October 10, 2018


Steve Bentley – MD and Instructor of Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) had the pleasure to deliver EASA Ground Ops Post Holder Training for attendants from Icar Air and FlyBosnia. The training was delivered in SAS Training Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria September 5th, 2018.

About EASA Ground Ops Post Holder Training

The role of Ground Operations Post Holder is a serious and demanding role and needs to satisfy the Regulator via the EASA Form 4 process that the applicant has both appropriate background experience and competencies to support the role.

The course considers in detail the Role and Responsibilities of The Ground Operations Post holder to ensure compliance with EASA regulations.

The aim of the course is to develop the understanding of Airworthiness Principles, and how they relate to the Regulation 965/2012 Ground Ops Environment.

About FlyBosnia

FlyBosnia is a proposed Bosnia & Herzegovinian airline to be based at Sarajevo Butmir International Airport. The Registers of Business Entities in Bosnia & Herzegovina states the airline was registered in Nov-2017. The Saudi based Al-Shiddi Group has reportedly been linked to its establishment with Nudžejma Skenderović and Sulaiman Abdullah Al Shiddi noted as founders of the new airline. A launch date has not been specified.

About Icar Air

Icar Air is a privately owned passenger and cargo charter airline based in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] Since the revocation of B&H Airlines’ AOC on 2 July 2015, it is the only airline of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The company was formed in 2000 and operated a Boeing 737.[1] It currently leases aircraft (ACMI), and operates ad-hoc charter flights. The company holds a DHL Aviation contract for Bosnia and Herzegovina and operates a scheduled freight service between Sarajevo and Ancona.

About Sofema

Sofema Aviation Services has been providing training services since 2008 and has issued course completion certificates to more than 15000 delegates

Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, SAS is a Global, Professional, Airline, MRO and Ground Operations, Support, Consulting and Training Company. We offer qualified and experienced UK and European Nationals. We are proud of our Trainers who are competent and motivated to deliver the best service on behalf of SAS and for the Customer.

Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) has built up a genuine reputation for effective consultancy and support together with motivational training which educates and inspires all our delegates with a training program which includes:

– European Aviation Safety Agency EASA
– Federal Airworthiness Authority FAA
– Gulf Civil Aviation Authority GCAA
– Overseas Territory Regulations OTR

Behind Sofema Aviation Services we have over 40 Years industry experience to call on, we are able to help you develop the most appropriate outcomes for your organization. We understand the importance of helping organisations to meet the challenge of managing competence, we work to develop a positive safety culture and deliver improved business performance. Our primary focus is on delivering quality assured support and training services.

What do the delegates say about the training:

  “All questions were well answered’

“Very clear speech of the instructor”

“I am fully satisfied with the course structure”

“Appropriate examples which help us to understand deeper”

“Good contact with the audience”

“I liked the manner of speaking, very good English; remarkable emphasis in the content while covering the material”

“ALL was good”

“Understandable examples”

“Very good material performance”

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com and our sister company SofemaOnline www.sofemaonline.com provide classroom and online training for regulatory and vocational training fully compliant with EASA requirements.

Are you looking for an Open Training or Training in your Company?

For additional details regarding any of our “In company” or “Open training” courses please see our website or please email office@sassofia.com