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Sofema Online (SOL) introduces Operational Suitability Data.

Introduction & Regulatory Drivers for OSD

With the entry into force of Commission Regulation (EU) No 69/2014 on 18 February 2014 the concept of Operational Suitability Data (OSD) was implemented, integrating operational evaluation elements into the certification design process as foreseen in the Basic Regulation1. Available operational suitability data are then referenced in the applicable Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS).

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SofemaOnline Considers ICAW in relationship to Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) and Continuing Airworthiness Maintenance Organisation (CAMO) Technical Libraries

Introduction - Instructions for continuing airworthiness (ICAW)

For an aircraft or aeronautical product, means

» Written instructions, as in force from time to time that specifies requirements, procedures and standards for the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft or aeronautical product;

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Introduction The EU Aviation Oversight System

The basis of the EASA working relationship is one of both cooperation and partnership between EASA and its Member States

EASA Regulations are issued as

» Implementing Rules – Considered as “Hard” European Law which is applicable to both Industry as well as Regulatory Authorities in each Member State and
» Acceptable Means of Compliance & Guidance Material (AMC & GM) which are considered as “Soft” European Law for which the Member State Regulatory Authority may agree to deviations – Known as Alternate Means of Compliance (AMOC)

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In the Beginning

1903 – saw the beginnings of powered aviation with rapid developments during   World War I particularly related to the development of military aviation

1919 - Paris Convention 1919 – first international aviation law convention

» During the period 1919-1944, there was a gradual growth of international air transport

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Introduction & Considerations - Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema Aviation Services ( & Sofema Online (


EASA as the representative of the European Aviation Community has the responsibility to develop a set of regulations that can be embraced by the European Aviation Community to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of ICAO Annex 19.

EASA has focused on the introduction of the additional safety management components, building upon the existing management system, rather than adding them as a separate framework.

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Posted by on in Regulatory presents the different categories available within the EASA Part 66 licence 

On the basis of the Maintenance Engineers License, together with satisfactory demonstration of competency and knowledge of organizational procedures the personal authorization document is issued by an approved Part-145 organization. 

Note - Whilst Category A is not maybe the best choice to sit for your licence, clearly as it is incorporated within the B1 licence it can be of significant benefit to allow the B1 Engineer to be task trained on multiple aircraft. 

A Category “A” License holder may only certify his (or her) own work and cannot certify the work of other individuals. 

The Category “A” based approval is a task based approval which is restricted to the mechanical systems, although simple and limited avionic tasks as for example which may be found on a daily inspection or a weekly check, can be included with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(b) Categories A and B1 are subdivided into subcategories relative to combinations of Aeroplanes, helicopters, turbine and piston engines.

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Sofema Aviation Services has been in operation now for almost 9 years. SAS commenced trading in March 2008 and today we are operating with 3 unique but complementary brands covering Aviation Jobs, Offline and Online Training and Consultancy and organizational support. We are looking forward to continuing to develop our core brands: and

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