GCAA CAR M – CAR 145 Advanced Quality Auditing Techniques – 3 Days


Being able to support an in-depth understanding of non-conformities within the CAR 145 & CAR M Environment is part of the mission.

Being able to clearly explain the exposure to service providers and business area owners and post holders is an essential attribute of an effective Quality Assurance Auditor.

Our Detailed Auditing Techniques Training Masterclass’ techniques may be applied in any audit situation including management system processes, determining the effectiveness of existing or client quality & safety audit systems.

The training is extremely effective and is suitable for both regulatory authorities as well as industry. Have you ever wondered how it is that accident investigators understand all the shortfalls and exposures – but after an accident or incident. It is possible to audit at this level before an accident.

This course is highly interactive with all delegates having the opportunity to fully engage to consider best practice techniques related to both auditing techniques and compliance oversight methodology.

Auditing is either a tick the box exercise to keep the regulatory authority at bay or Auditing is a powerful tool for establishing the effectiveness of an organisation. (Incidentally we teach the latter)

Who is the course for?

This training is suitable for Compliance Managers, Maintenance Managers and Compliance Auditors, as well as people working in the Quality Assurance Department. It is relevant for members of the quality Assurance Audit department, all business area stake holders and owners.

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

a) To consider the Key elements required to drive the organizations quality system to both ensure compliance and to deliver maximum effectiveness.

b) Ensure effective Quality oversight related to Contract Organisations and other Service Providers

c) Obtain a detailed practical understanding of advanced auditing methodology and how you can apply what you learn in the workplace.

d) How to identify areas which need special attention and how to focus our efforts on making sure our trainings deliver in all relevant areas.

e) Significantly improve your own competence related to audit delivery

Why should I choose SAS for this training?

Sofema Aviation Services is a Regulatory Training and Consulting company with 45 years of commercial aviation experience and 10 years operational experience. Since the start we have provided certificates to approx 20,000 delegates and we have grown for 2 primary reasons!

The first is that we are professional and we listen to our customers.

The second reason is a combination of outstanding course fees, together with a world beating discount program which leaves our competitors way behind – please do not take our word for it, check it out!

What Makes GCAA CAR M – CAR 145 Advanced Quality Auditing Techniques – 3 Days  Different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations. The author of the training material has more than 25 years’ experience as an auditor across the entire regulatory spectrum.

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.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

Day 1

- Introduction
- Abbreviations & Definitions
- Compliance Auditing Process Review
- Measuring the Effectiveness of 3rd Party Organisation’s QC Management Operations / Maintenance
- Overcoming the Challenges of Aviation Compliance Auditing
- Advanced Auditing Techniques

Day 2
- Practical Base Maintenance Audits – Advance Techniques for Auditing the Following Areas:

  • Auditing workshops
  • Hangar Activity Auditing
  • Stores and Tool Calibration / Control Auditing
  • Quality System auditing

- Review of Supporting checklist how to evaluate for effectiveness

Day 3

- Considering the goal of AMO oversight auditing in respect of both QC & QA to ensure compliance with GCAA CAR M & CAR 145
- Review of CAR M areas to be covered during Base Maintenance audit (CAR 145) detailed awareness of cross-related regulations to be audited
- Practical On Site CAMO Auditing including Work Package Auditing
- Effective Techniques for Conducting Audit Interviews
- Considering Basic Communication Tools
- Quality Auditing of Safety Management Systems
- Using Root Cause Analysis to drive an effective Quality System
- Evaluation of the Business Impact of Audit Findings –Effective Mitigations
- Debrief & Close

Target groups

This course is designed to accommodate all compliance managers, maintenance managers and compliance auditors who require a focus on CAR M & CAR 145 environments.

The Course also focuses on the need of the Quality Assurance Department to support the organisation objective of multiple compliance across a range of standards. It is relevant for members of the quality Assurance Audit department, all business area stake holders and owners.


A background or understanding of Aviation Audit techniques and process will provide a foundation to build on during this training.

Learning Objectives

To re-enforce a comprehensive understanding of the requirements for both the QA & SMS systems including an understanding of the different types of audit applicable for each area.

To consider the fundamentals of a fully compliant Aviation Quality System together with the Key elements required to organize the Quality Compliance processes to ensure compliance and to deliver maximum effectiveness.

To prepare the delegate to undertake the role of Lead auditor and or Quality Manager.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“The content of the course will be very useful for my future practices.”
“All my expectations are met.”
“The course really contributed to expanding my knowledge in that area.”
“The instructor really added up to me understanding the topic.”
“The presentation made the material so much more comprehensible.”


3 Days – Each training day 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


Discount Program

Multi Delegate Discount
· For 2 Delegates (or 1 Delegate attending 2 Trainings) we offer 15% Discount for each Delegate
· For 3 Delegates (or 1 Delegate attending 3 Trainings) we offer 25% Discount for each Delegate
· For 4 Delegates we offer 4 for the price of 3 special offer.

Early Bird Discount
· For 1 person – 15 %
· For 2 persons, we will add additional 5 %
· For 3 persons, we will add also additional 5 %

The Early Bird Discount Program is applicable for bookings taken and payment received more than 4 weeks before commencement of the training!

You can combine the Multi Delegate and Early Bird discount programs, and to receive up to 30 % discount for all required trainings!

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