Accountable Manager and Post Holder (Nominated Persons) Regulatory Obligations Combined OPS, ATO & Maintenance – Essentials – 1 Day


Intensive 1-day training for busy Industry leaders; the focus of 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 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 the 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

– The Role of Operations Postholder;

– EASA Regulations General Introduction;

– EASA Part OPS Regulatory Overview Regulation 1178/2011 & 965/2012;

– Part 145 / M Regulatory Structure;

– The Management System Requirements of Regulation 965/2012;

– SMS In an Operations Environment;

– How we Measure and Categorize Risk;

– The Role of IATA AHM and other supporting Documents;

– Managing Competence – Human Factors (more than compliance);

– Understanding and Managing Corporate Culture;

– Developing Communication Skills in Aviation;

– Managing Standards;

– 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.

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.”


1 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

Sofema Aviation Services offers a flexible approach to developing all in-company training courses which are specific to the client’s needs. If you would like additional information concerning how course content may be configured to be more appropriate for your organisation please email

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