Airport Accountable Executive EASA Regulatory Obligation & SMS Overview and Best Practice Workshop – 1 Day


The new European Commission Regulation EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014, applicable to aerodromes was published and adopted on 12/02/2014. The regulation has a direct impact on Aerodrome Operators and Operations as well as Regulatory Authorities.

EASA is creating a performance based regulatory environment with common standards across all regulations which are enabled by EASA Basic Regulation 216/2008. Specific Focus on Management and Safety Systems is evident. The Aerodrome managers delivering specific oversight. EASA on behalf of all member states is obligated to show compliance with ICAO Standards, Recommendations and Guidance.

Requirements are introduced which have a direct bearing on Management Systems including Quality and Safety and Compliance elements.

An intensive 1 day training for busy Industry leaders; the focus on the training is a comprehensive understanding of Roles and Responsibilities of Accountable Executives and Senior 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.

This in depth course provides a 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 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.

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

a) Achieve a deep understanding regarding the obligations and expectations of an Accountable Manager (AM) within an Airport Environment

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 by 139/2014

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.

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services training is proven over the years to be highly practical and focuses on ensuring that regulatory compliance is a given rather than an objective.

Sofema Aviation Services a Regulatory training and consulting company with 45 years commercial aviation experience and 10 years operational experience. Since we started we have provided certificates to approx.15,000 delegates we have grown for 2 primary reasons!

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Our Instructors all have significant “real” experience in the field and deliver training which is motivational and provides the seed to encourage the delegate to achieve positive results in the work place.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed:

EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 (Airports) for authorities, aerodromes, aerodrome operators and aerodrome operations.
Management Systems requirements for competent authorities and aerodrome operators
Management and Environmental Considerations
Aerodrome and Operators Certification Implementing Rules Deviations from Certification Specifications
Applicable EASA Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) to the Implementing Rules

Considering Quality & Safety

– What is the Current Status of the SMS within our Airport Environment & where are the current “Challenges”?

How we Measure and Categorize Risk
– Risk Assessment & Risk Management Best Practice Processes
– Root Cause Analysis
– Safety Performance Targets (SPT), Alert Levels and Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs): The performance-based SMS

Hazard Logs / Risk Registers
– Integrating Airport Safety Management into the Operational Process
– Recognition and Ongoing Management of Threats

Developing Appropriate Communication
Managing Aviation 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 and Nominated persons responsible for compliance


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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