Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Awareness for Operators – 1 Day


SAFA inspections of aircraft during transit and layovers in European Airports can often cause disruption to services. Sofema Aviation Services with more than 40 years experience to call on has developed a training which directly benefits the operators.

SAFA Training for Operators is a training to directly assist the Operator to understand the complete SAFA process –  SAFA Safety Assessment of Foreign aircraft – SAFA Training for Operators  focuses clearly on the need for airlines to fully understand the SAFA process and to mitigate the possibility of findings by introducing its own internal SAFA audit program.

In addition the SAFA Training for Operators course provided by Sofema Aviation Services is designed to ensure front line and operations staff have a full understanding of how to improve the organisational management of the SAFA Process.

How to improve your process so that your organisation can better manage the SAFA audits you receive from European regulators

SAFA Training for Operators will equip the attendee with the skills and techniques required to manage the organisations SAFA process, In addition to provide the attendees with an understanding of the need to develop appropriate internal SAFA procedures to include In company SAFA Auditing and processes to analyze and follow up SAFA findings.

SAFA Training for Operators last 1 full day for further details please visit or contact

Who is the course for?

Operators and Maintenance Organisation Nominated Persons, Line Managers, Quality System Managers and Auditors, Safety System Managers, CAMO Personnel.

Applicable for other Interested Persons and Stake Holders who provide operations services to Commercial Air Transport CAT or International GA – Business Operators.

What are the benefits – What will I learn?

a) Achieve a comprehensive knowledge of the regulations and directives of SAFA inspections

b) Understand the workings arrangements between EASA and European Competent Authorities

c) Achieve an awareness of background and the legal aspects of the SAFA process

d) Prepare for a zero finding SAFA Inspection

Why Should I choose SAS for the 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 SAS Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Awareness for Operators – 1 Day 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:

The training outlines the overall regulatory framework of the SAFA process and considers all the following elements:

  • The History of SAFA
  • Requirements (ICAO Annex 1, 6 and 8) and ICAO DOC 7030/4
  • SAFA Regulatory & Legislation Review
  • Reviewing SAFA Inspection Procedures, Reviewing the Proof of Inspection Form
  • Understanding the SAFA Checklist and the SAFA Audit process
  • SAFA Good Practice Guidance
  • SAFA Finding Categories
  • SAFA Class of Actions
  • Introducing an Internal SAFA Audit Program and how to Developing Organisational Procedures to manage SAFA
  • SAFA Self Assessment Checklist


Target groups

The SAFA Training for Operators course is designed to accommodate all Operation Personnel who are stake holders in the Airline SAFA program it is of particular interest to Quality Managers, Safety Managers and Post holders.


A background or understanding of Operations within the European aviation environment will be an advantage.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives of the SAFA Training for Operators course are to focus the attendees understanding on the requirements of the organisational need to understand the impact of SAFA on the organisation and effective mitigation processes.

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.”

1 day – the day will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

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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