January 20, 2022


Sofema Aviation Services (SAS)Ā www.sassofia.com is delighted to present our dedicated team of instructors ā€“ MeetĀ Rade Savic, knowledgeable 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 thatā€™s why we want you to learn more about our team.

Get to know the SAS Instructor Rade Savic ā€“ an aviation professional with over 35 years of working experience.

He is an SMS & QMS Specialist with the capability to organise and register EASA Part 147 training for A and B mechanics. Rade is also skilled in Human Factors in Maintenance Environment, FTS and EWIS & more.

Rade is a graduate of the University of Belgrade, Serbia. His career started in 1985 in JAT Airways ā€“ Engineering & Maintenance Division as a Leader System engineer. Over the years, the instructor has gained experience in Risk and Safety management, MRO Part 145, Aircraft System Engineering, PART OPS, Part M, CAMO, Quality Management System & Auditing, Safety Management System, Part 21, Aviation Training, and more.

Rade Savic has delivered numerous training courses on behalf of Sofema ā€“ See photos from the Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance ā€œTrain the Trainerā€ course & the EASA Part 145 training:

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

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

As a boy’s dream, I decided during studying in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering to finish in the department of Aerocosmotehnics (basically aircraft design). After university, I had the chance to work in Aircraft Maintenance, JAT technical department, Engineering of the aircraft system office. A whole new world of airplanes such as type: DC9-30, B-727-200, B-707, DC10-30, B737-300. You are there in Base maintenance, directly in contact with those amazing aircraft. I started to have direct communication with Douglas and Boeing engineers and designers. Working directly on airplanes, implementing new procedures in the D checks, developing existing processes makes me happy. Also working in many shops (structure, composite, oxygen, pneumatic, fire protection, etc.) together with colleagues to solving the problems, opened my new view on aviation. All these jobs were a completely new experience for me. The company organized training in the JAT Training facility (DC-10 and B 707, for 6 months, training abroad in Hamilton Standard). That was my dream and inspired me to go even further.

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

The first training in conjunction with the EASA rules was with Sofema. The next course was in 2012 in Dubai. The company grow and increase the subjects and different area of training rules in aviation. I see that many young technicians, mechanics, engineers, and managers that try to increase their own knowledge and learn something more. It reminded me of when I start to learn and have experienced colleagues, domestic and abroad, who gave us knowledge derived from experience. But that was only case by case until Sofema made an order and was the first company that organized planning and schedule training. I asked myself if it ok to keep to myself all that huge different types of knowledge (base and line maintenance) MCC, PCC, shops and overhauls, Quality Auditing, Design, training HF, ETOPS, FTS, etc.) and experience? The answer was No, because I can share that knowledge with Sofema.

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

Well, there is one interesting example: I have a training class with a father who was my student and finished aviation technical School Petar Drapsin (my first employment between 1982 and 1985) and his son, who finished the same school in 2015 (EASA 147 approved). The father was with me in Abidjan, Ivory Coast where I was Chief of the base with 2 aircrafts B 737-300 classic in 2009. He was a base B1 inspector with run-up authorization. We spent a few nights without sleeping and solving problems on airplanes. His son has the perspective to be a good B1 engineer. Two generations in one family, and I taught each one of them. I am very proud of this.

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

Along the way, there were many challenges and especially in Africa. Sometimes it was very dangerous to work there. Also, the degree of responsibility can be sometimes very big. Because of existing knowledge and training plus experience, there is a right way to pass this kind of situation without any conservancy. But when I look ahead, I am very satisfied. I was, and still, am a part of a huge army of people who care about safety and security. Fly, fly our metal bird.

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

I am now a Professor of Aviation subject at the Aviation College of Applied Studies. Also, I finished my Master’s Thesis in 2016: Determination of fatigue life friction welded joint alloy AL2024, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. And also, I read a lot of doctorates about cracks in Aluminum alloy.

Many times, I couch myself on how to make the design of hypersonic rockets with RAMJET.

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

First of all, it is a very nice and interesting job. My opinion is that high school is the best time to start learning about aviation. And after that, you keep learning and learning. When you start to work you will feel something like a butterfly in your stomach, you will be excited about working on big metal birds where the sky is the limit. The company will reward you for sure so you will be happy in a material sense as in private. Preclusion and learning must be your objective. Try to make your dreams a reality. I know that mine are.

About Sofema Aviation ServicesĀ Ā 

Sofema Aviation ServicesĀ www.sassofia.comĀ and our sister company Sofema OnlineĀ 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 250 courses available online through our sister site www.sofemaonline.com

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