Notes on the provision of EASA Compliant Part 66 Module 9 & Module 10 Training for Third Country 145 Organisations
Sofema Online www.sofemaonline.com Supports the Objective of Appendix IV Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014
Introduction – EASA requires 3rd Country holders of EASA Part 145 Approval to ensure that their Certifying staff have completed training compliant with EASA Part 66 Module 9 Human Factors & Module 10 Air Legislation. To support this requirement Sofema Online has made available an online training providing both modules fully compliant with every element of the module requirements delivered at “Level 2” throughout.
Additionally to comply with the requirements of 145.A.30 Personnel requirements
(j) By derogation to points (g) and (h), in relation to the obligation to comply with Annex III (Part-66), the organisation may use certifying staff qualified in accordance with the following provisions:
- For organisation facilities located outside the Community territory certifying staff may be qualified in accordance with the national aviation regulations of the State in which the organisation facility is registered subject to the conditions specified in Appendix IV to this Part.
- For line maintenance carried out at a line station of an organisation which is located outside the Community territory, the certifying staff may be qualified in accordance with the national aviation regulations of the State in which the line station is based, subject to the conditions specified in Appendix IV to this Part.
Note – Please See Appendix IV below for additional information
See the provided notes to satisfy the competence oversite. It is recommended that delegates to this training undertake the final examination under the invigilation of the 145 organisations quality department.
Please note the following – Sofema Aviation Services offers Module 9 Human Factors and Module 10 Air Legislation as Classroom, Webinar and Online training (www.sofemaonline.com) in support of 3rd Country 145 organisations.
Part-145 approvals – Aircraft certifying staff and support staff UG.CAO.00121-004 & Part 145 Workshop Certification Approval (please refer to Foreign Part-145 approvals – Components, engines, and APU certifying staff UG.CAO.00126-003).
Note – Under the scope of the user guide, the training is approved by the Quality Assurance Manager of the Receiving Organisation
Sofema Online offers Module 9 Human Factors & Module 10 Air Legislation for two purposes:
- To Provide an online option equivalent to SAS Classroom training – again approved by the Quality Assurance Manager of the Receiving Organisation;
- For study & review purposes in support of preparation for EASA Part 66 formal examinations.
Note 1. This course in its entirety is constructed at the highest level throughout to support Certifying Staff – to be interpreted as follows – LEVEL 2: A general knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject and an ability to apply that knowledge.
Note 2. The acceptance of this course whether delivered in the classroom / Webinar / Online is the responsibility of the receiving organisation and forms part of the management of competence of the certifying staff.
Note 3. It is ultimately the responsibility of the Quality Manager to ensure that the content of this training is fully compliant with the organisational requirement to meet EASA Part 145 objectives. For online access contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Note 4. The Training Plan shows how the course will be delivered in a classroom environment – For an online delivery the Quality Manager should ensure the student fully engages with the material – this can be ensured by mandated supervised access to the material, supervised completion of the examination together with competence assessment to ensure satisfactory completion.
Appendix IV Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014
- Certifying staff in compliance with all the following conditions are deemed to meet the intent of point145.A.30(j)(1) and (2):
(a) The person shall hold a licence or a certifying staff authorisation issued under national regulations in full compliance with ICAO Annex 1.
(b) The scope of work of the person shall not exceed the scope of work defined by the national licence or the certifying staff authorisation, whatever is the most restrictive.
(c) The person shall demonstrate he/she received the training on human factors and aviation legislation referred to in modules 9 and 10 of Appendix I to Annex III (Part-66).
(d) The person shall demonstrate 5 years maintenance experience for line maintenance certifying staff and 8 years for base maintenance certifying staff. However, those persons whose authorised tasks do not exceed those of a Part-66 category A certifying staff, need to demonstrate 3 years maintenance experience only.
(e) Line maintenance certifying staff and base maintenance support staff shall demonstrate he/she received type training and passed examination at the category B1, B2 or B3 level, as applicable, referred to in Appendix III to Annex III (Part-66) for each aircraft type in the scope of work referred to in point (b). Those persons whose scope of work does not exceed those of a category A certifying staff may however receive task training in lieu of a complete type training.
(f) Base maintenance certifying staff shall demonstrate he/she received type training and passed examination at the category C level referred to in Appendix III to Annex III (Part-66) for each aircraft type in the scope of work referred to in point (b), except that for the first aircraft type, training and examination shall be at the category B1, B2 or B3 level of Appendix III.
- Protected rights
(a) The personnel having privileges before the entry into force of the relevant requirements of Annex III (Part-66) may continue to exercise them without the need to comply with points 1(c) to 1(f).
(b) However after that date any certifying staff willing to extend the scope of their authorisation to include additional privileges shall comply with point 1.
(c) Notwithstanding point 2(b) above, in the case of additional type training, compliance with points 1(c) and 1(d) is not required.
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