Aviation Auditing in a Part 147 Environment – 2 Days


To be a Part-147 approved organization requires a Maintenance Training Organisation Appropriate MTOE including a documented set of procedures and a compliance matrix to show how they meet the requirements of Part-147. Organizations that can deliver an effective quality audit system and a process to follow up with all issues in an effective and practical way, grow and flourish.

This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of an Auditor working in 147 organizations, written by an Auditor with more than 25 years of practical experience across a range of business areas.

The course is aimed at aviation professionals who are seeking to embrace an EASA Part 147 Auditing Role. The course delivers an in-depth understanding of the background to compliance management and auditing, auditing techniques, and behaviors receive in-depth and practical coverage.

The training places a clear priority on the technique of auditing within an EASA Part 147 organization including system and process auditing together with a root cause understanding of methods to identify systemic failures as opposed to mere compliance-type audit findings.

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for individuals who are involved in aviation maintenance training organizations or Part 147-approved organizations. This includes aviation auditors, quality managers, compliance officers, training managers, or individuals involved in aviation regulatory compliance.

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

a) The course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of auditing principles, techniques, and best practices specifically tailored to the Part 147 environment. Participants will learn how to plan, conduct, and report audits effectively, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
b) By attending this course, individuals can deepen their knowledge of the specific regulations and requirements applicable to aviation maintenance training organizations operating under Part 147. This knowledge helps ensure that organizations comply with relevant aviation regulations, reducing the risk of non-compliance and associated penalties.
c) The course focuses on quality management systems within the Part 147 environment. Participants will learn how to identify areas for improvement, implement corrective actions, and monitor ongoing compliance. This knowledge can contribute to enhancing the overall quality and effectiveness of maintenance training organizations.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– General Introduction
– Abbreviations
– EASA Regulatory Frame Work
– Regulatory Drivers for EASA Part 147
– QMS & SMS relationship
– Typical Roles and Responsibilities within an EASA 147 Organisation
– EASA Part 147 Quality / Compliance Manager Responsibilities
– Auditor Competence Assessment within a Part 147 organization
– Auditing Introduction
– Audit Processes How to be Effective
– Advanced Quality Auditing Techniques
– Development and use of Audit Check Lists
– The use of Psychology During Audits
– Dealing with Situations
– Effective Audit Communication
– Managing meetings to open and close the audit
– TNA Quality Control Process
– Quality Assurance TNA auditing against an organizational standard
– Managing an EASA Part 147 Compliant Competence Process
– EASA Part 147 Section 3 Quality Control and Audit Processes
– Effective Report Writing
– Creating Corrective Actions
– Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
– Management Evaluation

Target groups

This course is designed to focus on the role of persons either managing or working within the Aviation Quality environment. In addition, Aviation Training Managers who require to understand the fundamentals of Auditing in an EASA Part 147 environment.


This is not a course for beginners, a strong background in commercial aviation together with a general awareness of the regulations is a must.

Learning Objectives

1. To equip the attendee with the skills and techniques required to manage a 147 Quality Assurance program and execute meaningful audit programs and audits within their respective organizations.

2. To give the attendees a number of exercises including raising their own audit plans, checklists, and reports in relation to their role, using procedures and audit plans drawn from their own company. This will ensure the course is practical and relevant to each attendee.

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“I found satisfying answers to all my questions.”
“The instructor demonstrated a very deep knowledge of the subject.”
“The length of the course fits my needs and expectations.”
“The content was really effective, I gained a lot of new knowledge.”
“The practical examples were perfectly delivered.”


2 days – Each training day will start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email office@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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