EASA Regulation EC 965/2012 for EASA Specialized Operations (SPO) Operators – 1 Day


A commercial SPO operator is an operator who performs or intends to perform commercial non-transport operation such as specialised operations by receiving remuneration or other valuable consideration against those services.

Regulation 965/2012 has a significant impact affecting all European Operators.  This training is specifically focused on key personnel in Aviation Management, Flight Operations or Aircraft Maintenance environment involved in or with responsibility for the implementing Part OPS transition from EU OPS.

The new Air Operations requirements consist of the Regulation and its implementing measures/Implementing and the corresponding Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM),which are published on the Agency website as Decisions.

EASA recommends Competent authorities responsible for the oversight of SPO operators and operations should assess carefully each individual case to establish if there is a commercial operation, resorting if necessary to information otherwise available to social security or taxation bodies.

Specialised operations (SPO) are not commercial air transport (CAT) operation; hence, passengers cannot be transported during a SPO mission flight. However, task specialists may be carried during such a flight.

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

a) ​Understand the regulatory requirements to control and supervise an SPO business area as the nominated Person

b) Be able to Implement Quality Control Process and Procedures in your business area

c) Understand the requirements related to Quality & Safety organisational obligations including Quality Assurance (QA) & Quality Control (QC)

d) Communicate and Motivate staff and effectively monitor their performance

Who is the Course for?

Regulatory Authority Members, Flight Safety Department Managers and Inspectors with operational oversight responsibilities.​Operations Accountable Managers and proposed Nominated Persons (NP) Flight OPS, Maintenance, Crew Training and Ground Ops, Compliance Monitoring Managers (Quality Managers) and Auditors, Safety Managers, Flight Safety Officers, Flight Operations Officers and Cabin Crew Management.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

  • SPO General Introduction
  • Update & Notes
  • Understanding the EASA Regulatory System
  • The Management System requirements of Part OPS related to SPO
  • EASA SPO FAQ Review & Considerations
  • SMS within an SPO Environment – Complex / Non Complex
  • Developing An SPO Safety Management Manual i.a.w. Part ORO.GEN.200
  • Developing An SPO Compliance Monitoring Manual i.a.w. Part ORO.GEN.200
  • How we Measure and Categorize Risk – Example SOP
  • Annex V Part-SPA – Operations Requiring Specific Approvals
  • Part-NCC & Part NCO Review
  • Submitting an SPO Declaration

Target Groups

Flight Operations personnel, Training, Compliance and Safety management.

Postholders and other key personnel, Maintenance organizations management and employees, Training Organizations management, Civil aviation and Aero-medical and Airport authorities staff, Ground Operations Personnel International organizations operations personnel.


A background or understanding of Operations within European aviation.

Learning Objectives

To familiarize current AOC holders and other Operational and Concerned Personnel with a detailed understanding of EASA Part OPS Structure and Environment related to SPO with emphasis on Compliance Monitoring and AMC & GM procedures.

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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

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