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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the effect of embracing NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) techniques as part of our strategy to persuade.

Introduction What Does NLP Do?

» NLP operates through the conscious use of language to bring about changes in someone's thoughts and behavior.
» NLP tries to detect and modify unconscious biases or limitations of an individual's map of the world.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at a number of developing relationships in the field of aviation certification & maintenance.

Introduction

Bilateral agreements and arrangements allow the airworthiness certification of civil aeronautical products to be shared between two countries.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com – considers best practices and challenges related to the recovery of aircraft suffering from accidents & incidents.

Having aircraft recovery processes & procedures in place is essential for efficient airport operations, closing a runway even for a short time typically creates a significant problem with associated costs and loss of revenue for example related to aircraft diversions and flight airspace.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the role and responsibility of the Ground Handling Agent during an Operational Emergency.

Introduction

It is not usual for Operators to have their own Ground Handling Support Staff at Destination Airports and in any event to only have a very small core group of “own staff” at a given airport. As such it is typical to rely on the Ground Handling Agent (GHA) for direct support in the event of a crises which affects the operator’s aircraft or passengers.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at some of the common questions associated with the use of FAA 8130-3.

Introduction - Does the 8130-3 Guidance Seem Confusing?

8130-3 was not designed to be solely a return-to-service document for use in complying with 14 CFR 43.9. Its other uses include export airworthiness approvals of Class II and Class III products; conformity determinations; identifying the airworthiness approval status of products (engines and propellers) in domestic transactions; airworthiness approval of parts and appliances under 14 CFR 21.305; and splitting bulk shipments of previously shipped parts.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the role of Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) within the context of the organisations Safety Management System.

Introduction

The FDM programme is an essential component of the Safety Management System (SMS) both in terms of hazard identification as well as safety performance monitoring and measurement.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the change introduced into Part 21 subpart G effective from March 2023.

Introduction

EASA has clarified that effective 7th March 2023 (2-year transition for existing organisations) a design or production organisation shall have a management system made of two elements:

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Sofema Online (SOL)  www.sofemaonline.com considers the FAA requirements ref. US-EU MAG change 8

Introduction

Approval for Release or Return to Service of a U.S.-Registered Aircraft and Foreign-Registered Aircraft Operating Under 14 CFR includes the following elements:

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the safety management system elements within an EASA Part 21 Subpart G Production Organisation Approval holder (POAH)

Introduction (GM1 21.A.139(c))

Safety management seeks to proactively identify hazards and mitigate the related safety risks before they result in aviation accidents and incidents.

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com considers the route to FAA certificate of UAS equipment.

Introduction - Certification for Advanced Operations Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

What is Airworthiness?

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Introduction by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the essential steps to deliver an effective and repeatable process.

Introduction - What Is a Sales Process?

Essentially a sales process is a structured approach to achieve our sales objectives and to be able to repeat this approach with multiple persons following the same guidance. A sales process acts as a roadmap as well as a guide for the sales team.

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com considers the Maintenance Annex Guidance Procedures (MAG change 8) related to Air Carrier Obligations.

Definitions

Part 121 carrier is a regularly scheduled air carrier. Typically large, U.S.-based airlines, regional air carriers, and cargo carriers operating under 14 CFR Part 121 must be certified as such through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the purpose and use of FAA 8130-3.

Introduction

The 8130-3 form is an FAA-required document that is primarily used to verify parts and components within the global aviation system.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers key features within the IPC.

Introduction

The IPC can be considered as a primary ancillary reference document specific to aircraft type, published by manufacturers, which describes in comprehensive detail, along with illustrations and part numbers, every component on the aircraft.

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Review by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looking at the process which drives Safety Risk Management (SRM).

Introduction related to general principles of safety risk management:

» All system operations represent some degree of risk.
» Recognize that human interaction with elements of the system entails some element of risk.
» Keep hazards in proper perspective.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the responsibilities of EU-based AMOs holding a 14 CFR Part 145 approval. Ref Maintenance Annex Guidance Change 8 Section C.

Introduction – Certification Process for EU-based Approved Maintenance Organizations

Initial Certification Process

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Sofema Online (www.sofemaonline.com) considers the role and purpose of Aviation Safety Management System (SMS) - Safety Performance Indicators (SPI) within an EASA Part 21 G Organisation.

Introduction – Key Performance Indicator (KPI)

Typically measures how well your operation is doing at achieving its maintenance goals, for example reducing downtime or costs. KPIs can be used as a benchmark to understand your organisations current position as well as to facilitate the development of Key Performance goals.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the regulatory requirements related to the management of Defect Control & Reliability.

Introduction – AMC M.A.301(b) Continuing airworthiness tasks (ED Decision 2020/002/R)

» The operator should have a system to ensure that all defects affecting the safe operation of the aircraft are rectified within the limits prescribed by the approved minimum equipment list (MEL), configuration deviation list (CDL) or maintenance data, as appropriate.
» Also, that such defect rectification cannot be postponed unless agreed by the operator and in accordance with a procedure approved by the competent authority.

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Sofema Online (SOL) (www.sofemaonline.com) considers the regulatory responsibilities placed on the operator by EASA.

Introduction - What are the responsibilities of the AOC holder required to implement a management system in accordance with ORO.GEN.200 in regards to continuing airworthiness management and contracted maintenance?

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at the process of delivering assurance within an FAA - EASA Compliant Safety Management System.

Introduction - Considering the Definition of Safety Assurance

» EASA – Safety assurance – all planned and systematic actions necessary to afford adequate confidence that a product, a service, an organisation, or a functional system achieves acceptable or tolerable safety.
» FAA – Safety assurance – Processes within the SMS that function systematically to ensure the performance and effectiveness of safety risk controls and that the organization meets or exceeds its safety objectives through the collection, analysis, and assessment of information.

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