EASA Aviation & Airworthiness Regulations for Managers – 5 Days


This course is focused on the needs of the aviation manager to provide an in-depth appreciation and understanding of the structure and implementation of the EASA regulatory environment. The delegate will cover all foundation subjects including the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) & Joint Aviation Authorities JAA leading to an understanding of current European Safety Agency (EASA) regulations.

The focus is on Continuing Airworthiness Part M, Part 145, Part 147 & Part 66 but consideration is also given in respect of continuing Airworthiness Part 21 Subpart J Design Organisation Approval (DOA) and Part 21 Subpart G Production Organisation Approval. In addition, the course includes an introduction to EASA regulations 1178/2011 for Aircrew and 965/2012 for Airline operations.

Roles and responsibilities are considered in respect of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Safety Management Systems in particular the responsibility of the senior managers and “Post holders” – Nominated Persons.
The Delegate will also consider the current threats to the Aviation System and the occurrence of reporting obligations and the relationship with Human Factor behaviours.

Who is this course for?

The course will be of particular interest to Maintenance Training Managers, Quality Assurance Managers, Accountable Managers, and Form 4 Post Holders.

This 3-day intensive course is specifically designed for leasing companies and persons who need to have a comprehensive understanding of the EASA regulatory environment.

It will also be of benefit to legal representatives who need to have an effective understanding as well as to serve as a refresher to any Operators and Maintenance Organisations, MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) approval holders.

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

This training program can provide aviation managers with the knowledge and skills needed to operate in a complex and highly regulated environment, ultimately leading to improved safety, efficiency, and compliance.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed 

Day 1

– Abbreviations
– ICAO Introduction
– A Brief History of European Aviation Regulatory Development
– Introduction to EASA Basic Regulation
– Nominated Post Holders
– EASA Part 145 & Part M Regulatory Overview and Introduction – Review of changes and proposed changes
– General Introduction to all Part 21 Subparts
– Subpart F Production without POA (Production Organisation Approval)
– Subpart G Production Organisation Approval
– Subpart J Design Organisation Approval
– Identification of Products, Parts, and Appliances – Subpart Q

Day 2

– General Notes Concerning EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence
– Part 66 Detailed Introduction
– Basic Knowledge Requirements
– Part 147 Introduction – General
– Part 147 Introduction –Organisational Requirements
– Training Procedures and Quality System
– Examinations
– Maintenance Training Organisation Exposition
– Managing Part 147

Day 3

– EASA Regulation 1178/2011 for Aircrew – Introduction
– EASA Regulation 965/2012 for Airline OPS – Introduction
– Considering Quality & Safety
– The Quality Responsibilities of the AM & Post Holder
– The SMS Responsibility of the AM & Post Holder
– Managing Competence
– Practical Understanding of the Role of Root Cause
– Managing Aviation Standards

Day 4

– Continuous Airworthiness –The Role of Part M
– Contract & Subcontract Management
– Organisations Approval Ratings
– Managing Competencies in Part 145 & M Environment
– SMS In an AOC CAMO Environment –Reg965/2012
– SMS and EASA Part 145
– Part M Subpart B Accountability
– Part M Subpart C Continuing Airworthiness
– Part M Subpart D Maintenance Standards
– Part M Subpart E Components
– Part M Subpart F Maintenance Organisation Approval
– Part M Subpart G Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation
– Part M Subpart H Certificate of Release to Service
– Part M Subpart I Airworthiness Review Certificate

Day 5

Continuous Airworthiness – The Role of Part 145


– 145.A.10 Scope
– 145.A.15 Application
– 145.A.20 Terms of approval
– 145.A.25 Facility requirements
– 145.A.30 Personnel requirements
– 145.A.35 Certifying staff and category B1 and B2 support staff
– 145.A.40 Equipment, tools and material
– 145.A.42 Acceptance of components
– 145.A.45 Maintenance data
– 145.A.47 Production planning
– 145.A.50 Certification of maintenance
– 145.A.55 Maintenance records
– 145.A.60 Occurrence reporting
– 145.A.65 Safety and quality policy, maintenance procedures and quality system
– 145.A.70 Maintenance organisation exposition
– 145.A.75 Privileges of the organisation
– 145.A.80 Limitations on the organisation
– 145.A.85 Changes to the organisation
– 145.A.90 Continued validity
– 145.A.95 Findings

Target Groups 

Nominated or designated Accountable Managers;

Post Holders and Nominated persons;

Quality Assurance Auditors;

CAA Inspectors;

Quality Audit Staff and persons who normally work within the Part M Environment.


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.

A background in an aviation environment is an advantage although not essential.

Learning Objectives 

This course aims to provide a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Aviation Accountable Manager and other Managers and Nominated Persons.

To prepare Aviation Professionals for the regulatory obligations of Senior Managers and Accountable Persons.

To understand the role of Part 66/ 147.

To give delegates a thorough understanding of Initial and Continuing Airworthiness.

Promote the delegates understanding concerning both airworthiness and maintenance principles.

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.”


5 Days – Each training day will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00 with appropriate refreshment breaks.

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

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