Regulatory Assessment of EASA Management Systems – SMS, CMS, ERP & Crises Management – 3 Days


This 3 Day course is focused on best practice techniques which can support the Competent Authority to perform a Regulatory Audit & Assessment of

a) EASA Compliant Management Systems

b) EASA Compliant Safety Management Systems

c) EASA Compliance Management Systems

d) Emergency Response Planning Oversight Audit

e) Business Process Recovery & Crises Management Oversight Assessment

f) Assessment of the Effectiveness of Training Programs and Management Systems

EASA Provides a regulatory environment with Implementing Procedures, Acceptable Means of Compliance, Guidance Material, Certification Specification and User Guides.

All audits typically aim to ensure visible compliance is determined with the various objectives called for through the myriad of obligations. To demonstrate compliance with all requirements, organisations create a raft of documents, process and procedures.

A degree of objectivity is typically required during assessments of organisational document process and procedures to enable demonstration of compliance with both external regulations and internal organisational compliance.

This course does not address in detail the underlying regulations but considers the due process to deliver effect audit oversight for each of the key areas and process

Benefits of Attending this Training –What will I learn?

Understand the various techniques for effective auditing across the business
Increase the effectiveness of the regulatory process.

Attend a course which has been designed with the specific focus related to your role of Regulatory Authority auditor.

Achieve a comprehensive understanding related to the process of regulatory audit

Provide a standard approach which delivers consistency across a range key of business areas.

Be able to add system value by providing the approval holder with a clear understanding of non-conformities.

Learn the does and don’ts of Aviation Audit Best Practices – what works best – Why & How?

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 Regulatory Assessment of EASA Management Systems – SMS, CMS, ERP & Crises Management Different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations, from the introduction in the early 90’s as JAR through to the transfer to EASA in 2003. The author of the training material has more than 25 years’ experience as an EASA auditor across the entire regulatory spectrum including Initial and Continuing Airworthiness. Operations and Airports.

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 optimisation of our business is where we should see opportunity to drive efficiencies and cost saving.


-General Introduction
-Consideration related to fundamental compliance audit techniques
-Measuring the effectiveness of a Management System through Compliance Audit Techniques
-How to effectively sample evidence to verify compliance with regulations.
-Interpretation and Auditing of Aviation Standards within our Organisation System
-The role of Approval Holder Competence Management
-Appropriate behaviour related to opening and closing meetings
-How to deliver effective compliance audits in a Performance Based Environment
-Key indicators for the effectiveness of EASA Compliant Management Systems
-Compliance auditing of a Performance Based Safety Management System
-Assessing the viability of a Compliance Management System
-Delivering Emergency Response Planning Oversight Audit
-Auditing Business Process Recovery & Crises Management Oversight Assessment
-Assessment of the Effectiveness of Training Programs and Management Systems

Target groups

This course is designed to accommodate Regulatory Authority (Competent Authority) Auditors and all persons who are stake holders in the objective to deliver effective audits across the aviation business process.


A background or understanding of Aviation Audit is an advantage but not essential.

Learning Objectives

To consider the fundamentals of a fully compliant EASA Aviation Quality Assurance System.
To understand the purpose and process of delivering effective audits within an Aviation Environment.
To provide a review of the various steps contained within the audit process and to use effectively the five elements of an audit finding.
To prepare the delegate to undertake the role of Effective Regulatory Auditor


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 or Call +359 28210806

Sofema Aviation Services offers a flexible approach to developing all in-company training courses which are specific to the client’s needs. If you would like additional information concerning how course content may be configured to be more appropriate for your organisation please email

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