Blog posts tagged in Aircraft Maintenance Program

Introduction – Sofema Online (SOL) takes a deep dive into the role & purpose of the Aircraft Maintenance Program (AMP)

Continuing Airworthiness (CAW)

Definition - Continuing Airworthiness management is the process by which an aircraft is kept in a condition where it remains airworthy throughout its life - or in other words i.e. technically fit for flight. In the words of ICAO:

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Sofema Online takes a deep dive into the business process of Aircraft Leasing and considers various best practices which can be used to minimize exposure.

Aircraft leasing is a strategic option for airlines seeking flexibility and financial efficiency.

> By understanding lease types, conducting thorough due diligence, negotiating favorable terms, implementing risk management strategies, maintaining open communication, and preparing for lease return, you can minimize exposure and maximize the benefits of aircraft leasing.

> Equip yourself with the knowledge and resources to navigate the intricacies of aircraft leasing, ensuring a smooth and profitable journey in the skies.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the role of CPCP ADs and the responsibility for updating the Aircraft Maintenance Program (AMP)


Each CPCP, whether originally mandated by AD or later incorporated into the MPD for an aircraft, includes certain definitions to lay the groundwork and baselines for the programs.

Corrosion is a progressive condition and generally becomes more serious as it moves deeper into the grain of the affected metal. Therefore, different levels of corrosion are defined: Level 1 being the least serious, Level 2 being increasingly problematic, and Level 3 being the highest. However, these definitions were never standardized, although they are largely well-understood by CAAs, manufacturers, and the industry.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the key elements of the Aircraft Maintenance Program (AMP) Task Optimization.


Aircraft maintenance program task optimization is a critical goal for airlines and other aviation organizations.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the Regulator Oversight of Aircraft Maintenance Programs (AMP)


The Agency is, on behalf of the Member States, the competent authority for initial airworthiness as per Article 77(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (the EASA ‘Basic Regulation’). Following M.A.302(d)(2), ICA shall be the basis to develop an AMP. 

Whilst the Member State’s CA is responsible for approving the AMP, they should not normally impose such as national requirements, in addition to the instructions for continuing airworthiness (ICA) issued by the design approval holder during the certification process with the Agency.

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Continuing Airworthiness Tasks 

The aircraft continuing airworthiness and the serviceability of operational and emergency equipment shall be ensured by:

(a) The accomplishment of pre-flight inspections.

(b) The rectification of any defect and damage affecting safe operation in accordance with data specified in points ML.A.304 and ML.A.401, as applicable, while taking into account the minimum equipment list (‘MEL’) and configuration deviation list, when they exist.

(c) The accomplishment of all maintenance in accordance with the AMP referred to in point ML.A.302.

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