EASA Compliant Quality Assurance for EASA Part 147 & Part 145 Quality Managers and Auditors – 3 Days


3 Days of intensive training covering QA Auditing and Advanced Auditing Techniques. Root Cause Analysis and Performance Auditing Techniques specifically for EASA Part 145 & Part 147 Organisations.

Organisations that can deliver an effective quality audit system as well as a process to follow up with all issues in an effective and practical way, grow and flourish.

This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of Auditors working in a Part 147 organization, written by a Quality Manager with more than 25 years of practical experience gained whilst auditing within Aviation Training, Maintenance, and Operations Environments.

The course is highly practical and relevant. The course considers basic and advanced Quality Assurance Auditing plus Root Cause Analysis as well as Performance Auditing Techniques.

Aimed at aviation professionals who are seeking to develop an EASA Part 145, EASA Part 147, or combined Quality Assurance Department or to enhance the role of auditing within the regulatory business Areas.

The course delivers an in-depth understanding of auditing techniques and behaviors it is suitable as an introduction for new auditors and a refresher for more experienced auditors.

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 Part 145 & 147 Quality Assurance System processes to both ensure compliance and to deliver maximum effectiveness.

b) Understand the regulations which deliver the 145 & 147 Quality Audit Requirements

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

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

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

f) Understand techniques to focus on the organisational issues during the audit including the relationship within the workplace and the responsibility to address issues.

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

Who is the Course for?

It is for persons who are involved in delivering or receiving EASA Part 145 & Part 147 compliant Quality Assurance (Compliance Audits) In particular Quality Audit Staff, Nominated Persons, Post Holders, and Training Managers, as well as anyone with an interest to achieve an effective understanding of the 145 / 147 Auditing Process.

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

Day 1

-General Introduction to EASA Auditing
-Abbreviations and Terms
-EASA Part 145 / Part 147 Regulatory overview
-EASA Post Holder Responsibilities and Relationships
-Considering the Basics
-Quality Audit Fundamentals – Compliance Audits / System Audits / Process – Audits / Product Audits / Surveillance Audits.
-Considering EASA Quality Auditor Competencies
-How to Effectively Determine Compliance

Day 2

-Quality Review & Delivery of Effective Audits
-Advanced Quality Audit Techniques
-Understanding the Psychology of an Aviation Auditee
-EASA Part 147 Section 3 Quality Control and Audit Processes
-What Does EASA Expect within a Quality System which covers EASA Part 145
-Audit Checklists Management, Development and Validation – Use of Checklists during the Audit
-Auditing for Process Effectiveness

Day 3

-Practical Understanding of the Role of Root Cause
-Managing Root Cause Processes including Analysis
-Creating an Audit Schedule
-Understanding Hazard Identification and Risk Management
-TNA Quality Control Processes
-Dealing with Situations Arising During the Audit / Communication
-Managing Meetings to Open and Close the Audit
-Effective Report Writing
-Creating Corrective Actions
-Management Evaluation – How to Ensure Effectiveness Considering the Role of the Quality Assurance Function
-Debrief and Close

Target groups

Quality Assurance Professionals with existing audit experience and knowledge of aviation quality systems. New staff and other persons wishing to understand best practice techniques associated with Aviation Quality Assurance Processes are also welcome.


Knowledge of Part 145, Part 147, and Part 66 Aviation regulations is highly beneficial as well as background knowledge of basic aviation auditing techniques is also an advantage.

Learning Objectives

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

To meet the needs of an Auditor working in Part 145 & Part 147/ Part 66 organization.

The course delivers an in-depth understanding of the auditing techniques and behaviors appropriate to new and experienced auditors.

An essential element then of benefiting from this training is to focus on the issues, how they relate to our workplace, and what we need to do to address them.

How to identify areas that need special attention and how to focus our efforts on making sure our training delivers in all relevant areas.

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“The content of the course will be very useful for my future practices.”
“All my expectations are met.”
“The course really contributed to expanding my knowledge in that area.”
“The instructor really added up to me understanding the topic.”
“The presentation made the material so much more comprehensible.”


3 days – each day will commence 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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