GCAA Combined CAR M / CAR 145 Postholder Intensive – 2 Days


An industry-specific two-day program specifically designed for the nominated or designated potholder Maintenance System of a GCAA 145 Organization.

The Maintenance Post Holder is directly responsible for Quality Control together with the effectiveness of the Safety Management System. This course also considers in detail the Role and Responsibilities of  Continuing Airworthiness managers. Typical responsibilities include ensuring the company’s compliance with the approved maintenance program GCAA regulations and adherence to company-required procedures.

Additionally, the Potholder Maintenance and CAR M Post Holder are responsible for a wide range of safety-critical processes.

This in-depth course provides detailed practical training in management obligations and methodologies to ensure effective and efficient maintenance and CAR M organization.

The course is highly participative and promotes industry best practices as standard, it is delivered in a confidential environment by an industry professional with over 40 years of Commercial Aviation experience.

Aviation Authorities may choose to interview Form 4 candidates. All relevant areas are covered during the course.

Who is this training for?

This training is designed for individuals who are responsible for the management and oversight of aircraft maintenance operations in accordance with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) regulations.

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

a) How to effectively apply the regulations and concepts to your organization’s maintenance operations.
b) How to maintain compliance with the GCAA CAR M and CAR 145 regulations.
c) The course will also include practical exercises and case studies to help you apply what you have learned to real-world scenarios.
d) Receive a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory framework and the knowledge and skills needed to manage and oversee aircraft maintenance operations in accordance with GCAA regulations.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed 

– ICAO Introduction
– A Brief History of European Aviation Regulatory Development
– UAE Civil Aviation Law
– GCAA Publications
– CAR M  Purpose Content and Relationship
– CAR 145 Purpose Content and Relationship
– CAR 21 Certification of Aircraft and Related Products, Parts, and Appliances
– CAR 66 – Licensing Regulations
– CAR 147 – Approved Training Organisation
– The Difference between Quality Assurance and Safety Assurance
– The Quality Responsibilities of the Post Holder
– The SMS responsibilities of the Maintenance Post Holder
– CAR Part X – Safety Management System Requirements
– CAAP 22 – Incident Reporting (ROSI)
– CAAP 57 – Voluntary Occurrence Reporting System
– Managing Competence
– Managing Corporate Culture
– Developing Appropriate Communication
– Coaching Training and Leadership
– Managing Aviation Standards
– Developing Procedures

Target groups 

– Nominated or designated Potholders Maintenance and CAR M;
– Quality Assurance Auditors;
– GCAA  Inspectors.


Extensive previous experience in the management and supervision of CAR 145 or CAR M activities is required.
This is an advanced level course so a fundamental understanding of  CAR 145 and CAR M is a pre-requisite.
The course is highly practical and significant and active participation will be expected.

Learning Objectives 

This course aims to provide a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Maintenance Post Holder and CAR M Post Holder.

To prepare Aviation Professionals for the duties of  Maintenance Post Holder and CAR M Post Holder.

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“The instructor used the right words to explain the material.”
“The discussions among the group were very beneficial.”
“The instructor showed very resourceful background and experience.”
“All sections of the course were related to my field.”
“Adequate answers were given to specific questions.”


2 Days – The training will commence 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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