EASA/GCAA Ground Ops Post Holder Training –2 Days


The role of Ground Operations Post Holder is a serious and demanding role and needs to satisfy the Regulator via the EASA Form 4 process that the applicant has both appropriate background experience and competencies to support the role.

This course considers in detail the Role and Responsibilities of The Ground Operations Post holder to ensure compliance with EASA regulations.

Typical responsibilities of the Ground Operations Post Holder will of course include ensuring the company’s compliance with EASA regulations and to ensure that the company is following the required procedures .

The Ground Operations Post holder is also responsible for the management of Staff Competence and the effectiveness of the Safety Management System in the Ground Operations environment. In addition 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 Ground Operations remains fully compliant with all EASA/GCAA 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 and SMS within the business area.

d)Ability to focus on effective identification of root cause analysis and promotion of positive action.

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

g) Understand techniques to focus on the organisational issues including the relationship within the work place and responsibility to address issues.

Who is the Course for?

It is for Accountable executives and Senior Managers together with persons who are involved in managing Ground Operations at a Senior Level to oversee and maintain EASA/GCAA 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 QMS & SMS 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 10 years operational experience. Since we started we have provided certificates to approx 15,000 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 SAS EASA Ground Ops Post Holder Training –2 Days 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 carrying out audits within a commercial aviation 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:

– The Role of Ground Operations Postholder
– ICAO Regulations Introduction
– UAE GCAA Regulations Introduction
– UAE Reporting ROSI / VORSI
– EASA Regulations General Introduction
– EASA Part OPS Regulatory Overview Regulation 1178/2011 & 965/2012
– The Management System Requirements of Regulation 965/2012
– SMS In an Operations Environment
– How we Measure and Categorize Risk
– Considering Quality & Safety and the role of Performance Auditing
– The Role of IATA AHM and other supporting Documents
– Managing Competence – Human Factors (more than compliance)
– Understanding and Managing Corporate Culture
– Developing Communication Skills in Aviation
– Managing Standards
– Developing Ground Operational Procedures
– Emergency Response Planning

Target groups

Post Holders and Nominated persons;

Quality Assurance Auditors;

CAA Inspectors


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

Learning Objectives

The course will develop the delegates understanding of Airworthiness Principles, and how they relate to the Regulation 965/2012 Ground Ops 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.


2 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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