EASA Compliant Aviation Quality Assurance NAA Senior Review Course – 2 Days


Compliance Management Auditing raises an understanding of the various roles of a quality system within the organisation, in particular to focus on effective identification of the need to perform root cause analysis of the discrepancies, and to take positive action.

The course also considers the various techniques for effective auditing across the business including the identification of systemic failures as opposed to simple compliance type audit findings.

Understand where quality standards come from and the role of the organisation to promote and in some cases develop quality standards. How does the EASA Management System function – what are the roles and responsibilities?

Consider the fundamental responsibilities related to EASA OPS – regulation 965/2012 – EASA Part 145 & Part M – regulation 1321/2013. Review the role of EASA Part 21 Design Organisation Approval Holder DOA and Production Organisation Approval Holder.

Understand the psychology and communication techniques to be employed during an audit, as well as Considering Root Cause and the need to present effective audit findings also taking into account effective post audit support and follow up.

Review Audit Best Practices – what works best – why & how?

Who is the Course for?

This course is specifically focused on the needs of stakeholders to the aviation Initial and continuing airworthiness activities across the entire regulatory spectrum.

Typically Suitable for Competent Authorities Staff, Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) Key Staff. Design Organisation (DOA) and Production Organisation (POA) Key staff including Quality and Certification (CVE). Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO) including Continuing Airworthiness Managers, Reliability, Engineering, Maintenance Planning and Technical Records.

Why should I attend this course?

To review the entire EASA regulatory certification process together with an overview of the key fundamentals of Large Aeroplanes certification and the interdependencies of the various approvals.

To be able to use the regulatory information to document and demonstrate compliance.

Achieve a significant awareness regarding the working mechanics of the certification and regulatory environment leading to improved performance and organisational benefits in your effectiveness.

Improve your decision making process and ensure an increased awareness of business exposure.

Why should I choose SAS for this training?

Sofema Aviation Services 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 approx 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 customer.

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What Makes SAS EASA Compliant Aviation Quality Assurance NAA Senior Review Course – 2 Days Different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations. The author of the training material has more than 25 years’ experience as an auditor across the entire regulatory spectrum.

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

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed 

Day 1

– General Introduction
– QMS & SMS relationship challenges and misconceptions
– How to Effectively Determine Compliance
– Dealing with Specific Challenges within your Quality System.
– Quality and Safety Auditor Competence Consider the Competences of a Lead Auditor
– Developing your Interview Skills – Best Practice
– Measuring the Effectiveness of the Quality Assurance System & Improving Audit Performance
– Review of Best Practice Audit Techniques – How to obtain the information you are looking for?
– How do we Identify and Measure Internal Quality Standards?

Day 2

– Advanced Quality Audit Techniques
– Further Developing Quality Interview Techniques
– Understanding the Psychology of an Aviation Auditee
– Understanding the Nature of Risk
– Understanding Hazard Identification and Risk Management
– Practical understanding of the role of Root Cause
– Additional Practical Techniques for Determining Root Cause
– Auditing Aviation Maintenance Technical Procedures
– Auditing Competence Management Processes
– Effective Auditing of SMS systems – delivering performance Audits

Target groups 

This course is designed to accommodate all NAA Audit Personnel compliance managers, agers and compliance auditors whether they are based in a Part Ops environment or Part 147, Part 145 and Part M organisation.


A background or understanding of Aviation Audit.

Learning Objectives 

To re-enforce a comprehensive understanding of the requirements for both the QA & SMS systems including an understanding of the different types of audit applicable for each area.

To consider the fundamentals of a fully compliant Aviation Quality System together with the Key elements required to organize the Quality Compliance processes to ensure compliance and to deliver maximum effectiveness.

The intention of this training is not to tick the regulatory box but to identify the significant issues which need to be addressed.

To provide a review of the various steps contained within the audit process and to use effectively the five elements of an audit finding.

To prepare the delegate to undertake the role of Lead auditor and or Quality Manager.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“This training offers very good explanations of difficult topics.”
“All aspect were useful, the examples were great.”
“This training helped me to develop some new skills.”
“The instructor is very resourceful and intelligent.”
“Having a visual material helps a lot the learning process.”


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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