EASA Regulation 965 Part SPA – Specific Approvals for Regulatory Authorities – PBN, MNPS, RVSM, LVO & ETOPS – 2 Days


EASA Part SPA was issued as Annex V to Commission Regulation 965/2012.
Part SPA provides for the Implementing Rules, (IRs), Acceptable Means of Compliance, (AMCs), and Guidance Material, (GMs) related to Specific Approvals which are available for an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) –Air Carrier (AC) to apply for.

This course will review the framework of the following Specific Approvals:

ETOPS (Extended Range Operations with Two EnginedAeroplanes)
RSVM (Reduced Vertical Separation Minima)
PBN (Performance Based Navigation)
LVO (Low Visibility Operations)
MNPS (Specified Minimum Navigation Performance)
AWOPS (All Weather Operations)

To consider the background, development, regulatory drivers with EASA focus including reference to International and National considerations where relevant.

What are the benefits of attending this training?

a) Understand the regulatory requirements to control and manage all SPA -Specific Approvals

b) Be able to Implement Quality Control Process and Procedures related to SPA -Specific Approvals

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

d) Communicate SPA requirements and Motivate staff to ensure effective organisationalsystem performance

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services a Regulatory training and consulting company with 45 years commercial aviation experience and 10 years operational experience. Since we started we have provided certificates to approx 15,000 delegates we have grown for 2 primary reasons!

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What Makes EASA Regulation 965 Part SPA –Specific Approvals for Regulatory Authorities -PBN, MNPS, RVSM, LVO & ETOPS–2 Days different?

With 45 years Commercial Aviation experience behind us we have been delivering regulatory training for 10 years and have more issued more than 15,000 certificates to satisfied students and delegates.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– General Introduction
– Abbreviations & Terms


– ETOPS (Extended Range Operations with Two Engined Aeroplanes) – Introduction and In flight shut-down (IFSD) considerations
– EASA AMC & Definitions
– The role of the Propulsion Systems Reliability Board (PSRAB)
– Oversight of Operator policy and procedures
– Configuration maintenance and procedures (CMP) documents
– ETOPS Operator Considerations including Fuel Management
– ETOPS maintenance and continued airworthiness management requirements
– Review of Regulatory Issues


– RSVM (Reduced Vertical Separation Minima) Background Introduction and Development
– RVSM definitions & systems requirements
– RVSM requirements responsibility of the state
– RVSM oversight Operations, Maintenance & Training
– Review of Regulatory Issues


– MNPS (Specified Minimum Navigation Performance) Background Introduction & Development
– MNPS systems Functionality
– Reliability monitoring & Aircraft document requirements
– Review of Regulatory Issues


– PBN (Performance Based Navigation) Background Introduction & Development
– Types of Area Navigation (RNAV) systems Fundamentals of GNSS
– Fundamentals of RNAV and RNP procedure
– Area Navigation Review: PBN and in particular RNAV and RNP
– Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required (RNPAR)
– Review of Regulatory Issues


– AWOPS All Weather Operations Background Introduction & Development
– AWOPS Regulatory Drivers
– AWOPS Aircraft System Requirements
– Maintenance requirements & Reliability Monitoring
– Affected aircraft documentation
– Review of Regulatory Issues

Target groups

Regulatory Authority Members, Flight Safety Department Managers and Inspectors with operational oversight responsibilities, Operations Accountable Managers and proposed Nominated Persons (NP) Flight OPS, Maintenance
Planning (CAMO) and Maintenance OPS (145) , Crew Training and Ground Ops, Compliance Monitoring Managers (Quality Managers) and Auditors, Safety Managers, Flight Safety Officers, Flight Operations Officers and Cabin Crew Management.


A background or understanding of Operations within European aviation will be an advantage.

Learning Objectives

To familiarize Regulatory Authorities Current AOC holders and other Operational and Concerned Personnel Maintenance Management & Operations with a detailed understanding of SPA Operations Approval and the requirements for an Operator and Maintenance Organisation to remain compliant.


2 days –Each day will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

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 office@sassofia.com

To register for this training, please email office@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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