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


An industry specific two-day program specifically designed for nominated or designated potholder Maintenance System of an  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 Manager.  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 a detailed practical training in management obligations and methodologies to ensure  an 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 Commercial Aviation experience.

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

Why should I choose SAS for this training?

Sofema Aviation Services a Regulatory training and consulting company with 45 years commercial aviation experience and 12 years operational experience. Since we started we have provided certificates to approx 25,000 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 GCAA Combined CAR M / CAR 145 Postholder Intensive – 2 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 

– 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 office@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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