December 06, 2023


In a significant stride towards aviation excellence, Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) is proud to announce our recent accreditation as a Full Member of the Aviation Regulatory Training Standards Association (ARTSA)

Background of Sofema Aviation Services and ARTSA

Sofema Aviation Services ( has been at the forefront of providing aviation regulatory training and consultancy services. With a focus on quality, integrity, and excellence, SAS offers more than 650 regulatory and vocational training courses giving you the choice of a webinar or classroom delivery. Since our inception in 2008, we’ve remained a trusted partner for numerous aviation entities worldwide.

ARTSA (, on the other hand, is a globally recognized non-profit organization that accredits organisations providing training in the aviation industry. The association’s primary goal is to promote and maintain a uniform set of standards, ensuring the highest quality of regulatory training worldwide. This accreditation assures the delivery of top-tier educational content and methodologies.

The Accreditation Process

The process of gaining accreditation from ARTSA involves a thorough evaluation of the training organisation’s course content, delivery methods, instructor qualifications, and quality management systems. SAS’ successful accreditation is a result of its consistent efforts in maintaining high standards in all these areas.

Benefits of the accreditation

  • Global Recognition: As an accredited member, Sofema Aviation Services now aligns with a globally recognized benchmark in regulatory training.
  • Continuous Professional Development: Access to a platform that encourages continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Networking Opportunities: Being part of ARTSA offers a unique chance to foster global cooperation and networking among regulatory training organizations.
  • Adherence to Universal Standards: This accreditation signifies Sofema’s commitment to upholding and promoting universal standards for regulatory training.

Impact on the Aviation Training Industry

ARTSA’s accreditation is not just a significant achievement for the company but also a positive development for the aviation training industry as a whole. It sets a benchmark for quality and reliability, encouraging other training providers to strive for similar standards.

Aspirations moving forward

Sofema Aviation Services aspires to:

  • Enhance Training Quality: With ARTSA’s guidance, both entities aim to further refine their training modules, ensuring they remain at the forefront of aviation regulatory training.
  • Expand Global Reach: Leveraging ARTSA’s vast network, Sofema hopes to extend its services to a broader audience, promoting aviation safety and excellence worldwide.
  • Collaborate and Innovate: By actively participating in ARTSA’s events, workshops, and seminars, Sofema aims to collaborate with industry peers, sharing knowledge and introducing innovative training methodologies.

A word from the management

Steve Bentley FRAeS, CEO of Sofema, commented: “This accreditation is a testament to our unwavering commitment to aviation safety and excellence. We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and are eager to contribute actively to ARTSA’s mission of fostering a cooperative learning environment on a global scale.


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