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SofemaOnline (SOL) takes a deeper look.

The Challenge We Face

For sensitive electronic components, for example, microprocessors, A static event as small as 5 volts, can have a fatal outcome for the device.

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Presented by Sofema Online (SOL)

Introduction – The Benefits of FDM integrated in the SMS

Bringing together the data available within the FDM Program as well as the Safety Management System Database – provides an opportunity to benefit from the total organization data set, rather than leaving information in “Silos”

FDM-derived Data is able to support the development of Safety Performance Indicators (SPI) and can be linked to the operators’ risk register. Consider that FDM is a data source both for reactive reporting (Occurrence / Hazard reporting) and proactive reporting (Safety awareness).

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By practicing your knowledge level in a given module subject with Sofema Online you are able to take personal control of your readiness and to know when you are ready for the real exam.

“Excellent Preparation for EASA Part 66 Readiness”

“It gave me the confidence to know I was ready”.

“I was able to practice and ensure I could pass through the exams in the allowed time”

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Presented by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS)


The Maintenance Planning Document MPD is created using the MRBR (Maintenance Review Board Report), as the source document and includes tasks which are derived from the Type Certificate Holders (TCH) System Safety Assessment (SSA). Typically the MPD includes an ALS (Airworthiness Limitation Section), also may reference Inspection Service Bulletins (ISB) as well as  applicable Airworthiness Directives (ADs).

The Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the MPD is part of the certificated product (aircraft, engine, propeller) type design (Part 21.A.31.a), that contains the mandatory scheduled maintenance items and the limitations for part replacement, necessary to maintain compliance with that type design.

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Thought Leadership by Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema Aviation Services (SAS)

–  What is the Role of EASA in my Organisational Decision Making?

–  Can I use an online training platform for the delivery of EASA Part 66 Module 9 & Module 10 for Component Workshop Certifying Staff?

Background – Organisation's view of the need for compliance.

Some Organisations – let's call them to tick the box organizations – focus on collecting all the necessary pieces of paper to show they are compliant.

Other Organisations – recognize the role of demonstrating compliance but focus on managing competence to ensure the organization is able to deliver to the highest & most profitable standard

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  • Classroom or Online
  • Fully Compliant with Part 66 Module Requirements
  • Cost-Effective Delivery 

Introducing Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) and SofemaOnline (SOL)


Since founding Sofema Aviation Services in 2008 and later Sofema Online - We now offer more than 550 Classroom Courses and 200 online courses.

Whilst  SAS is known to EASA  please note the challenge that Regulatory Training Organisations do not have EASA Approval - this applies not only to Sofema but to other organizations such as JAA-TO - Baines Simmons - CAA International - Even EASA itself does not have the approval to provide regulatory training. !

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SofemaOnline (SOL) takes a look at the activities of the Structural Task Group (STG)


The TCH should update periodically a list of SB which were already selected for a review with all decisions made, and add to this list all new and revised SB. Moreover, some specific modification SB not linked to an inspection SB may also be selected for review.

Operators information input should be collected and analyzed by the TCH for the STG meeting.

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SofemaOnline is pleased to announce the availability of a dedicated training program for EASA Third Country Part 145 Component Maintenance Organisation Part 66 Module 9 & Part 66 Module 10 online training which taken together is available as a specially priced package.

Introduction by SofemaOnline (SOL)

Aviation Safety and System Reliability both sit at the forefront of our aviation system having the highest priority. To enable a high level of safety typically requires strong regulations that demonstrate ICAO compliance and organizational competence to ensure that the regulatory environment is understood and followed

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) considers the need for the industry to manage structural integrity in compliance with AMC4 CAMO.A.305(g) Personnel requirements (ED Decision 2020/002/R) - Related to AMC 20-20 ‘Continuing Structural Integrity Programme’

Sofema Aviation Services offers the following training in support of the understanding regarding the regulatory obligations –

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It is mandatory for European CAMO Staff to receive Safety & Human Factors Training with the Initial Training to be completed before September 2021

SofemaOnline (SOL) offers an online training course with voice over to cover the entire program – email or see the following link

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Understand the methodology and challenges to enable the implementation of the most effective process to manage maintenance errors.
To develop best practice techniques for managing an effective Maintenance Error Management System using MEDA.
In addition, delegates will understand how to develop organizational, specific MEDA programs for use within the organization.

