Post Holder and Business Area Managers

c) Develop a focus on Management System requirements with Safety & Compliance Management techniques required in ORO.GEN 200

d) Understand the relationship between the Quality Management System (QMS) and Safety Management System (SMS)

e) Develop an understanding in preparation for Competent Authority (CA) interviews

f) An opportunity to exchange experiences with colleagues and associates in a confidential environment.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

  • ICAO Introduction
  • A Brief History of European Aviation Regulatory Development
  • The Quality & Safety Responsibilities of the AM
  • Nominated Post Holders
  • Airworthiness
  • EASA Basic Regulation (EC) 2018/1139
  • EASA Part OPS Regulatory Overview Regulation 1178/2011 & 965/2012
  • The Management System Requirements of Part OPS
  • SMS In an Operations Environment
  • How we Measure and Categorize Risk
  • EASA Part 145 & Part M Regulatory Overview
  • EASA Part 21
  • Considering Quality & Safety
  • Managing Corporate Culture
  • Developing Appropriate Communication
  • European Aviation Health & Safety Legislation – General Introduction
  • Emergency Response Planning

Target Groups

Accountable Managers and their deputies, Nominated Post Holders and Business Area Owners who are preparing for a role as a nominated person, Quality Assurance Audit Staff and Competent Authority staff.


A broad range of aviation exposures will typically be found in attendees to this training. The course is highly practical and significant and active participation will be expected.

Learning Objectives

This course aims to provide a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Aviation Accountable Manager and other Nominated Persons.

To prepare Aviation Professionals for the duties of Accountable Manager.

Certificate Wording

Introduction to ICAO & EASA, Part 147, Part 145 and Part M regulatory obligations. Regulation 1178/ 2011 & 965/2012 review. Post Holder Obligations and Responsibilities. Part 21 & Part 66, overview Accountable Manager QMS and SMS Responsibilities, Culture, Standards, Communication and Leadership.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services’ Training?

“This training offers very good explanations of difficult topics.”
“All aspect were useful, the examples were great.”
“This training helped me to develop some new skills.”
“The instructor is very resourceful and intelligent.”
“Having a visual material helps a lot the learning process.”


2 Day – The training will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 28210806


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