Blog posts tagged in Regulatory Training

Steve Bentley FRAeS CEO of Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) considers in depth a number of issues and challenges which are faced by the Industry

>> Due to various misunderstandings related to the need for regulatory training and

>> Obligations related to the management of competence.

Third Country Approved Organizations are responsible directly for the competence of all staff required to discharge EASA Regulatory obligations.

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Sofema Online (SOL) provides the answers!

To Answer the Question – Sofema Online Freedom Pass is

>> Suitable for anyone wishing to accelerate their EASA regulatory and vocational learning path development.

>> If you are building Knowledge & Competence in support of career advancement.

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Sofema Online (SOL) looks at the value of the Freedom Pass Program.

SOL is a web-based online training platform focused on delivering high quality online regulatory and vocational courses in the field of aviation, compliant within the scope of EASA, FAA, and other regulatory environments, together with additional competence building courses to provide for vocational training within the scope of the applicable regulatory environment.

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Overview by Sofema Online (SOL)

Airworthiness Directives (ADs) are legally enforceable rules issued by the FAA in accordance with 14 CFR part 39 to correct an unsafe condition in a product.

     »  14 CFR part 39 defines a product as an aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, or appliance.

AD Development and Issuance

FAA Order 8040.1 defines FAA's authority and responsibility for the development and issuance of ADs.

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Sofema Online (SOL) is pleased to provide an intensive course covering Part SPA - Specific Approvals including PBN, MNPS, RVSM, LVO (AWOPS), ETOPS

Equivalent to 2 Days Classroom training - outstanding value for 112.50 Euros

Multiple Delegate Discounts are available, please see here for course details:

All About Part SPA?

Part SPA was issued as Annex V to Commission Regulation 965/2012. Consisting of Implementing Rules, (IRs), Acceptable Means of Compliance, (AMCs), and Guidance Material, (GMs) Part SPA concerns Specific Approvals typically related to an Air Operators Certificate (Air Carrier) for which an AOC may apply.

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Considerations Related to EASA Aircraft Flight Manual and Supplements, presented by Sofema Online (SOL)


The International Civil Aviation Organisation's (ICAO) Annex 8 requires that each aircraft be provided with a flight manual, placards, or other document stating the approved limitations within which the aircraft is considered airworthy as defined by the appropriate airworthiness requirements, additional instructions, and information necessary for the safe operation of the aircraft.

An Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) is part of the type design as required by the type certification basis that the aircraft was originally certificated to.

       »  In some cases the original certification requirements are changed by a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), mandating the provision of an AFM even though the original type certification basis did not require the provision of an AFM.
       »  All AFMs are identified by a part number like any other critical part of the aircraft.
       »  The primary source for identifying the AFM applicable to a particular aircraft is the Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS).

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Easy Access Rules for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification (Regulation (EU) No 748/2012)
Sofema Online (SOL) reviews the control process and available data supporting OSD.


The EC published on 27 January 2014 a new requirement in certification - “Operational Suitability Data” (OSD), mandating that aircraft manufacturers, including those building helicopters, submit data EASA considers important for safe operations.

OSD covers the following:

       »  Pilot training,
       »  Maintenance Staff Qualification
       »  Simulator Qualification
       »  The master minimum equipment list (MMEL);
       »  (Possibly other areas, depending on the aircraft’s systems.)

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  • Managing Regulatory Training Competence in an EASA Third Country 145
  • EASA Part 145 Training Courses for Regulatory Compliance

SofemaOnline (SOL) considers the course currently available which meet the objective of an Approved EASA Part 145 Organisation

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Sofema Online looks at the availability and suitability of various online courses which are currently available with Sofema Online.


Sofema Online Considerations related to the Part M – Continuing Airworthiness Environment

In this Blog we answer the question - Which Courses are Most Appropriate for my role in the PART M CAMO Organisation?

Sofema Online has been providing professional EASA compliant online regulatory training courses in support of the competence development of your Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) Staff.

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Sofema Aviation Services ( Considers Elements related to EASA Regulation 965/2012


No 216/2008 (superseded by regulation 2018/1139) mandates the European Commission to adopt common technical requirements and administrative procedures for air operators of aircraft to ensure compliance with the essential requirements laid down in Annexes IV and Vb of that Regulation.

An Air Operator Certificate (AOC) is a European Required certificate that allows an operator to perform specific operations of commercial air transport.

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