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  • Managing Regulatory Training Competence in an EASA Third Country 145
  • EASA Part 145 Training Courses for Regulatory Compliance

SofemaOnline (SOL) considers the course currently available which meet the objective of an Approved EASA Part 145 Organisation

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EASA Regulatory Drivers for Emergency Response Plan (ERP)

Sofema Online (SOL) considers requirements and best practices related to the implementation and management of an effective ERP.

Introduction - AMC1 ORO.GEN.200(a)(3) Management system

Concerning the emergency response plan (ERP)

An ERP should be established that provides the actions to be taken by the operator or specified individuals in an emergency.

The ERP should reflect the size, nature and complexity of the activities performed by the operator.

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Sofema Aviation Services ( considers key aspects related to Safety Management System (SMS) Root Cause processes.


To fully engage with the RCA process and achieve effective risk analysis and assessment, requires that we first identify a process by which we can identify and report on hazards. 

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SofemaOnline ( considers SMS RCA Obligations


All elements of your business should share the same SMS as well as the same process of engagement, in addition, all elements and processes need to be promoted and educated throughout the organization.

The transition from a traditional SMS to the ICAO Annex 19 “Risk Managed Model”, required many changes throughout the organization process and procedures as well as physical within the workplace.

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Our Learning Diplomas are quickly becoming an effective solution to the challenge of building competency, with more than 150 online courses currently available we are ideally positioned to support your training needs. The Sofema Online team is renowned for its excellent preparation and organization skills providing a superb online learning experience as well as a friendly and approachable customer service – Contact Sofema Online now at  

Sofema Courses are developed by subject matter experts with a strong work ethic as well as a deep knowledge and passion for their subject. Our focus is aimed at raising your competency by significantly improving your knowledge, understanding and practical skills.

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Review and Comments by Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema Group

Is Your Regulatory Training – Value Driven?

Regulatory for example EASA or Industry for example Sofema – where is the best value for the receiving organisation?

Lets cut to the “Chase” asking who provides the best value training is something of a “loaded” question.

Consider the Primary Role of your Organisation

Essentially the role of the organisation is to deliver an effective product in an efficient way moreover that compliance with regulatory obligations is (or should be) a given rather than an objective.

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SofemaOnline presents an unrivalled opportunity 

Delivering a Composite package of EASA Compliant Flight & Ground Operations Online Training Courses

Who is this package for? 

Accountable Managers, Operations Managers, Flight Operations Quality & Safety Staff, Operations Leadership Team, Training Pilots & Operational Department Stake Holders. 

What is in the Package? 

Consisting of:

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Operations Regulation 965/2012 package, EASA Part M package & EASA Part 145 Package.

What sets SofemaOnline apart?

Quite simply we bust the myth that regulatory compliance is the objective!

It is not – compliance with the regulations is in reality minimum compliance, It should be a given not an objective- as Industries leading training organisation with 45 years background our focus is on effective delivery of the business  process.

Our training courses are based on and compliant with EASA, FAA, ICAO and other Standards as applicable and focus on a practical interpretation of the regulations (which is not necessarily the case with our competitors)

One of our major focus points is on delivering competence in the workplace

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Whilst we all recognise the importance of safety in particular within “our” Maintenance Environment we face as an industry the problem of (Some say) Chronic under reporting of safety incidents.  Please consider when was the last time YOU filed a safety internal report?

What is the reason?

Is it the fear of reprisals or is it a case of fundamental disconnection from the responsibility to accept a personal obligation to report?

Whatever the reason the reality is that there is without doubt insufficient occurrence reporting, which results in “open” not closed loops ineffective closure and a reduced ability to deliver proactive safety improvements. (If at all !)

EASA has introduced a new EU Occurrence Reporting Regulation which is one key step in this direction as it sets a new framework to encourage and protect safety reporting by aviation professionals.

The Regulation (EU Reg. 376/2014 became applicable as of 15 Nov 2015, and requires aviation organisations in the EU to both adopt and maintain a proactive Just Culture to facilitate the collection of key safety data and information and to protect the reports as well as the information.

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