Aviation Quality Assurance Best Practice Overview and Recurrent – 1 Day


SAS offers this 1 day course for Aviation Quality Assurance Professionals who are looking to update and refresh. This course may be included in the Quality Assurance Competency Management Program within your organisation.

We should understand the pivotal role which is performed by the compliance monitoring team within our organisation. To ensure the organisation remains fully compliant.

A sure sign of an effective QMS will always include Competent Auditors and Quality Managers, who are able to deliver an appropriate level of oversight as well as being good communicators. Competent Aviation Auditors are able to demonstrate an understanding of the methodologies associated with continuous improvement, in addition to identify and initiate rectifications of any identified exposures in a timely manner.

EASA has created a continuous challenge with a complex set of regulations which continue to evolve. Within the organisation it is essential for the Quality Management System (QMS) maintains a full understanding of all requirements and organisation obligations.

Sofema Aviation Services with more than 40 years of commercial aviation experience behind us provides an ideal solution to ensure you team delivers at the highest level of competence.

This training is suitable for both Operational and Maintenance Auditors.

Who is the Course for?

It is for persons who are involved in delivering or receiving EASA / GCAA compliant Quality Assurance (Compliance Audits) In particular Quality Audit Staff, Nominated Persons, CAMO Quality Auditors, as well as anyone with an interest to achieve an effective understanding of the Compliance Audit Process.

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

a) To be able to explain the key elements required to organize the organisations compliance audit System processes to both ensure compliance and to deliver maximum effectiveness.

b) Understand the regulations which deliver the Quality Audit Requirements

c) To be able to explain the requirements for both the QA and SMS systems including an understanding of the different types of audit applicable for each area together with how the QMS and SMS integrates within the overall Management System Process.

d) To consider in depth Compliance Management Auditing and to raise an understanding of the various roles of a quality system within the organisation

e) Ability to focus on effective identification of root cause analysis and promotion of positive action.

f) To be able to place a clear priority on best practice management within a strong quality assurance “compliance-based” system.

g) Understand techniques to focus on the organisational issues during the audit including the relationship within the work place and responsibility to address issues.

h) Understanding how an effective Quality Assurance system can support the effectiveness of the organisation

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services is a Regulatory Training and Consulting company with 45 years of commercial aviation experience and 10 years operational experience. Since the start we have provided certificates to approx 20,000 delegates and we have grown for 2 primary reasons!

The first is that we are professional and we listen to our customers.

The second reason is a combination of outstanding course fees, together with a world beating discount program which leaves our competitors way behind – please do not take our word for it, check it out!

What Makes SAS Aviation Quality Assurance Best Practice Overview and Recurrent – 1 Day different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations, from the introduction in the early 1990’s of EASA  Part 145
​ through to the adoption by the GCAA of the EASA regulatory environment. The material author spent more than 25 years carrying out audits within a commercial aviation environment.

At Sofema Aviation Services our focus is on accepting that compliance with EASA/GCAA Regulations is in fact minimum compliance. Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimization of our business is where we should see opportunity to drive efficiency and cost saving.

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

-General Introduction
– Abbreviations and Terms
– EASA Regulatory Update
– Review of QMS theory within an EASA Context QMS = QA+QI+QC
– Compliance Auditing Process Review
– Considering QMS Roles and Responsi
– Who is Responsible for Process and Procedures in an EASA Approved Organisation
– Who is Responsible for Root Cause Analysis (RCA) in an EASA Approved Organisation
– Review of Best Practice Audit Techniques – How to obtain the information you are looking for?
– Consider the Link between the QMS and the SMS where does data flow?
– Quality Auditing of Safety Management Systems
– Driving Performance Improvements within the QMS – How to achieve
– Understanding Trend Analysis of Compliance Data and Developing Effective Responses.
– Management Evaluation

Target groups 

Quality & Safety Managers, Quality and Safety Auditors, Internal Auditors, Audit Managers and other interested persons.


Ideally you should have previous knowledge of EASA Quality Assurance   Compliance – actual audit experience would be an advantage. This is not an entry level training and will not be appropriate for persons who are looking for initial audit training.

Learning Objectives 

At the end of this Training the delegate should have an updated understanding of the latest methods used to manage an effective quality system and to deliver effective audits, both compliance and performance.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

The instructor used the right words to explain the material.”
“The discussions among the group were very beneficial.”
“The instructor showed very resourceful background and experience.”
“All sections of the course were related to my field.”
“Adequate answers were given to specific questions.”


1 day – 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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