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So there are essentially 2 elements to this presentation:

a) Considering the Role of Quality Assurance means What does an EASA Quality Assurance Do?
b) Maximising the Return on the Investment (Which Investment? - Essentially the Investment the Organisation makes to deliver the role of Quality Assurance)

Considering the QA - QC connection

One interpretation defines QC as “to check, test, or verify by evidence or experiments” and assurance being defined as “confidence of delivery” (maybe too narrow for our needs).

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Concerning Changes to EASA Part 145 Related to Annex II to ED Decision 2019/009/R

New Requirements Procedures and Obligations related to Stores, Material and Logistic Activities with an EASA Part 145 Organisation

Review by Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com

Concerning

Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) to Annex II (Part-145) to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 Issue 2 — Amendment 2

When is a new AMC & Guidance driven requirement effective from?

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As the technical complexity of aircraft have developed over the last 100 years the nature of interaction with people associated with the maintenance of aircraft began to matter more & more and in fact today human factors is relevant in just about every aspect and element of the maintenance system. 

The use of the term "human factors" in the context of aviation maintenance engineering is relatively new. In fact EASA only started mandating Compulsory HF training from 2005.

Several Landmark aircraft accidents, for example Aloha aircraft in the USA in 1988 and British Airways BAC 1-11 windscreen accident in the UK in June 1990 showed that there was an unacceptable level of exposure to the potential of Maintenance Human Factors MHF.

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Presentation Introduction – The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium - Holiday Inn Sofia Bulgaria – Tues May 14th & Wed May 15th 2019  

If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management this is your one "must attend" event of the year.

Here is your opportunity to engage with a professional who has decades of experience and is able to rise to the challenge of any Airport Security issue and to share an understanding regarding best practice solutions.

For event details please see the following link:

https://sassofia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/General_Updated_3.pdf 

Introduction

Related to SMS Quality Assurance has 2 distinct roles:

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Presentation Introduction – The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium - Holiday Inn Sofia Bulgaria – Tues May 14th & Wed May 15th 2019

If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management this is your one "must attend" event of the year.

Presentation by Adam Sider

Adam has held multiple key positions such as, OCC manager, Director – Quality Assurance and Director – Flight Operations Center

In addition he played a significant role in establishing and setting up flight dispatch and OCCs for international and local airlines operating over 1600 flights a month, in addition to providing full mentorship programs.

With this extended experience, I have achieved expert working knowledge within flight dispatch, safety & quality, DGR and training.

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Presentation Introduction – The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium - Holiday Inn Sofia Bulgaria – Tues May 14th & Wed May 15th 2019

A presentation on effective measurement of safety system performance. Davit Mazmishvili, M.Sc.Eng CEO at Aviation Innovative Solutions Group has a broad technical knowledge of airline operations, an experienced aircraft commander and training pilot hands-on experience, in setting up the Safety Management System, Emergency Response Plan, and Aviation Security Management Systems.

If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management this is your one "must attend" event of the year.

Here is your opportunity to engage with a professional who has decades of experience and is able to rise to the challenge of any Airport Security issue and to share an understanding regarding best practice solutions.

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Presentation Introduction – The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium - Holiday Inn Sofia Bulgaria – Tues May 14th & Wed May 15th 2019 

Florin Necula is Accountable Manager of RAS Tech an EASA 145 based at Otopeni Airport Bucharest will be presenting on the subject of dealing with the challenges related to Developing an Aviation Safety Culture  

If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management this is your one "must attend" event of the year.

Here is your opportunity to engage with a professional who has decades of experience and is able to rise to the challenge of any Airport Security issue and to share an understanding regarding best practice solutions.

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James Pike Managing Director of JP International Training Ltd will be presenting on the subject of Auditing Airport Security with the focus on understanding and address the various challenges

Presentation Introduction – The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium - Holiday Inn Sofia Bulgaria – Tues May 14th & Wed May 15th 2019

If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management this is your one "must attend" event of the year.

Here is your opportunity to engage with a professional who has decades of experience and is able to rise to the challenge of any Airport Security issue and to share an understanding regarding best practice solutions.

For event details please see the following link:

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Presentation Introduction – Aviation Quality & Safety Management t Symposium - Holiday Inn Sofia Bulgaria – Tues May 14th & Wed May 15th 2019

If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management this is your one "must attend" event of the year. 

https://sassofia.com/event/aviation-quality-safety-management-in-an-easa-environment-symposium-14-15-may-2019/ 

Introduction

Within the European Environment the Role of Quality Assurance and Quality Control is quite specific and for QA the keywords are “Compliance” and “Independence” for QC the keywords are Maintaining “Production Quality to a Standard”.

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Date: 14-15th May 2015

Venue: Holliday Inn Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria. 

If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management this is your one “must attend” event of the year.

Rustom Sutaria, Director - Avia Intelligence Ltd will be running a focused workshop during the Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium.

De-Mystifying Bow Tie

Whilst Bowtie is one of many risk models which are able to support the identification of barriers. In many circumstances Bow Tie provides specific benefits, to assist with the identification process as well as to facilitate the management of risk.

