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SofemaOnline (SOL) considers best practices related to the Technical Library OPS.

Access Control

The Main Library Operates as a secure and controlled business area – Satellite Libraries are controlled by the business area appropriate to Library Location.

Persons authorized to access the main library are

» All Library Staff
» Quality Assurance Personnel

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SofemaOnline (SOL) considers the key processes for the management of the Aviation Technical Library.

Introduction – Aircraft Technical Library      

The Aircraft Technical Library provides for an established managed facility to control and deliver technical information throughout the business.

The Technical Librarian ensures that all publications and libraries required for the operation of the airline or Aircraft Maintenance Facility are and remain current.

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SofemaOnline (SOL) considers best practice related to the provision of an effective Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO) / Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) Aircraft Technical Library.


Strong Management of Technical documentation is an imperative for a well-run organisation. The effective administration of technical documentation and management of related aviation publications should never be overlooked and can adversely affect smooth-running and operational effectiveness if not managed to a high level.

The management of technical manuals and documents which are related to the establishment & maintenance of the aircraft, as well as to support the continued demonstration of organisation compliance with regulatory requirements is of critical importance to the success of the organisation.

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SofemaOnline (SOL) considers the importance and role of the Aircraft Technical Library Manager.

The Manager / Head of Library Services typically reports to the Base Maintenance (BM) or Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO Manager), with the task of managing the day-to-day operations of all functional areas of the Technical Library Department as well as providing oversight and direction to those activities concerned with obligations of the library including issuing monthly reports and updated publications.

» Assigns work, provides instructions, procedures and guidance for employees assigned to Technical Publications.
» Is responsible for managing local recruitment within the business area and performing direct and indirect

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SofemaOnline (SOL) considers the best practices needed to ensure effective management of Technical Documentation within the Maintenance Control Centre


Strong Management of Technical documentation is imperative for a well-run Maintenance Control Centre. Administration of technical document management should never be overlooked and can adversely affect smooth-running and operational effectiveness if not managed to a high level.

To support efficiency & safety we should ensure that we have the most appropriate systems and processes in place that can help support all associated business areas.

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In aviation we have procedures for just about every activity. As we understand procedures are connected to policies as well as the need to demonstrate regulatory compliance.
Procedures belong within the QC environment but facilitate the functioning of the QA process. Without procedures auditing becomes very challenging (Ultimately it is the business area owner or post holder/nominated person (NP) who has the ultimate responsibility for the integrity of the procedure).

In our PART M - CAR M / Part 145 – CAR 145 environment we have the Continuous Airworthiness Management Exposition (CAME) and the Maintenance Organization Exposition (MOE) Procedures as well as a myriad of other documents.

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SofemaOnline features European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) & Gulf Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) selection of Technical Terms to be found in Aircraft Technical Records

Part 2: Check – GVI – DVI – SI
An examination (e.g., an inspection or test) to determine the physical integrity and/or functional capability of an item.

GVI - General Visual Inspection is the “Basic Inspection” which is usually performed without removing panels (other than quick release).
DVI - Detailed Inspection requires additional activity which will be identified within the task.
SI - Special Inspection will also be identified typically relates to Non Destructive Testing (NDT).

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