Comment by SofemaOnline (


The New Basic Regulation 2018/1139 establishes a comprehensive regulatory framework for aviation safety throughout the EU.

In particular, it provides for the continued establishment of EASA and the adoption by the European Commission of implementing regulations on aviation safety.

These implementing regulations also ensure that EU member states can meet their obligations under the wider convention on international civil aviation, known as the Chicago convention.

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Sofema Online ( considers the continuing airworthiness obligations based on compliance with EASA Basic regulation EC 2018/1139

ANNEX II Essential Requirements for Airworthiness

1.5. Continuing airworthiness

1.5.1. All necessary documents including instructions for continuing airworthiness must be established and made available to ensure that the airworthiness standard related to the aircraft type and any associated part is maintained throughout the operational life of the aircraft.

1.5.2. Means must be provided to allow inspection, adjustment, lubrication, removal or replacement of parts and non- installed equipment as necessary for continuing airworthiness.

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SOL ( looks at Measuring the Effectiveness of the Aviation Organisation’s QC Management 

QC Belongs to Production

As an Introduction and to share as a common understanding within the EASA system that Quality Assurance QA is independent & QC is essentially embodied within the production process.

Please consider the following elements:

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Introduction by Sofema Online

The European Commission in 2015 issued the Aviation Strategy for Europe and laid the foundation for the development of Basic Regulation 2018/1139 with a number of high level objectives.

The Regulation was formally adopted by the European Parliament in June 2018 and Entered into Force 11 September 2018.

The new Basic Regulation 2018/1139 is the cornerstone of the EU regulatory framework in civil aviation, and is a significant piece of legislation with far reaching implications.

Main changes include the following:

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Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema ( looks at the challenges and obligations related to the auditing of SMS systems.

SMS is a business system just like any other, so as part of our Compliance Auditing obligations we will be looking at the following elements as suitable for our auditing activities.

a) Management
b) Documentation
c) Competence
d) Training

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