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EASAOnline looks at the Notification to Captain (NOTOC)

BEST Practice – Driven By IATA

Each airline is individually responsible for developing the procedures which should be followed to ensure that the Captain is fully informed at all times. A typical process involves the use of the Notification to Captain Document which is otherwise known as a NOTOC. IATA requires all of its member airlines to notify the flight deck crew (the pilot) anytime dangerous goods are to be loaded on board their flights. It is both a standard and a best practice procedure to ensure that on any flight the crew have full knowledge of what is being carried in the cargo compartments.

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Step 1 is to fully understand the standard or requirement which we are auditing against

If it is a regulation – what is the current issue (are there any changes due – check for Notice of Proposed Amendments) the more background knowledge the better able you are to make good audit decisions.

It if is an internal process or Procedure – who is the owner or responsible person (do they know that you are going to be auditing there procedure?) it is good business manners to inform them – again take the opportunity to ask if there are any planned changes to the procedure or process.

Always taking the opportunity to ask open questions which will aid and benefit understanding of the background related to the audit subject matter.

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) has been delivering regulatory training and providing consultancy services for almost 10 years. With the Introduction of our EASA compliant regulatory and vocational online training offering we are taking the delivery of essential training information to a higher level EASAOnline (EOL) is a service provided by Sofema Aviation Services.

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Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) in accordance with ref - Appendix IV to AMC 145.A.30 (e) & Appendix XII to AMC M.A.706 (f). Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) in accordance with AMC20-22, Human Factors Training in accordance with GM1 145.A.30 (e) Personnel requirements.

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A Successful story of an Online EASA Compliant Regulatory and Vocation Training, by Steven Bentley owner and MD of

Between 2015 and 2016 SOL has grown by an amazing 400% and as result we have extended our license and we can today support 3000 concurrent users on the system.

How did you get into Aviation?

I guess Aviation was in my blood even if I did not realize it at the time. I joined aviation back in 1971 at the tender age or 16 as a maintenance engineer in the North West of England and more than 45 years later I am still involved!

Today as а Managing Director and owner of Sofema Aviation Services, a Bulgarian Based Regulatory Consulting and Training Company, and owner of  

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