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 awareness of background and the legal aspects of the SAFA process

d) Prepare for a zero finding SAFA Inspection

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed:

-Abbreviations & Definitions
-The History of SAFA & SACA
-Introduction to ICAO Annex 1, 6 & 8 Role & Purpose
-SAFA / SACA Regulatory & Legislation Review
-Inspection Process Introduction SAFA, SACA & SANA
-Considerations relate to the Performance of RAMP Inspections SAFA & SACA
-Primary EASA Documents to Support SAFA – SACA
-SAFA Finding Categories, Class of Actions & Proof of Inspection Form
-Developing an Internal Audit Program to Preempt SAFA, SACA & SANA Exposure
-Understanding the SAFA Checklist
-SAFA Good Practices Guidance
-Developing Operators Procedures to Address SAFA & SACA Ramp Inspections

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 attendee’s understanding on the requirements of the organisational need to understand the impact of SAFA on the organisation and effective mitigation processes.

Certificate Wording

ICAO Annex 1, 6 & 8 Role & Purpose, Introduction SAFA, SACA & SANA, Primary EASA Documents to Support SAFA – SACA – Finding Categories, Class of Actions & Proof of Inspection Form Understanding the SAFA Checklist  & SAFA Good Practices Guidance.

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.

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