Developing & Maintaining SMS Compliance in an MRO and 145 – Executive Review – 1 Day


EASA is in the process of introducing ICAO Compliant SMS into the 145 regulations – Ref NPA 2019-05 (c). With SMS we have a set of regulations, which allow Industry to establish best-practice that fits different cultures and place the main emphasis and duty on improving safety performance. This requires a real “team effort” as regulator and maintenance organization are all part of one large system. Working as a team it will be possible to improve an already highly impressive safety record.

This 1-day training course is optimised for the executive & leadership team and is focused on the specific challenges faced by 145 and MRO organizations to develop the understanding of the organisations responsibility and how the key managers and stakeholders can play a role in assisting to deliver a strong SMS system.

Who is the course for?

This training is highly relevant for business area owners and supervisors as well as safety and quality assurance auditors. Senior Manager, Executive and Leadership Team as well as business area stakeholders who need to have a deep appreciation of the safety audit process.

What are the benefits – What will I learn?

a) Be able to explain the concept of SMS and how it will function within the EASA Part 145 environment

b) Understand the role of Safety Culture within a Maintenance Environment

c) Explain how Safety Risks can be Managed Proactively

d) Understand the benefits of the integration of SMS within the Organisations Management System

e) Achieve the ability to Develop and fully engage with your organisations SMS

f) Meet and exceed all regulatory obligations related to the basic training of SMS

g) To Understand effective processes for auditing SMS

h) Understand how to measure the effectiveness of an SMS

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services a Regulatory training and consulting company with 45 years of commercial aviation experience and 10 years of operational experience. Since we started we have provided certificates to approx 30,000 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 customer Download Area

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! SAS Discount Program.

What makes SAS Developing & Maintaining SMS Compliance in an MRO and 145 – Executive Review – 1 Day Different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations, from the introduction in the early 1990s of EASA Part 145 and the Introduction of JAR-OPS 1 in 1998 (later to become EASA EU OPS) together with the introduction of EASA Part M in 2003. The material author spent more than 25 years carrying out audits within a commercial aviation environment.

We were delivering training during the ICAO SMS Implementation year 2009 and the introduction into EASA OPS with regulation 965/2012

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

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Definitions & Abbreviations
– Safety Management System Introduction
– SMS and Organisational Culture
– Safety Management System -Quality Management System Relationship
– Human Factors SMS and Beyond

145.A.120 Means of compliance

145.A.140 Access

145.A.60 Occurrence reporting

145.A.65 Maintenance procedures

145.A.200 Management system Organization & Accountabilities

145.A.202 Internal safety reporting scheme

145.A.205 Contracting and subcontracting

– Hazard Identification & Risk Management Process
– Emergency Response Planning ERP
– Fatigue Risk Management System FRMS
– Safety Risk Management
– Effective Marketing and Raising Awareness

Target Groups

All personnel with duties and/or responsibilities in the Line or Base Maintenance Environment. Quality Assurance Staff. Also of Interest to persons working in a CAMO or Part M Quality System.


Understanding the process for delivering the most effective Hazard Identification, Risk Analysis and Mitigation Process.

Learning Objectives

Detailed consideration of the benefits of implementing a Safety Management System within the 145 Organization.

Understanding the process for delivering the most effective Hazard Identification, Risk Analysis, and Mitigation Process

A consideration of how the SMS can be used to drive organization efficiencies.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“Very effective, useful, and informative training.”
“Absolutely perfect examples and clear for understanding training.”
“The instructor has excellent teaching skills and was sharing personal experience”
“Very effective, useful, and informative training.”
“All the practical examples provided during the training were useful.”


1 Day -Start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment and breaks.

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

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