SAS delivered EASA Quality Assurance Auditing and Part M Maintenance Planning to a number of companies in Dublin

26th to 30th of April 2018 saw Steve Bentley (MD & Instructor of Sofema Aviation Services ) deliver two trainings for Cityjet, Tyler Aeronautica Ltd, LCETB, Boeing Ireland, CHC Ireland in Dublin, Ireland.

The trainings held in the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport  were EASA Quality Assurance Auditing Introduction for Beginners – 3 Days and EASA Part M Maintenance Planning Fundamentals – 2 Days

EASA Quality Assurance Auditing Introduction for Beginners – 3 Days – This course is especially designed for the persons who wish to become auditors both within an operations and maintenance environment. If you have never audited before but wish to, then this is the course for you.

Compliance Management Auditing raises an understanding of the various roles of a quality system within the organisation, in particular to focus on effective identification of the need to perform root cause analysis of the discrepancies, and to take positive action.

Content of the Training:


- General Introduction
- Terms
- EASA Regulatory Frame Work Review
- Compliance Monitoring Principles and Practice
- Aviation Auditing – How to Effectively Determine Compliance
- Audit Preparation and Planning
- QMS & SMS Relationship Challenges and Misconceptions
- Introduction to EASA Compliant Aviation Auditing – Best Behaviour
- Developing your Interview Skills – Best Practice
- Interview Practice (all delegates)

- Maintaining Documentation and Records within the QMS
- Dealing with Specific Challenges within your Quality System
- Auditor Competency and Development Issues
- Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of EASA Post Holders
- Understanding the Psychology of an Aviation Auditee
- Dealing with Situations Arising During the Audit / Communication
- Understanding Hazard Identification and Risk Management

See the detail content of the training here.

EASA Part M Maintenance Planning Fundamentals – 2 Days - It is specifically designed for people with a direct involvement in EASA Part M Subpart C Planning functions whether in a Management Supervisory or Administrative role and for anyone with responsibilities which include delivering effective Aircraft Maintenance.

This intensive 2 Day course considers best practice processes for accomplishing the various tasks which together make up the challenging role of Maintenance Planning, whilst at the same time considering opportunities to optimize the effectiveness of the process.

Content of the training:

- Abbreviations
- Regulatory Framework
- The Part M & Part 145 relationship – what it means for the Maintenance Planning Department
- Managing Competencies in a Part M Environment
- Contract & Subcontract Management
- Safety Management System Review
- How the MRB Process Works – MSG 1 – 2 & 3
- The Certification Process SSA ALI CMR & CDCCL
- Part M Subpart C Continuing Airworthiness
- The Approved Maintenance Program – The role of indirect approval
- Escalation and De Escalation
- The Maintenance Program Review Process – Considerations
- Changing Maintenance Programs – Developing a Bridging Check – Low Utilisation Programs
- Helicopter Maintenance Planning Considerations
- Field Loadable Software

See the detail content of the training here.

About SAS

Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) launched in 2008 with the goal of becoming a leading provider of Regulatory and Vocational training across a broad spectrum of EASA regulations. Today we are a team of more than and the ability to offer regulatory training on 3 continents SAS is the holder of EU Training Centre Certificate TC20 issued by Bulgarian Civil Aviation Administration.


What the Delegates said about the training:

“The course exceeded my expectations”
“Very useful explanation of MSG process”
“Ample opportunities for Questions”
“Instructor very experienced in Subject Matter”
“Good approach to the students”
“Good introduction to Maintenance Program Management”
“The Instructor Brought a lot of experience to the Training”
“All questions answered”
“Can’t suggest improvements”
“Good explanation of Maintenance Planning within the CAMO”
“Gained a understanding regarding auditing and various methods to perform”


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