EASA Part 145 – Aviation Production Planning for Internal Quality Auditors – 2 Days


The delivery of an effective Production Planning function sits firmly with the EASA Part 145 Organization. This course identifies the roles and responsibilities of the Production Planning Team.

The organisations Quality Assurance Department is responsible for performing audits of the Production Planning Process including the following:

· General oversight of the facilities and capability

· General work preparation

· Management of Customer Manuals and Documentation and availability and the control of approved data.

· Responsive to environmental conditions

· Inventory control

· Managing Competence

· Subcontract Co-ordination

· Planning of safety critical tasks

· Managing Hangar Availability

· Man hours estimation and availability

The need for successful reporting at the beginning and throughout the maintenance check should be considered as a requirement of the highest order.

Over time we gain experience on a particular aircraft type to the point where we can reasonably predict or anticipate the requirement in respect of manpower and other prerequisites which will help the pre-planning and our ability to cope with unforeseen circumstances.

The importance of Managing Competencies is considered as well as understanding the Quality Control Process in Production Planning. By Auditing the QC Processes we are able to ensure compliance with regulatory and organizational requirements.

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

a) To achieve a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment related to EASA Part 145 Production Planning

b) Be able to perform audits of all activities and roles and responsibilities related to the interface between Maintenance and Production Planning.

c) Be able to explain and promote a comprehensive understanding of the role of Production Planning in particular to include all the fundamental activities.

d) Be able to use the regulation to proactively manage full compliance within EASA Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) Production Planning Environment.

e) To achieve an understanding regarding industry best practice techniques to deliver efficiencies as well as effective Production Planning.

f) Understanding the various challenges which face an organisation to optimize the Production Planning Process.

g) Identify Specific issues which are both organizational and Industry specific.

Who is the Course for?

This 2-day intensive course is specifically designed for people with a direct involvement in Part 145 Production Planning Auditing and other oversight obligations including nominated post holder and business area management.

It will also be of significant benefit to Quality Audit Staff and persons who normally work within the Part 145 Quality & Safety System.

Detailed Content / Topics (the following subjects will be addressed)

Day 1

  • The Basics of Production Planning – Bringing together the key elements Contract & Subcontract Management
  • Understanding the Quality Control Process in Production Planning
  • Considering the Challenges of Effective Compliance Auditing
  • Compliance Auditing Detailed Introduction
  • Understanding and Managing Competencies in a Part 145 Production Planning Environment (How do we define Competence?)
  • Production Planning Audit Processes How to be Effective
  • Advanced Auditing Techniques
  • Audit Checklists Management, Development and Validation – Use of Checklists during the Audit
  • The use of Root Cause Techniques in support of Production Planning Auditing

Day 2

  • 145.A.40 Equipment, Tools and Material –How to manage and control –challenges and issues
  • 145.A.42 Acceptance of Components –What are the responsibilities of the Supplies Department & What are the responsibilities of the Certifying Staff –Configuration Control & STC Issuers
  • 145.A.45 Maintenance Data –How to Manage & Control Data –what are the user responsibilities, internal reporting obligations.
  • 145.A.47 Production Planning Consider Roles Responsibilities and Challenges –Communication Support & Efficient Planning Processes
  • 145.A.48 Performance of Maintenance –consider the development of Critical Task Inspections & How to Manage
  • 145.A.50 Certification of Maintenance –Considering Group and Personal Obligations
  • 145.A.55 Maintenance Records-What Constitutes Part 145 records Considering Mandatory & Organisational Retention –Obligations

Target Groups

All personnel with duties and/or responsibilities in the Production Planning environment. Quality Assurance Staff. Also of Interest to senior management and other stakeholders


General Awareness of the structure and functionality of the EASA Part 145 Process. Good understanding of EASA Part 145.A.47 an advantage.

Learning Objectives

To provide delegates with:

An understanding of how to apply QA principles to Production Planning Activities.

To promote a comprehensive understanding of the role of Production Planning in particular all fundamental activities.

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2 Days – Start 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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