October 11, 2021


Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com is pleased to present our dedicated team of instructors – Meet Elin Lambrev 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 Elin Lambrev

Elin has more than 30 years of professional experience in the aviation industry. He is a graduate of the Danube University Krems in Austria. The instructor spent 11 years in military aviation. Elin is IATA Certified Instructor knowledgeable and experienced in various aviation areas. A results-oriented professional with experience in Airline operations, Safety Management Systems, Aviation Auditing, Training, Dangerous Goods and Special Cargo Transportation, Product and Project Management. He has worked for 8 years at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which gave him a global view of the aviation business. The instructor is the CEO of European Cargo and Aviation Services Ltd. The company holds TC 021/26.06.2019

Elin has delivered numerous training courses on behalf of Sofema – See photos from the EASA Quality Assurance Training Session and the Dangerous Goods Training Program delivered in Bangkok, Thailand.

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

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

My passion for aviation began in my childhood. When I was at 8 I joined a club of aircraft modeling where we crafted small tethered airplanes and I was really impressed and fascinated by planes. In 1976 I started to study in aviation military college and since then all my life is connected with aviation.   

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

During my long career in aviation, I gained a lot of knowledge and skills in international and multicultural environments so I love to share it with other aviation professionals. My deepest satisfaction comes when some of the attendees of my courses share with me after the session that the training is very useful for them and they will put that new knowledge into practice when they come back to working place.  

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

I held various positions in aviation as ground staff, flight crew, manager, and director positions but always my tasks were interesting and challenging and I loved my job. The most rewarding is the pleasure to be part of an amazing industry.

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

Aviation is a fast-changing industry. Very often you as aviation personnel have to gain new skills and knowledge for a limited time with short deadlines. This always is the challenge but this is the part of the business and you will be never bored by the job.

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

I’m an addicted traveler and a nature lover. When having a possibility I spend my time walking in nature and discovering new places in my country or abroad.

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

Aviation is a fantastic place to work – a dynamic, interesting, challenging, and satisfactory job that they will love for sure. 

About Sofema Aviation Services  

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com and our sister company Sofema Online www.sofemaonline.com 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 www.sofemaonline.com

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Next Steps

If you want to know more about our services, visit our website Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com, or email us at team@sassofia.com.


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