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SofemaOnline (SOL) considers the process whereby “Hazards” can be identified within the Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (Part CAMO).

Introduction

Our goal is to be in a position to capture all hazards in such a way that they can be analyzed and assessed, this is one of if not the most challenging part of the organization process.  

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Banks very quickly become nervous so ensure regular dialogue with your lender always provides the earliest possible warning so that the best outcomes can be achieved.

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Use the Team Approach to Optimisation

Without doubt the front-line staff have the highest level of exposure to any shortfalls. Therefore it is worth to engage with team members and to encourage them to propose ways to streamline and simplify processes and to identify cost reductions leading to efficiencies.

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SofemaOnline (SOL) takes a look at the benefit of developing leadership skills as well as growing personal competence.

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Introduction

Leaders are aware of the potential impact of their decision good or bad and have the capacity to make what can be hard decisions moreover leaders know what they want to achieve and have the strength of character to pursue their objectives even in the face of opposition and often in spite of failures.

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SofemaOnline (SOL) Considers the Key Aspects of Managing the “Management of Change” (MOC) process within the CAMO Safety Management System (SMS) Process

Introduction to SMS Management of Change within a CAMO Organisation

Unless they are properly managed, changes can expose the organisation to potentially latent hazards and risks if they are not properly and effectively managed.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at the requirements & best practices related to the provision of Safety Management System (SMS) training for Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) Staff.

Introduction

The provision of training to appropriate staff, regardless of their level in the organization, is an indication of management‘s commitment to an effective SMS.

It is also has a direct bearing on the ultimate effectiveness of the SMS within the Organisation.

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Many of our customers ask how it is possible to ensure satisfactory completion of the EWIS Group 1 & 2 Practical Training Objectives - Here we are pleased to share how this can be achieved.

Sofema Online provides EWIS Initial and Recurrent Training Online with voice over. However this does not address the need for Practical Training.

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com looks at the various requirements to meet with “minimum” Base Maintenance Requirements both related to Regulatory Compliance and Organisational Best Practices

Control of Approved Data - Applicable to the Specific Aircraft

Approved Data to be available to:

○ Stores Inspector

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SofemaOnline www.sofemaonline.com takes a look at the various expectations to comply with “minimum” Base Maintenance Requirements Stores control processes, both related to Regulatory Compliance and Organisational Best Practices.

Stores - Logistics Area

A number of specific areas should be identifiable.

General Facility - Strong Security - Recommend Video Surveillance for all points of Entry -. Customer Serving Hatches to be closable & lockable (Multipoint)

Entry & Exit Doors to be with 5 Lever Mortice Locks

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What Training does an EASA Continuing Airworthiness Manager (CAM) Require?

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Process Review by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com 

Introduction

Borescope inspection is a skill, which can be learnt. Inspectors are able to see through the scope easily recognizable defects (If present) and are able to interpret with minimal subjectivity. The proficiency that comes with experience allows Inspectors to identify subtle issues like the shifting of a burner can, for instance, that might otherwise go unnoticed.

For inspection purpose, the turbine engine is divided into two main sections: the cold and hot.

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Considerations provided by Sofema Online - SOL (www.sofemaonline.com

General Introduction

Inspection should be carried out in accordance with an agreed time line - a single finding should not stop the process rather it should be noted & documented but the process to continue otherwise this can have significant repercussions of stopping and starting the program and finding more defects even at the end of the check.

Typically all inspection should be completed at the 20% completed point of the critical path timeline.

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Review Provided by Sofema Online (SOL)

Introduction

The Operator is responsible for the Aircraft Maintenance Program and to ensure that the relevant standards are applied.

The Inspections performed by the Part 145 Organisation must ensure adherence to the established standards as identified by the Operators AMP.

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Review by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com

Introduction

The role of Aircraft Maintenance Inspector is without any doubt a complex task during which the inspector is required to visually search for multiple defects occurring at varying severity levels and differing locations, some of which may be difficult to reach or to achieve a comfortable position.

As aircraft age they are naturally more susceptible to defects and as a consequence typically require more intensive inspection programs.

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Sofema Online (SOL) looks at the issues.

Introduction

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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Review carried out by Sofema Online - SOL (www.sofemaonline.com)

Introduction

On July 6, 1996, a McDonnell Douglas MD-88 equipped with Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 turbofan engines, was on take-off roll from Runway 17 at Pensacola when it experienced an uncontained, catastrophic turbine engine failure that caused debris from the front compressor hub of the number one left engine to penetrate the left aft fuselage. The impact left two passengers dead and two severely injured; the two dead were a mother and son. The pilot aborted take-off and the airplane stopped on the runway.

The NTSB determined the most probable cause of the accident was a fracture in the left engine's front compressor fan hub, which resulted from failure of the airline's fluorescent penetrant inspection process to detect a potentially dangerous crack in the fan which originated from the engine's initial manufacture.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers current tooling and best practices related to aviation & aerospace NDT Inspections

Introduction

The need to ensure high standards of quality and safety during manufacturing, assembly and while in-service is paramount and has led to the development of NDT standards and specifications.

The use of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) within aviation maintenance and aerospace, in general, continues to increase with the advent of new techniques as well as the increase in data handling and analysis.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers NDT testing of “Composite Material” using Tap Testing Method.

Introduction

Non-destructive testing (NDT) of composite materials typically involves the use of more than one inspection method, including both non-instrumental and instrumental methods.

Visual inspection and tap testing being “entry level” other commonly used methods include ultrasonic inspection, radiography, as well as advanced methods such as thermography and Laser Shearography  (Laser Shearography is an optical measurement technique for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Quality Control applications, commonly used on composites and metallic materials).

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European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced that Part M Subpart G will no longer be valid from 24 September 2021.

To retain approval to manage Airworthiness of Large Aircraft and Aircraft operated by “Air Carriers” (AC) will require a transition to EASA Part CAMO together with all associated obligations.

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EASA Part M Subpart G will no longer be valid from 24 September 2021 which means you MUST transition to EASA Part CAMO together with all associated obligations.

1/ Part CAMO becomes Mandatory including the need for :

  • Management System
  • Compliance Management System
  • Safety Management System
  • Internal Reporting System
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