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Sofema Online (SOL) looks at the issues.


Water and microbial contamination are issues of great concerns that are inherent to jet fuel. Certain bacteria and fungi are capable of existing in the water where it interfaces with the fuel. These microorganisms use alkanes and additives in fuel as foodstuff. These microbes can propagate rapidly.

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Sofema Aviation Services looks at the process to ensure effective EASA Part 145 Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) and Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) - Training


Sofema has been providing for several years support to help organisation achieve a high level of “In Company” - related to the “self management” of EASA 145 Initial & Recurrent Training.

FTS owes its origins to the analysis following the inflight break up of Flight TWA 800 in July 1996. The origins of EWIS in fact go back a lot further but did not take on a formal identity until Aug 1996 when a White House Commission under the directorship of vice president Al gore was set up.

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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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EASA compliant Initial Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) and Recurrent Fuel Tank Safety online training by SofemaOnline

SofemaOnline is a service provided by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) offering online video training, focused on the development of a positive safety culture and the delivery of improved business performance.

Additional training in fuel tank safety as well as associated inspection standards and maintenance procedures should be required of CAMO technical personnel, especially the staff involved with the management of CDCCL, Service Bulletin assessment, work planning and maintenance programme management. EASA guidance is provided for training to CAMO personnel in Appendix XII to AMC M.A.706(f) and M.B.102(c).

The course follows the recommend EASA syllabus and provides students with an overview of fuel system safety considerations. Including: Historical incidents, ignition prevention, theoretical background and practical considerations.

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Celebrate No-Shave November with our special discount on a Selection of Mandatory Recurrent Training Courses

Sofema Aviation Services is pleased to offer our special discount for the month of November – a genuine saving of 50 USD on the regular price!

Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance (Recurrent) with Voice Over
Course type: Presentation witht voice over. Duration: 1 Day

EWIS for Target Groups 1 and 2 (Recurrent) with Voice Over
Course type: Presentation with voice over. Duration: 1 Day

Fuel Tank Safety (Recurrent) with Voice Over
Course type: Presentation with voice over. Duration: 1/2 Day

The normal price to take this 3 trainings was $185.00 and NOW is only $135.00 (You Save $50.00) if you book this November.

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Have you attended Fuel Tank Safety Initial Training?

The criteria requires that persons working on Aircraft which carry more than 30 passengers or 7500 lb of Cargo should satisfy the requirements of Fuel Tank Safety Training Level 2.

The Training required should cover a wide range of associated topics the subject material is driven by the EASA requirements and covers an understanding, from the investigation of historical events driving the legislation, to its practical applications ensuring the continued airworthiness of affected aircraft.

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