EASA Nominated Post Holder Flight Operations and Crew Training – 1 Day


The role of the Nominated Post Holder / Post Holders for Flight Operations and Crew Training is a serious and demanding role and requires the acceptance of the regulatory authority which is normally achieved using the EASA Form 4 process.

The Form 4 process is intended to establish that the applicant has both appropriate background experience as well as the necessary competencies to support the role.

This course considers in detail the Role and Responsibilities of the Nominated Post Holder Role to both manage the organisations objectives as well as satisfy all regulatory requirements by ensuring the company’s compliance with EASA regulations and to ensure that the company is following the required procedures.

The Post holder is also responsible for the management of Staff Competence and the effectiveness of the Safety Management System in all related business areas including any which are subcontracted.

Additionally, he (or she) is responsible for the ongoing development of Operations Procedures, and typically plays a major role in the event of the activation of Emergency Procedures. Additional responsibilities will extend to oversight of the general Safety and Security delivery of Standards.

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

a) To be able to explain the key elements required to ensure Flight Operations and Crew Training remains fully compliant with all EASA and Organisational Requirements

b) Understand the regulations which deliver the Post Holder, Including QMS & SMS Requirements

c) To be able to explain how to deliver QC within the business area.

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

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

Who is the Course for?

It is for Accountable executives and Senior Managers including persons who are proposed for the role of Flight Operations / Crew Training Nominated Post Holder who are involved in managing at a Senior Level to oversee and maintain EASA Compliant approvals In particular Quality Audit Personnel, Nominated Persons, Technical Managers, Line Managers and anyone with an interest to achieve an effective understanding of the NPH Process.

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services a Regulatory training and consulting company with 45 years commercial aviation experience and 13 years 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.

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What makes EASA Nominated Post Holder Flight Operations and Crew Training – 1 Day Different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations, from the introduction in the early 1990’s of JAA regulations and JAR OPS 1 in 1998 followed by the adoption of all regulations by EASA in 2003. The material author spent more than 25 years working within the compliance role in a commercial aviation operations & maintenance environment.

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 which enables the development and optimization of our business is where we should see opportunity to drive efficiency and cost-saving.

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

-ICAO Regulations Introduction
-EASA Regulatory Overview & Development of Basic Regulation 1139/2018
-EASA Part OPS Regulatory Overview Regulation 1178/2011 & 965/2012
-Application for an Air Operator Certificate
-The Quality & Safety Responsibility of the AM – Shared Perspective
-The Role of Flight Operations & Training Nominated Postholder
-The Management System Requirements of Part OPS
-Safety Management System (SMS) Considerations
-Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) Considerations
-Nominated Persons – Competence
-The Role of CRM / Human Factors
-Airline Emergency Response Plan – Key Considerations

Target groups

Post Holders and Nominated persons; Quality Assurance Auditors; CAA Inspectors


A background or understanding of Operations within European aviation is a pre-requisite

Learning Objectives

The course will develop the delegates understanding of Regulatory Obligations, and how they relate to the Operational Environment.

To support an understanding of the organisations legal obligation for regulatory compliance.

To raise an understanding of the operator monitoring processes in particular within the Quality Safety and Training departments to ensure effective compliance with Part OPS and associated requirements.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

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1 days – The training 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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