EASA Regulation 965/2012 – ANNEX IV (PART-CAT) – SUBPART D: IDE Training – 1 Day

Instruments, Data, Equipment – Section 1 – Aeroplanes Regulatory Requirements


The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published the Cover Regulation along with the Implementing Rules for the conduct of Air Operations as Regulation (EC) 965/2012 dated 5 October 2012 (published on 25th October)

The Regulation lays down detailed rules for commercial air transport operations with aero planes and helicopters, including ramp inspections of aircraft of operators under the safety oversight of another State when landed at aerodromes located in the territory subject to the provisions of the Treaty.

This Course addresses the requirements related to the installation and operation of Instrument, Data and Equipment fitted to Commercial Air Transport Aeroplanes

This training is specifically focused on the requirements which need to be met by Operators and Owners of Aircraft operated in accordance with the requirements of EAS Regulation 965/2012.

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.

Who is the Course for?

Anyone who requires an in depth understanding of the regulatory drivers to ensure compliance with EASA (PART-CAT) – SUBPART D: IDE including Operational Personnel.

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

a)Identify the regulatory requirements associated with operation of aircraft in accordance with EASA Air Operation Regulation 965/2012 and Amendments

b) How to Assess Effective Compliance of IDE Requirements

c) Review of best practice related to Quality & Safety Oversight of Instruments Data & Equipment

d) Familiarization with the relationship and roles related to aviation within the jurisdiction of EASA and the Member States.

e) Implementation and development, providing both classroom and online training.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

The training outlines the overall regulatory framework of EASA – European Aviation Safety Agency – EASA Regulation 965/2012 – ANNEX IV (PART-CAT) – SUBPART D: IDE:

  • Abbreviations & Terms
  • EASA Regulation 965/2012 Introduction
  • CAT.IDE.A.100 Instruments and Equipment – General
  • CAT.IDE.A.105 Minimum Equipment for Flight
  • CAT.IDE.A.115 Operating lights
  • CAT.IDE.A.120 Equipment to Clear Windshield
  • CAT.IDE.A.125 Operations under VFR by Day
  • CAT.IDE.A.130 Operations under IFR or at night – flight and navigational instruments and associated equipment
  • CAT.IDE.A.135 Additional equipment for single-pilot operation under IFR
  • CAT.IDE.A.140 Altitude alerting system
  • CAT.IDE.A.150 Terrain awareness warning system (TAWS)
  • CAT.IDE.A.155 Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS)
  • CAT.IDE.A.165 Additional Equipment for Operations in Icing Conditions at Night
  • CAT.IDE.A.170 Flight Crew Interphone System
  • CAT.IDE.A.175 Crew member interphone system
  • CAT.IDE.A.180 Public address system
  • CAT.IDE.A.185 Cockpit voice recorder
  • CAT.IDE.A.190 Flight Data Recorder
  • CAT.IDE.A.191 Lightweight Flight Recorder
  • CAT.IDE.A.195 Data Link Recording
  • CAT.IDE.A.200 Combination Recorder
  • CAT.IDE.A.205 Seats, seat safety belts, restraint systems and child restraint devices (Maximum Operational Passenger Seating Configuration’)
  • CAT.IDE.A.210 Fasten Seat Belt and No Smoking Signs
  • CAT.IDE.A.215 Internal Doors and Curtains
  • CAT.IDE.A.220 First-Aid Kit
  • CAT.IDE.A.225 Emergency Medical Kit
  • CAT.IDE.A.230 First-Aid Oxygen
  • CAT.IDE.A.235 Supplemental Oxygen – Pressurised Aeroplanes
  • CAT.IDE.A.240 Supplemental Oxygen – Non-Pressurised Aeroplanes
  • CAT.IDE.A.245 Crew Protective Breathing Equipment
  • CAT.IDE.A.250 Hand Fire Extinguishers
  • CAT.IDE.A.255 Crash Axe and Crowbar
  • CAT.IDE.A.260 Marking of Break-in Points
  • CAT.IDE.A.265 Means for Emergency Evacuation
  • CAT.IDE.A.270 Megaphones
  • CAT.IDE.A.275 Emergency Lighting and Marking
  • CAT.IDE.A.280 Emergency locator transmitter (ELT)
  • CAT.IDE.A.285 Flight Over Water
  • CAT.IDE.A.305 Survival Equipment
  • CAT.IDE.A.325 Headset
  • CAT.IDE.A.330 Radio communication equipment
  • CAT.IDE.A.335 Audio selector panel
  • CAT.IDE.A.340 Radio equipment for operations under VFR over routes navigated by reference to visual landmarks
  • CAT.IDE.A.345 Communication, navigation and surveillance equipment for operations under IFR or under VFR over routes not navigated by reference to visual landmarks
  • CAT.IDE.A.350 Transponder
  • CAT.IDE.A.355 Management of aeronautical databases

Target groups

Civil aviation Operators, Aircraft Owners and CAMO Staff, Ground & Flight Operations Personnel. Compliance and Safety management. Airline Nominated Persons, Other related Key personnel & Stakeholders.


A background in aviation environment.

Learning Objectives

To familiarize Operational and Concerned Personnel with a detailed understanding of best practice related to compliance with EASA Regulation 965/2012 – ANNEX IV (PART-CAT) – SUBPART D: IDE

Certificates Wording:

Familiarization with the VFR & IFR requirements related to the provision of Instruments Data & Equipment. In depth consideration of EASA (PART-CAT) – SUBPART D: IDE & Compliance Requirements. Understanding best practice related to Quality & Safety Oversight of IDE.

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.”


1 day – 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

Sofema Aviation Services offers a flexible approach to developing all in-company training courses which are specific to the client’s needs. If you would like additional information concerning how course content may be configured to be more appropriate for your organisation please email team@sassofia.com

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