July 12, 2023


We are delighted to share that Sofema Online has launched a new course:

 Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft Awareness (SAFA) for Operators

About the training:

Inspections of aircraft during transit and layovers in European airports frequently cause disruptions of services. Sofema Aviation Services, with more than 40 years of experience to call on, has developed the course Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft Awareness for Operators (SAFA). The training aims to facilitate the complete SAFA process and directly benefits the operators. The training is designed to ensure that front-line and operations staff have a full understanding of how to improve the organisational management of the whole SAFA process.

Suitable for Operators, Maintenance organisations Nominated Persons, Line Managers, Quality System Managers, Auditors, Safety System Managers, and CAMO Personnel, but also applicable for other Interested Persons and Stake Holders who provide operations services to Commercial Air Transport CAT or International GA – Business Operators, the course will equip the attendees with the skills and techniques required to manage the organisations. A background or understanding of Operations within the European aviation environment will be an advantage. See more 

Course type: Presentation without voice over
Duration: Equivalent to 1-day classroom training
Category: Safety Management System (SMS) & Security
Price: 85 EUR

What is the content of this training?

  • Abbreviations & Definitions
  • The History of SAFA & SACA
  • Introduction to ICAO Annex 1, 6 & 8 Role & Purpose
  • SAFA / SACA Regulatory & Legislation Review
  • Inspection Process Introduction SAFA, SACA & SANA
  • Considerations, related to the Performance of RAMP Inspections SAFA & SACA
  • Primary EASA Documents to Support SAFA – SACA
  • Developing an Internal Audit Program to Preempt SAFA, SACA & SANA Exposure
  • Understanding the SAFA Checklist
  • SAFA Good Practices Guidance
  • Developing Operators’ Procedures to Address SAFA & SACA Ramp Inspections

 Read more about the learning objectives

Soft Copy of the material

  • Special offer for Groups of 3 or more: If you have a minimum of 3 delegates registered together for a SOL online course, your nominated Course Leader / Administrator will be able to request a Free of charge soft copy of the training material.
  • Price drop of offline access to SOL training material: From 1 January 2023, we are pleased to provide you with offline access to SOL course material for a nominal fee of €30 (€125) per training day. Please email team@sassofia.com with your request for soft copy material. Read more

How to register?

Visit the course’s page here and enroll directly on the website or email team@sassofia.com  for group enrollments.

What’s more?

  • Existing customers are welcome to join the membership program – SOL Plus, Enjoy a Welcome Gift of 50% off any single course of your choice + multiple discount opportunities.
  • Receive unlimited access to 300+ training programs for 1 year – Take a Freedom Pass if you are an individual or Get a Corporate Freedom Pass for your organisation!


Aircraft Inspection, Aircraft Maintenance Organisations, Audit, Aviation Nominated Persons, CAMO, CAMO personnel, Commercial Air Transport (CAT), EASA, Good Practices, Internal Audit Program, International GA, Legislation review, Line managers, new SOL course, Quality System Managers, SACA regulatory, SAFA Checklist, SAFA Inspection, SAFA Training for Operators, SANA Exposure