Blog posts tagged in Aviation Maintenance

Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the key elements when conducting contracts.

Introduction

In the highly specialized and regulated field of aviation, operational and maintenance contracts are foundational elements that ensure the seamless and safe functioning of aviation activities.

Legal and Regulatory Review in aviation operational and maintenance contracts is a critical process aimed at ensuring all contractual terms comply with existing legal and regulatory frameworks, safeguarding against potential legal and regulatory exposures.

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Sofema Online (SOL)  considers the key issues to be addressed when working from heights.

Introduction Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Harnesses are the cornerstone of fall protection PPE, It is important to select the right harness based on the job's specific needs and the worker's body type.

The correct selection, use, and maintenance of PPE, combined with practical demonstrations and ongoing practice sessions, are key to ensuring the safety of workers operating at heights.

It's important for organizations to prioritize these aspects and overcome any challenges through careful planning and commitment to safety standards

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com takes a high level look at EASA Part 147 & Part 66

Introduction

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1321/2014 is a regulatory framework established by the European Union to ensure a high level of civil aviation safety in Europe, which is managed by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com Considers the procedures for completion and use of Electronic Authorized Release Certificate, FAA Form 8130-3, Airworthiness Approval Tag

General Procedures for the Use of Electronic FAA Form 8130-3

>> The use of the electronic transfer FAA Form 8130-3 procedures is strictly voluntary when issuing FAA Form 8130-3 for its intended purpose as specified in chapters 2, 3, and 4 of this order.
>> If authorized persons elect to implement the following procedures, it must be understood that both the originator and recipient of the electronic form must comply with the procedures in this chapter. If for whatever reason the data recipient is unable to accept the electronic form, the issuance of the form must be in paper format in accordance with the appropriate chapter of this order.
>> Those authorized persons who elect to issue the electronic FAA Form 8130-3 for products and articles must comply with the standardized set of data formats, the ATA Spec 2000.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com reviews a typical process for the performance of EASA Part 147 Type Training Practical Assessments

Introduction

Practical assessments are conducted to evaluate the knowledge and skills level of the trainee required to perform safe maintenance and required in support of aircraft-type practical training.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers managing MCC Defect Processing and Actions

Introduction - Development of a Defect Control Procedure – Example Short Content

A description of the defect rectification and control procedures, including details of:

o The methods used to detect and report recurring defects.
o The procedures for scheduling the rectification of defects whose repair has been deferred..."
o Procedures for recording and rectification of defects, including the identification of recurring defects.
o The complexity of the system used to control defects, including rectification and deferral, as well as identifying and handling recurring defects will vary according to the type of aircraft operated and the size and nature of the operation.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com reviews the process and procedures to ensure compliance with Performance of Maintenance in respect of the management of Critical Tasks.

Introduction CAR 145.48 Performance of Maintenance

The organisation shall establish, implement and maintain procedures to ensure that:

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General Overview of Changes to GCAA CAR 145 presented by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com 

This revision of Gulf Civil Aviation Authority Civil Aviation Regulations (CARs) - CAR V - Airworthiness Regulations contains multiple changes and the following is a summary only – for full details please see the specific content.

UAE GCC CAR 145 sets out the requirements for the maintenance organization's approval of an aircraft or aircraft component. The regulation ensures that the maintenance organization has the appropriate procedures, equipment, personnel, and facilities to perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft or aircraft components in compliance with applicable airworthiness requirements.

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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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The purpose of the Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) is to serve to reduce, as far as practicably reasonable, workplace fatigue and its associated risks, to ensure a safe and error-free work environment for employees, contractors, and clients.

Driven by ICAO EASA, FAA & Transport Canada are promoting effective FRMS within the maintenance environment.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the basic process involved with implementation of a Defect Control process within the Maintenance Control Centre (MCC).

Introduction

The complexity of the MCC Systems used to manage defects, including the organisation of rectification downtime and deferral using MEL procedures, as well as identifying and handling recurring defects will vary according to the type of aircraft operated and the size and nature of the operation.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the primary responsibilities of an MCC Defect Control Engineer

Introduction Roles & Responsibilities

The Defect Control Engineer (DCE) is expected to be a subject matter expert with the ability to provide immediate real-time expert advice and guidance to operational pilots on the interpretation of the MEL dispatch and technical troubleshooting. The role is often the primary interface between the maintenance department and the flight crew, with duties including the support for any Aircraft on Ground (AOG) recovery process.

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Sofema Online (SOL) (www.sofemaonline.com) considers the information issued by EASA concerning the various implementation deadlines for compliance with EASA Part 145 Safety Management System Requirements.

» When do I need to Implement SMS within my Part 145 Organisation?
» What are the SMS Deadlines Regarding EASA Part 145 Approval?
» Implementation of Safety Management System in Part-145 Maintenance Organisations in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/1963.

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Guidance information to support your EASA Part 145 Implementation Objectives

Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com takes a look at forthcoming changes to the EASA Part 145 Environment and How Sofema Online can help you achieve your objectives.

Introduction

Regulatory Drivers for SMS in EASA Part-145 approved organisations

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com takes a deep dive into the roles and responsibilities of aircraft maintenance planners

Considerations Include:

>> Aircraft Maintenance Planner Typical Duties Training & Responsibilities

>> Typical Training to support Career Path Development of an Aircraft Maintenance Planner

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the primary roles and responsibilities of MCC Personnel.

Duty Material Planner / AOG Desk

The Duty Material Planner / AOG Desk is responsible to the Manager Maintenance Control to ensure that provisioning of parts, material & tooling is available to support the short term requirements and deferred defect rectification. In addition to expedite all material parts & tooling to support Aircraft which are AOG (Aircraft on Ground).

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SofemaOnline (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com offers Competence building training for CAMO Staff  - Planning – Engineering & Reliability

      » Achieve a solid understanding related to the role of Continued Airworthiness Management (CAM)
      » Able to engage in a more practical way with Part M Functionality and to avoid or mitigate problems
      » Able to use the regulation to proactively manage the Continuing Airworthiness (CA) of your aircraft
      » Understand the activities which support the analysis of Safety Data including SB’s and AD’s
      » Understand the purpose of STC’s and how they are integrated into the maintenance Program
      » Understand the roles and responsibilities within the various CAMO groups including Reliability, Technical Records, Engineering, & Maintenance Planning 

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Aircraft Maintenance Program Development – Considerations by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com

Introduction

When dealing with the complex technical systems involved in air transport, the consequences of unreliable services become critical and may include:

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SofemaOnline (SOL) considers the availability of supporting courses to support the role of Maintenance Instructor delivered online through our virtual aviation academy. 

Introduction

EASA Part 145 and its forebear JAR 145 is a mature regulatory environment with nearly 30 years of development within the European Arena.

There is the increasing focus being brought to bear regarding the importance of managing competence within the workplace and it is for the reason that both EASA & European Regulatory Authorities are expecting that EASA Part 145 Organisations manage the competence of employees within the 145!

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers current tooling and best practices related to aviation & aerospace NDT Inspections

Introduction

The need to ensure high standards of quality and safety during manufacturing, assembly and while in-service is paramount and has led to the development of NDT standards and specifications.

The use of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) within aviation maintenance and aerospace, in general, continues to increase with the advent of new techniques as well as the increase in data handling and analysis.

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