Developing a Repair Station Training Program – 1 Day


A Repair Station / Approved Maintenance Organization Training Program is a prerequisite for obtaining a Part 145 approval for many National Aviation Authorities (NAA) who base their regulations on the U.S. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Mechanics may acquire their initial skill through formal training, such as Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools (AMTS) or hands-on experience working under certificated mechanics or in the military. Once an individual obtains a certificate, acquired experience can vary substantially, as well as the type or level of training.
There are numerous categories of personnel employed by Part 145 organizations, with a variety of specialties. Hiring practices vary widely among repair stations with some employees having direct relevant experience, certification, and training, while others do not. There are maintenance personnel who work for temporary placement organizations, which permit repair stations to meet peak workload demands.

Therefore, all employees that are assigned tasks to perform maintenance (including inspection), preventive maintenance, or alteration must be included in the training program to ensure they are can perform the specific assigned tasks of the repair station.

Some Part 145 repair stations have EASA certifications. EASA Part-145 contains licensing and training requirements for Approved Maintenance Organizations (AMO) that perform maintenance on articles of those operators under the regulatory control of European Union (EU) Member States. These EASA Part-145 requirements can affect other NAA part 145-approved repair stations that also have EASA approvals since EASA requires maintenance human factors training as part of the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) and Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) with the United States.

This training includes practical examples of how to establish a Training Program to achieve regulatory approval as well as the sharing of experiences by the instructor on how to gain employee ‘buy-in’ to implement a company-wide training program which ensures that personnel competence is measured and continually improved upon.

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

a) The background of FAA-based regulatory requirements to develop a Repair Station Training Program,
b) An understanding of different training categories and courses of study,
c) The considerations to be thought out to develop a Training Needs Assessment,
d) The use of different training methods, and sources of training,
e) An understanding of the selection process and qualification of training instructors,
f) Different methods / tools to measure competence and training effectiveness,
g) The knowledge to be able to establish the framework for a Training Program Manual, and author its content.
h) To be able to identify where forms and records of training are required to develop meaningful training documentation.

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services is 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 approximately 15,000 delegates. We have grown for 2 primary reasons!

The first is that we are professional, and we listen to our customers. Please visit our download area as an example of how we engage with our customers.

The second is not only the fact that our prices are far more cost effective than our competitors, it is that our discount program leaves all the others way behind – please do not take our word for it, check it out!

What Makes SAS Repair Station Training Program Manual Training different? 

Because our courses are written by experts who have managed Repair Stations / Approved Maintenance Organizations in an operations capacity, and in a Quality & Safety role. In this capacity, they have developed, authored and implemented training programs, and so are well-placed to provide effective training which will increase the delegate’s knowledge-base by using practical examples and sharing experiences.
At Sofema Aviation Services our focus is on accepting that compliance with Civil Aviation Safety Regulations is in fact minimum compliance. Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimization of the business is where we should see opportunities to drive efficiencies, and cost savings.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed 

Terms and Definitions
Training Program Regulatory Requirements
Developing the Training Program Scope & Complexity
Identifying Training Categories and Courses of Study
Establishing a Training Needs Assessment
Considering Areas of Study and Course Definition
Identifying the Training Method & Sources of Training
Qualifying Training Instructors
Measuring Competence & Training Effectiveness
Training Documentation
Developing a Training Program Manual

Target groups 

Quality Managers; Quality Engineers; Safety Managers; Maintenance Managers; Training Managers / Instructors; Technical Records Managers; Technical Services / Engineering Managers; Maintenance Planning Managers; Production Planning Managers; Reliability Managers; Stores Managers from the following organizations:

Operators/Air Carriers, Repair Stations/Approved Maintenance Organizations, Staff from National Aviation Authorities and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) approval holders; Organizations seeking U.S. 14 CFR Part 145 approval; Organizations seeking Part 145 approvals from other aviation authorities whose regulations are based on FAA regulations such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia GACA, Taiwan (China) CAA, Republic of Indonesia DGCA, etc.


A background in an aviation environment.

Learning Objectives 

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

– Secure knowledge of the regulatory requirements for aviation maintenance personnel training,

– Use different methods to assess an individual’s competence and measure the effectiveness of training,

– Develop a comprehensive suite of training forms and records, and

– Compile a Training Program Manual for submission to the regulatory authority for approval.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“The course exceeded my expectations.”
“Everything was in appropriate timing and in good climate.”
“Maximum points for the instructor’s effort and explanation from me.”
“The instructor provided enough room for all the questions to be asked”
“We received a lot of additional information to make things clearer.”


1 day – Start 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 organization please email

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

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