June 07, 2023


Steve Bentley FRAeS, Founder and CEO of Sofema provides an insight into the brand development of Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com & Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com and what lies ahead for our future:

“Back in 2008, we launched SAS with the intention of providing Aviation Training and Consultancy to Eastern Europe. Little did we realize that 15 years later we would have a team of 25 full-time staff and over 20 Consultant Trainers / Instructors and a world-leading Online Training Platform SOL currently enrolling over 25,000 Delegates / year.

In 2023 SAS has become the global leader in independent aviation training and consultancy. We are proud to announce our 15th anniversary of successful operations. Since our establishment, Sofema has grown to become a trusted partner for aviation organizations worldwide, delivering high-quality training and consultancy services to enhance safety, efficiency, and regulatory compliance.”

Failure was not an option!

Starting a new business is never going to be easy, it is well known that approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 45% during the first five years, and 65% during the first 10 years. Only 25% of new businesses make it to 15 years or more.

It’s hard to keep a business going, especially during tough economic times as well as the challenge of Covid, SAS & SOL have successfully made it through various economic downturns and we’re stronger than ever.

Over the past 15 years, Sofema Aviation Services has consistently demonstrates its commitment to excellence by providing a comprehensive range of aviation training programs and consultancy solutions. Through a team of highly qualified industry experts, SAS has helped countless aviation professionals develop their skills, improve operational effectiveness, and navigate complex regulatory requirements.

Step by Step

We were determined that SAS was going to be in the top 25% and a key feature of our development was taking care to avoid overreach, to grow organically and avoid unnecessary debt. By carefully managing our resources we have built a stable business with a bright future ahead.

SAS has built a solid reputation for delivering customized training solutions tailored to the unique needs of aviation organizations. With a diverse portfolio of courses covering areas such as maintenance, operations, safety management, and regulatory compliance, SAS has empowered thousands of individuals to enhance their expertise and contribute to the overall success of their organizations.

Key Features of our Continuing Success

We engage with literally hundreds of amazing businesses each year regarding how we can support them to achieve their Regulatory Compliant and Vocational Training goals.

  • SAS & SOL Believe Passionately in a Strong Customer-Centric Approach (Many businesses become carried away with their own personal goals and lose sight of those who matter most: their customers.)
  • Creating a culture centred around our customers with a focus on their training needs.
  • By fostering long-term relationships and understanding the challenges faced by aviation organizations, SAS has consistently delivered innovative solutions that drive operational excellence and regulatory compliance.
  • Delivering constant high-quality products & services to help our clients succeed.
  • The Team at Sofema strives to nurture the same passion that we have for our products to deliver excellence to our clients at every opportunity.
  • Sofema employees are passionate, hard-working, and multi-lingual and are playing a crucial role in our success and development. Comments Steve Bentley “It’s important that our Team Members are in alignment with our company’s mission. By empowering our employees to make decisions as well as to take ownership of their work, we focus on a collaborative approach and positive outcomes”.

What’s ahead for SAS During the next 5 years?

We are not in the business of making predictions for sure we will continue to grow organically and develop the courses which our clients request. With over 650 classroom and webinar courses available and 300 courses, Packages and Diplomas to choose from, SAS & SOL offer our clients a huge training portfolio.

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A core factor for the success of our business is our most valuable treasure – an awesome team of dedicated and hard-working professionals. SAS would not be the same without these wonderful people! Thank you for your determination and motivation to support the development of the company. You are simply the best.

About Sofema Aviation Services

Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) is a leading provider of aviation training and consultancy services. With a global presence and a team of industry experts, SAS delivers customized training programs and consultancy solutions. With a diverse portfolio of courses and a customer-centric approach, SAS has become a trusted partner for aviation organizations worldwide.

Next Steps

If you want to learn more about our services, visit our websites www.sasofia.com www.sofemaonline.com. Please email us at team@sassofia.com if you have any questions.


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