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This Subject is presented, considered and discussed during the forthcoming Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium 2019 May 14 & May 15 at the Holiday Inn Sofia. 

The acceptance of the CEO, the Safety Manager and, executive team depends on a thin line between a real mistake and negligence or unacceptable conduct.

Without an effective and thriving safety culture, there will never be a fully functioning SMS.

If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management this is your one "must attend" event of the year.

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This Subject will be presented, considered and discussed during the forthcoming Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium 2019 May 14 & May 15 at the Holiday Inn Sofia. 

One of the measures of a successful Safety Management System (SMS) within an organisation, is a common understanding throughout the company of what needs to be achieved to deliver the objectives and how it should be done.

Getting Behind the Objective

Provide a unified approach, one in which we all understand our individual roles, bring a common organisational system

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Find out how you can improve and develop your current Flight Data Monitoring System by attending The Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium 2019 Holiday Inn Sofia Bulgaria on May 14th & 15th

‘If you are engaged in Aviation Quality & Safety Management in an EASA Environment this is your one ‘must attend’ event of the year’

Introduce your OPS Team to Aerosight Flight Data Monitoring Software

▪ See a Presentation and Understand the benefits of the Software
▪ Update regarding Challenges Facing Quality, Safety & Security Business Areas
▪ Network with Industry Colleagues

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A Discussion Paper by Steve Bentley Group CEO of Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com

Clearing up the Basic Stuff

SMS is not QMS by another name they are both separate and both significantly important QMS together with Quality Assurance (QA) strives to deliver a fully compliant product or process, whereas SMS considers the risk associated with any & all business risks. SMS is both subjective & forward looking. A fully functioning Safety Management System contributes to the viability of the organisation by addressing safety risk.

SMS should focus on real-time performance monitoring and reporting together with effective data analysis – a major challenge being to consider how to capture the required data across the business in a valid way.

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The Emergency Response Plan should demonstrate compliance with ORO.GEN.200 and AMC1 ORO.GEN,200(a)(1);(2);(3)(5) point (f) and should be designed to help the organisation to respond in the case of accidents, serious incidents or any other abnormal event triggering a crisis.

The number of phases that need to be implemented need to be established in order to prevent the potential confusion that can result when emergency situations arise.

Senior management must identify the responsibilities within their organisation, respond to the needs of next of kin of the crew and the passengers, and provide assistance to the emergency services and the authority in charge of any investigation.

Emergency Response Plan Objective

The aim of the Emergency Response Plan is to:

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Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com considers the steps necessary to deliver an effective Organisational Aviation Safety Management System (SMS)

For Any Organizational Project to be successful it must have ownership, an agreed timeline and sufficient resources to accomplish.

The Importance of Manpower Commitment

Note 1 – How does the organisation ensure there is sufficient manpower – what is the mechanism to assess – who is responsible and how does the Accountable Manager know he has this correct.

Note 2 – How does the AM ensure sufficient financial commitment to the delivery of a successful SMS – how is this represented and measured?

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Within the Aviation Safety Management System it is necessary to develop effective methods of both Top Down & Bottom up Communication.

How to measure the current status of the communication effectiveness?

Consider a Communication Audit!

A communication audit is a thorough evaluation of the organization’s ability to deliver information to every level with the organisation.

Essential the communication audit looks at both the internal mechanisms as well as the external communications for example:

a) With Contract Organizations – Data Exchange Methods!
b) With Sub Contract Service Providers (Direct Oversight)
c) Delivering information to the Front Line
d) Dealing with the challenge of the Iceberg or Ignorance

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Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com considers the major challenges

Introduction

Without doubt an Effective Aviation Safety Management System (SMS) provides industry with a key driver to manage the various elements, which together can support the lowering of the exposure and lead to a reduction of incidents and accidents.

The crux of implementing an effective safety management system (SMS) is not just in defining it, but effectively implementing it throughout the business with everyone acting as a stakeholder and engaging with the organisations processes.

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Regulatory Background

According to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008, (Basic Regulation Replaced by 2018/1139) Pilot training organisations and aero-medical centres are to hold a certificate.

The certificate is to be issued upon fulfilment of certain technical and administrative requirements. Rules on the administration and management system of these organisations should therefore be provided for.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 (amended by Regulation 290/2012) lays down detailed rules for certain pilots’ licences and for the conversion of national pilots’ licences and of national flight engineers’ licences into pilots’ licences, as well as the conditions for the acceptance of licences from third countries.

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Technical Standard Order (TSO), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO).

Sofema Aviation Service (www.sassofia.com) provides regulatory and vocational compliant training for EASA, FAA, OTAR, GCAA & GACA regulations.

A Bi-Lateral Agreement exists between the EU & Canada and between the EU & FAA concerning mutual recognition, the following document considers the relationship.

Acceptance

Acceptance is when an importing authority acknowledges an exporting authority’s issuance and treats it with the same validity as if they had made the issuance.

In plain language:

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