Blog posts tagged in EASA 145

Sofema Online (SOL) details the typical roles and responsibilities of a Store Inspector within an EASA Part 145 Organisation.


A Stores Inspector in an EASA Part 145 organisation plays a critical role in ensuring that all materials, parts, and tools used in maintenance are properly inspected, stored, calibrated, and documented to meet stringent regulatory standards, thus ensuring the safety and airworthiness of aircraft.

By addressing the challenges and adhering to best practices, store inspectors can significantly enhance the efficiency, accuracy, and compliance of their store management processes, thereby contributing to the overall safety and airworthiness of aircraft.

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 Sofema Online looks at the essential elements of a functioning EASA Part 145 Organisation

Risk management

Risk Management is primarily comprised of two elements.

>> Hazard identification

>> Risk Assessment (and mitigation)

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers best practices to support supply chain optimization.


The supply chain is a key element within the Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO), correctly managed it may contribute to the overall efficiency of the process, if it is not controlled in the best way the supply chain may easily contribute to unnecessary overhead.

When we talk about the aviation supply chain we are essentially talking about all stages which are involved in delivering the parts and materials where they are needed, when they are needed at the best possible cost. Moreover, consideration is given to transportation and logistics both within the organisation and external to the organisation, cost, quantity, and lead time being of relevance to the understanding.

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The Maintenance process has come a long way over the last decades – however the success of the entire process is dependent on the ability of the maintenance staff not just to perform inspections in the best way but to understand why they are performing inspections. (The criteria by which the object is being measured! It is this knowledge which makes the difference and makes you into an effective inspector.)

The Aircraft Inspector is a critical link in the Continuous Airworthiness Chain which supports the overall integrity of the aircraft. Inspections cover all areas of the aircraft including fuselage, wings, tail, landing gear and wheel well, engines, wiring and all avionic equipments. The Inspector should be trained and competent to ensure the integrity of the aircraft and to look for evidences of corrosion and metal fatigue.

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What does EASA require for your Competence Assessment Process?

The organisation shall establish and control the competence of personnel involved in any maintenance, management and/or quality audits in accordance with a procedure and to a standard agreed by the competent authority.

In addition to the necessary expertise related to the job function, competence must include an understanding of the application of human factors and human performance issues appropriate to that person's function in the organisation.

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A service-level agreement (SLA) relates to a particular element, aspect or range of activities where a service is formally defined in a written form.

In particular the different aspects of the service or relationship - scope, quality, responsibilities - are agreed between the service provider and the service user. Service Level Agreements may be between two or more parties where one is the customer and the others are service providers.

The purpose is to support the most efficient working practices and to generate savings in the business process.
Note that - SLA’s are not normally bound by legal agreement (means contracts) such contracts between the service provider and other third parties may in fact sometimes be (incorrectly) called SLAs - Why? - Because the level of service has been set by the (principal) customer, (means it is a based not on a SLA but rather on a business requirement) - so it is an instruction!

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