(EC) Regulation 965/2012 Training For Civil Aviation Authority and Competent Authority Inspectors – 3 Days


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 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.

The Regulation lays down detailed rules for commercial air transport operations with aeroplanes 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.
The Regulation also lays down detailed rules on the conditions for issuing, maintaining, amending, limiting, suspending, or revoking the certificates of operators of aircraft referred to in Article 4(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 engaged in commercial air transport operations, the privileges and responsibilities of the holders of certificates as well as conditions under which operations shall be prohibited, limited or subject to certain conditions in the interest of safety.

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 environments involved in or with responsibility for the implementing Part OPS transition from EU OPS.

This Training is optimised for Regulatory Authority Inspectors.

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for civil aviation authority (CAA) and competent authority inspectors who are responsible for overseeing and enforcing compliance with the European Union’s (EU) aviation safety regulations. This includes inspectors from national aviation authorities, as well as inspectors from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The course provides participants with an understanding of the regulatory requirements of (EC) Regulation 965/2012 and the associated Implementing Rules (IRs), as well as the necessary skills to conduct effective inspections of aircraft operators and other aviation organizations.

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

a) Receive knowledge and understanding of the European Union’s aviation safety regulations, which can help you to perform your duties more effectively as a CAA or competent authority inspector.
b) Improve your ability to conduct inspections and audits, including planning, execution, and reporting, which can help you to identify and address compliance issues more efficiently and effectively.
c) Increase in familiarity with the tools and techniques used to enforce compliance with aviation safety regulations, which can help you to take appropriate enforcement action when necessary.
d) A better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and how it works with national aviation authorities to ensure aviation safety.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

The training outlines the overall regulatory framework of  EASA – European Aviation Safety Agency and reviews the Civil Aviation regulatory evolution leading up to the introduction of Part OPS.

– Abbreviations & Terms
– Update & Notes
– General Introduction
– A Brief History of European Aviation Regulatory Development
– Understanding the EASA Regulatory Machine
– Regulations on Air Operators Introduction
– EASA Basic Regulation (EC) 216/2008
– The Management System requirements of Part OPS
– SMS In an Operations Environment – Part OPS & SMS
– How We Measure and Categorize Risk
– Considering Part M & EASA “OPS” Interfaces
– Areas of Interest Concerning Aircraft Import / Export in EASA EU Jurisdiction
– Considering MEL Related Events & Issuers
– Considering Part ORO Subpart FTL
– ANNEX II Authority Requirements for Air Operations Part-ARO
– Competent Authority Management System
– Documented Policies And Procedures
– Oversight Program
– Inspector Competency
– Managing Operational Risk
– Demonstration Of Compliance
– Documented Policies And Procedures
– Inspector Training Programmes
– Qualification And Training — Inspectors
– Operations Cover Regulation and Amendments
– Annex IV Part CAT
– Annex V Part-SPA – Operations Requiring Specific Approvals
– Annex VI Part-NCC – Non-Commercial Operations with Complex Motor-Powered Aircraft
– Annex VII Part-NCO – Non-Commercial Operations with Other-Than-Complex Motor-Powered Aircraft
– Annex VIII Part-SPO– Specialized Operations

Target Groups

Primary Focus of this Training is for Civil Aviation Authority and Regulatory Authority Inspectors as well as Postholders and other Flight Operations personnel, CAMO Staff, Training Organizations management, Aero-medical, and Airport authorities staff, Ground Operations Personnel International organizations operations personnel. Compliance and Safety Management.


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 with emphasis on Compliance Monitoring and AMC & GM procedures.

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“I found satisfying answers to all my questions.”
“The instructor demonstrated a very deep knowledge of the subject.”
“The length of the course fits my needs and expectations.”
“The content was really effective, I gained a lot of new knowledge.”
“The practical examples were perfectly delivered.”


3 days – 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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