Blog posts tagged in Aviation Training

Sofema Online (SOL) considers the optimum process to set up and configure a workspace including Display Screen Equipment

Introduction - Creating an ergonomic setup is crucial for ensuring a healthy and productive work environment, especially for employees who use Display Screen Equipment (DSE) extensively.

The following information is designed to be a starting point for assessing and improving the ergonomic setup of DSE workstations. It reflects the principles outlined in EU directives and ergonomic standards. Regularly revisiting and updating the assessment based on changes in the workspace or user needs is important for maintaining a healthy working environment.

Here is a checklist based on EU guidelines and ergonomic principles designed to help employers and employees assess and improve their workstation setups:

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Introduced by Sofema Online (SOL)

Quality Assurance within the context of EASA Part 145 regulations plays a critical role in ensuring the safety, reliability, and airworthiness of aircraft maintenance operations. These regulations mandate a comprehensive framework for Aircraft Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) to adhere to, encompassing a wide range of quality management principles and practices designed to uphold the highest standards of aircraft maintenance and safety.

The Foundation of QA in EASA Part 145

>> Accountable Manager's Responsibility: At the core of the EASA Part 145 quality system, the Accountable Manager holds ultimate responsibility for the entire Quality System, signifying the importance of leadership and accountability in maintaining quality standards.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the requirements related to manpower within the FAR 145 Organisation

Introduction - FAR 145 Subpart D - Personnel

Each certificated repair station must:

>> Designate a repair station employee as the accountable manager;
>> Provide qualified personnel to plan, supervise, perform, and approve for return to service the maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations performed under the repair station certificate and operations specifications;
>> Ensure it has a sufficient number of employees with the training or knowledge and experience in the performance of maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations authorized by the repair station certificate and operations specifications to ensure all work is performed in accordance with part 43; and
>> Determine the abilities of its noncertificated employees performing maintenance functions based on training, knowledge, experience, or practical tests.

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Sofema Online (SOL) looks at the typical duties of EASA Part 147 Practical Assessors - Examiners.

Introduction - Examiners are responsible to the Training Manager for:

>> Ensuring that procedures established in this Maintenance Training Organisation Exposition MTOE 1 and Training Procedures are fully complied with.
>> The security of the examination question databank, or examination papers when under his/her control.
>> The selection of the examination questions/papers appropriate to the phase of the training course being examined in accordance with the Training Procedures. Phase examination questions will reflect the course syllabus material, level of instruction and learning objectives.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the key aspects of Cabin Crew Operational Suitability Data.

Reference - Certification Specifications for Cabin Crew Data (CS-CCD) - Issue 2 - 10 December 20201 (Annex to ED Decision 2020/015/R).


In accordance with the requirements of GM1 CCD.400 It is necessary to identify Cabin aspects of special emphasis.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the best Instructional Strategies for effective online delivery of aviation subject matter.


Online Learning whether the student is working privately through material or whether he or she is led by an instructor is, without doubt, becoming the new normal, even to the point that it is expected to be the medium of choice in a post-Covid world.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the essential aspects of modification activity during lease acceptance, transition & return.

Multiple options are on the table related to:

» What work will be performed (Returning Lessee or New Lessee or Outsourced)?
» Who will perform the work?
» Who will pay for the work or is a rental offset appropriate?

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the essential elements to be found in a Cyber Security Management System


The potential for Cyber-attacks now appears almost inevitable and as a result, there is a need to address which requires investment in Cyber-Security

Consider foremost that Cyber Security Measures should be taken in respect of both the company and its supply chain including partners as well as outsourced service providers.

Each organization has an obligation to recognize that we face cybersecurity risks as well as a need to develop a company-wide policy to address these risks.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the fundamental aspects of Aviation Business Risk Management


Risk management is a decision-making process that is designed to:

       »  Identify hazards in a controlled and systematic way
       »  Assess the degree of risk, and determine the best course of action. Key terms are:

Important Note: Absolute safety is not possible simply because complete freedom from all hazardous conditions is not possible.

Therefore, safety is a relative term that implies a level of risk that is both perceived and accepted.


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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) looks at the current cyber climate and considers the challenges which the industry faces.

Aviation cyber security may be considered as the application of technologies, processes and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber-attacks. It aims to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks and protect against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies.

The possibility for malicious aviation cyber acts continue to threaten the integrity of the aviation system and the potential grows almost daily. A continuing challenge is a task of identifying potential cyber vulnerabilities across many different and often complex aviation systems, some integrated and some disparate.

