Sofema Aviation Services completes Stores Inspection Training for Air Malta

Thursday 4th December saw the completion of a 2 day intensive training for Stores Inspection Staff

Delivered in the facilities of Air Malta, Luqa, Malta the course was attended by Air Malta Stores Inspection and Logistics Department Staff.

The course was designed to provide the delegates with a detailed practical understanding of requirements to manage Incoming Inspections, as well as to develop a detailed understanding of the various process and procedures for staff involved in Stores Receipt Inspection.

An understanding of Airworthiness and Receipt Certification principles was shared together with an in depth review of the problems associated with bogus parts where to verify status.

Between 2002 and 2007, Air Malta embarked upon a fleet replacement programme, opting to change all aircraft to Airbus A319s and A320s, thus reducing the average age of the fleet to 2.5 years. The last aircraft in this order, an A320, was delivered on 22 March 2007.

Air Malta had around 190 interline ticketing agreements with other IATA airlines. According to the Association of European Airlines quarterly review of May 2006 Air Malta is the airline that loses the least amount of passenger baggage.

Commented Steve Bentley MD of SAS “ This is our first visit to the Island of Malta to deliver EASA and IATA IOSA Stores Inspection Regulatory Training and it was a pleasure to share our knowledge and experience with a group of highly professional and dedicated Engineering Staff.”

Comments received from delegates attending the training included the following:


“Good Explanations”

“Giving examples of real life situations”

“Kept the course easy to understand”

“Allowed interaction”

“Good examples and sharing of experience”

“Good interactions and discussions”

“Explanation was clear and to the point”

“Good presentation”


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