Providing Regulatory Training Support for EASA Part 145 Third Country Approval Holders EASA Compliant Regulatory Training Courses for 145 Organisations

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Presentation by SofemaOnline (SOL) 

· Human Factors Module 9 for 3rd Country EASA Part 145 Approval Holders
· Aviation Legislation Module 10 for 3rd Country EASA Part 145 Approval Holders
· Human Factors Compliant with EASA Part 145.A.30
· Fuel Tank Safety FTS for EASA Part 145 3rd Country
· Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) for Part 145 3rd Country

 Introduction

EASA currently “requires” Module 9 & Module 10 Part 66 Compliant Training for both 3rd Country Part 145 Base Maintenance Certifying Staff as well as Workshop Certification Staff.

EASA manages Third Country approvals directly and issues a number of USER Guides in direct support of this process.

·   EASA User Guides UG.CAO.00126-003 and UG.CAO.00121-004 specifically deals with the needs of the Certifying Staff

·   Note 1 - here we are considering the person or persons who sign the EASA Form 1 on behalf of the organisation (having satisfied themselves that all elements of the rectification have been accomplished correctly in accordance with approved data, using approved material facilities, tools, and equipment – including “test equipment”)

·   Note 2 – Many organisations employ a QC department that manages the final acceptance and release of components such persons will require to demonstrate receipt of regulatory training which is organisationally acceptable as compliant with Part 66 Module 9 & 10

Considering the Role of Module 9 within the EASA Part 145 Organisation

Part 66 module 9 is only relevant to Part 66 Licensed aircraft engineers and is absolutely not relevant to EASA Part 145 organisations or Third Country EASA 145 organisations. Consider that a licensed engineer who has completed Module 9 in accordance with Part 66 will still have to complete organisational Human Factor Training to comply with GM 1 145.A.30(e) (Training syllabus for initial human factors training).

Important Note – Part 66 Human Factors is essentially focused on theory.

Part 145 Human Factors is focused on the practical and organisational relevant aspects of Human Factors (See the following notes from GM 1 145.A.30(e)).

Considering the Role of Module 10 within the EASA Part 145 Organisation

Consider that the focus of Part 66 Module 10 is specifically aimed at the needs of Part 66 licensed engineers.

For example, Part 66 Module 10 requires:

A general understanding of Part-21 and EASA certification specifications CS-23, 25, 27, 29. And a detailed understanding of Part-66

145 requires that the organisation manages the competence of the employee in respect of the job function regarding regulations whose focus is on Knowledge of Part-M, Part-145, and any other relevant regulations

(However, this is only part of the story) – Consider the organisation competence expectation, for example, that a Maintenance Planner would have a more detailed understanding of Part 21 and Supplemental Type Certificates STC’s than the required for Part 66 engineer and the need for detailed awareness of Part 66 may not be necessary.

Final Comments

The Management of the Internal Training Standard is the responsibility of the Quality Manager and organisational competence is of critical importance.

Consideration needs to be given to managing training in Human Factors, Organisational Procedures, EASA Regulations, Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems (EWIS) and Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) to an organisation standard which meets the needs and objectives of the organisation and of course demonstrates compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.

Note – Part 66 Module 9 & 10 is not directly relevant to a 145 organisation's training needs.

Reality Check -  It is necessary for regulatory auditors to be guardians of the standards and it is most important that the industry is not led astray or misinformed in any way regarding obligations and responsibilities.

It is also important that Industry focuses on compliance with the regulations as minimum compliance – which means compliance with the regulations should always be a step on the journey and not the journey.

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SofemaOnline (SOL) Virtual Aviation Academy is a service provided by Sofema Aviation Services, offering a range of EASA, FAA, and other leading regulatory compliant and vocational online courses, many with voice over.

All Regulatory and Vocational training courses are carefully formulated to be effective and to help you reach the correct level of understanding in the comfort of your own home or office.

The course content is followed by an online examination after which you are able to print out your certificate.

What’s on offer for 3rd Country EASA Part 145 Approval Holders?

Please see the following:

Module 9 plus Module 10 for Foreign Part 145 Approval Holders

Initial package - HF, FTS, EWIS 1&2 with VO

Next Steps

Please contact [email protected] to discuss support and volume discounts to meet your regulatory training needs.