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» Choose Between 10 License or 25 License Corporate Freedom Pass
» Unlimited Aviation Regulatory Training for your Workforce

Sofema Online (SOL) is pleased to introduce a managed and cost-effective solution to your organisations regulatory and competence building training

Introduction to Sofema Corporate Freedom Pass

We are pleased to support your understanding of the Corporate Freedom Pass and answer any questions you may have, please see attached information and feel free to email [email protected] at any time with questions or comments.

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Sofema Aviation Services is pleased to present our Privileged Training Partner Program which we believe not only provides outstanding value but which is unrivalled for the benefits on offer

See here for full details

 » Discounted EASA Regulatory Compliant Training
 » EASA Part 21, Part 145 & Part M Regulatory Training with Special Discount Program

What Does Sofema Offer?

Introducing a discount program that is available daily (not a special offer) and supports our clients whether individuals or companies to build knowledge and competence in the workplace using our Cost-Effective Programs.

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At Sofema Online (SOL) we know this fact for sure

      » Sofema delegates benefit from taking SOL Courses – because they tell us!
      » Since Jan 2020 over 15,000 people have enrolled for Sofema Online Regulatory & vocational training courses

Sofema Online Status

2019 was a Real Turning Point for Sofema Aviation Services! It was the year where we achieved 25,000 satisfied customers.

With more than 550 Classroom & 220 Online Courses with, we are confident we can meet and usually exceed your expectations in a professional & cost-effective way. 

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the key features required for a Maintenance Software to support the functionality of an effective MCC

Introduction – Considering Key Features of Maintenance Management Software?

The MRO software should be seen as a resource that is demonstrably providing a competitive advantage.

» Scheduling Maintenance. One of the most basic and most important maintenance management features is the maintenance schedule. ...
» Monitor & Manage Work Order. ...
» Maintenance Logs. ...
» Maintenance Work Checklist. ...
» Proactive Maintenance. ...
» Inventory Tracking. ...
» Reports & Analytics.

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SofemaOnline (SOL) considers best practices related to the management of Recurrent Defects within the Maintenance Control Centre

Introduction - How To Ensure That Outcomes Of Repeated Defect Analysis Provide Meaningful Results

Maximization of fleet availability depends in part on having the ability to identify potential repeating defects on either individual or fleet aircraft and to expedite the necessary maintenance action.

» Being able to identify such repeating defects is dependent on a number of  variables

o   Has the defect been correctly recorded into the reliability system?

o   Can we rely on Engineering to ensure that outcomes of repeated defect analysis provide meaningful results?

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Sofema Online (SOL) takes a look at the process to ensure effective control of “Aircraft On Ground” (AOG’s) & Unscheduled Maintenance


Significant losses are suffered due to AOG’s and unscheduled maintenance, across industry tunning to many millions of Dollars.

» Losses Occur primarily due to the non-availability of aircraft resulting in lost revenue.
» Parts & Materials ordered on an AOG basis are typically charged at a premium rate.

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SofemaOnline (SOL) considers the communication relationship between the Maintenance Control Centre (MCC) and the Airline Operations Control Centre (OCC)

Introduction – Considering OCC Functions

The goal of any OCC is to be efficient, effective and promote best practice decision making- To make the best decision for the right reasons (Based on the optimum data set available)

The development of an OCC is a continuous process usually driven by either a shortfall in expected outcome (driven by an ineffective process) or the internal need to improve a process which whilst compliant with the objective no longer meets acceptance.

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SofemaOnline (SOL) considers the primary roles and responsibilities of MCC Personnel – Shift Engineer

Shift Manager of Maintenance Control (Aircraft Maintenance Controller)

The MCC Shift Engineer is responsible to the Maintenance Control Centre Manager for the smooth operation of the MCC department with the following key responsibilities.

Will typically have 5 years minimum experience with a relevant technical background. Will be expected to have worked in most areas of maintenance, including base maintenance, line maintenance, & production planning.

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SofemaOnline (SOL) looks at evaluating the benefits of implementing a Maintenance Control Centre.


A major advantage of cost-benefit analysis lies in forcing people to explicitly and systematically consider the various factors which should influence strategic decisions, using the cost-benefit analysis process we are able to drive more critical thinking around all aspects of the project value.

Note Cost-benefit analysis assumes that a monetary value can be placed on all the costs and benefits of a program, including tangible and intangible returns.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the primary roles and responsibilities of MCC Personnel

Manager of Maintenance Control

The MCC Manager is responsible to the Accountable Manager/Technical Director/Continuing Airworthiness Manager (As applicable) for the smooth operation of the MCC department with the following key responsibilities.

Will typically have 10 years minimum experience as well as recent appropriate managerial experience with a relevant technical background. Will be expected to have worked in most areas of maintenance, including base maintenance, line maintenance, and production planning.

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