September 17, 2021


Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) is delighted to present our dedicated team of instructors – Meet Altin Vrapi, an experienced aviation professional.

Sofema has been delivering high-level regulatory training since 2008. As we continue to grow, we strive to get to know our customers, so we can meet their needs in the best possible way. This goes both ways, and that’s why we want you to learn more about our team.

 Get to know the SAS Instructor Altin Vrapi – an aviation professional with over 25 years of working experience.

He is skilled in Aviation Management, Safety, Quality, and Security. Over the years, Altin has delivered a large number of aviation training courses on various topics and is an essential part of our team.

Altin Vrapi is a Licensed Aircraft Engineer since 1996 with different type ratings. He is experienced in different organisational roles: Elaborating Maintenance of the Aircraft, Flight Safety Management, Airport development and operation, Air Operations, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, and Airline Management. He has been Accountable Manager for Albanian Airlines and a key member of the Negotiation Team of the Government of Albania for the concession of Tirana Airport. Altin is a Certified Aviation Auditor with experience as ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor and skilled include Change Management, Lean Management, and Integrated Management Systems.

Altin has delivered numerous training courses on behalf of Sofema – See photos from the Continuous Airworthiness Management for Airworthiness Review Staff ​Essentials ​(Large AC) training and the EASA Quality Assurance Auditing Introduction for Beginners training.

Altin Vrapi successfully delivered a 2-day airworthiness course at FL Technics on behalf of SAS

EASA Quality Assurance Auditing, ESDS and Stores Incoming Inspection Training delivered in Bahrain

We asked Altin a few questions about his experience in working with Sofema

  1. Initially, what inspired you to start a career in aviation?

My work in aviation began shortly after the fall of the communist regime in Albania. It was a time when “freedom” was still a foreign concept to us and the opportunity to travel and meet new people was only possible through aviation.

  1. What motivates you as an aviation instructor and what is the best part about being a Sofema trainer?

The desire to share my knowledge and experience while guiding those that still are at the beginning of their “aviation journey”. Knowledge is the most important gift we can give others! SOFEMA granted this rare opportunity to me!

  1. Which aspects do you find most rewarding in your career?

Learning new things about this everchanging field and being able to share them with others.

  1. And what challenges have you faced along the way?

One of the biggest challenges that one faces, particularly in a place like Albania, is the lack of professional individuals, especially in the field of aviation. This makes implementing new methods and strategies more difficult due to a lack of understanding and willingness to improve.

  1. Besides Aviation, what other areas pique your interest?

Law and compliance with the law… Jokes aside, my daughter actually graduated law school I love hearing her talk about legal doctrines.

  1. Lastly, what will you advise people who dream of a career in aviation?

Aviation is amazing. You will be constantly learning new things, improving, and granted rare opportunities that you will not have in other fields.

About Sofema Aviation Services  

Sofema Aviation Services and our sister company Sofema Online provide classroom and online training for regulatory and vocational training fully compliant with EASA requirements. Over the years we have helped many thousands of aviation professionals gain a deep understanding regarding both the regulatory environment as well as competence building vocational training. By Early 2021 we have issued over 30,000 certificates of course completion to our delegates. 550+ Classroom & Webinar courses are currently available together with over 220 courses available online through our sister site

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