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Introduction by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com

The following abbreviated notes provide a summary of the key events related to the EASA Type Certification Process.

Type Certification

 A type certificate is an approval made by a regulatory authority that an aircraft is manufactured according to an approved design, and that the design ensures compliance with airworthiness requirements.

• The type certificate (TC) implies that the aircraft is manufactured according to the approved design and can be issued an Airworthiness Certificate.
• To meet airworthiness requirements, the aircraft, related products (engine and propeller), parts, and appliances must be approved.
• Within the European Union (EU), implementation rules for type certification are laid down by the Commission Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 of 3 August 2012.

Note - A Type Certificate is not an Airworthiness Certificate.

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Sofema Online (SOL) (www.sofemaonline.com) considers the key elements related to the EASA Type Certificate & Restricted Type Certificate

Introduction

Requirements for the issuance of a type certificate or restricted type certificate - Ref 21.A.21(EU) 2019/897)

In order to be issued a product type certificate or, when the aircraft does not meet the essential requirements of Annex II to Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 an aircraft restricted type certificate, the applicant shall:

• Demonstrate its capability in accordance with point 21.A.14
• Comply with point 21.A.20
• Demonstrate that the engine and propeller, if installed in the aircraft:

° Have a type-certificate issued or determined in accordance with this Regulation; or
° Have been demonstrated to be in compliance with the aircraft type-certification basis established and the environmental protection requirements designated and notified by the Agency as necessary to ensure the safe flight of the aircraft

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at the requirements related to compliance with EASA Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 Part 21 Subpart H 21.A.171 Scope.

Introduction

Airworthiness Certificates are issued in accordance with 21.A.172 Eligibility

       » Any natural or legal person under whose name an aircraft is registered or will be registered in a Member State (‘Member State of registry’), or its representative, shall be eligible as an applicant for an airworthiness certificate for that aircraft under this Subpart. 21.A.173 Classification.

Airworthiness certificates shall be classified as follows:

       » Certificates of airworthiness shall be issued to aircraft which conform to a type certificate that has been issued in accordance with this Annex I (Part 21);
       » Restricted certificates of airworthiness shall be issued to aircraft:

  o   Which conform to a restricted type-certificate that has been issued in accordance with this Annex I (Part 21); or
  o   Which have been shown to the Agency to comply with specific airworthiness specifications ensuring adequate safety. 21.A.174 Application.

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SofemaOnline (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com takes a look under the hood and introduces a 14 component Aviation Leadership Learning Path Diploma

SofemaOnline Leadership Program Special Discounted Price until the End of September 375 EUR 

•   The regular price of the courses when undertaken individually - 742.50 EUR
•   Special Price to obtain your Diploma with Sofema Online Learning Development = 455 EUR 375 EUR 
•   The special offer is valid until 30 September 2021!
•   14 Separate Course – Each with a Certificate
•   Pass all courses to Receive your Diploma

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 Introduction

The purpose of an AOC is to certify that specified commercial air transport operations are authorized by the States Civil Aviation Authority and are in conformance with applicable regulations.  

During the certification process, the CAA is to be satisfied that:

       »  The applicant, who will have the ultimate responsibility for the safety of the operation, is eligible for the issuance of an AOC and
       »  Has the ability and competence both to conduct safe and efficient operations and to comply with applicable regulations. [State CAA]

To be eligible for an AOC an applicant must be certified for operating at least one aircraft that is not wet-leased.

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Overview by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com

Airworthiness Directives (ADs) are legally enforceable rules issued by the FAA in accordance with 14 CFR part 39 to correct an unsafe condition in a product.

• 14 CFR part 39 defines a product as an aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, or appliance

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Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) considers the various factors associated with Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and how to embrace the opportunities presented to drive improvements and efficiencies.

Introduction

Q - What is Root Cause?

A - In essence, It is the process of understanding what went wrong & why it does not fix anything simply it aids understanding.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com is the Worlds No 1 Provider of Online Aviation Regulatory Training

SofemaOnline Training Courses are Engaging & Interactive and have been developed by Industry Professionals with more than 40 years of Commercial Aviation experience across a range of disciplines

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» Sofema Online currently offers over 220 Regulatory Compliant & Vocational Training Courses

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Review by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com

Introduction Role & Purpose of an STC

An STC attests the approval of a major change, classified in accordance with Article 21A.91 of Annex Part 21 to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 748/2012, to an approved type design where the designer of the major change is not the Type Certificate holder.

The supplemental type certification shall be performed in accordance with the provisions of Annex II of the Basic Regulation and Annex Part 21, Subpart E of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 748 /2012 laying down implementing rules for the airworthiness and environmental certification of aircraft and related products, parts and appliances and the related Acceptable Means of Compliance (“AMC”) and Guidance Material (“GM”).

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Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema Group (www.sassofia.com www.sofemaonline.com www.aets-sofema.com) considers the issues typically connected with a lack of “Management Team” engagement when considering Aviation Errors and the potential consequences which result.

Root Cause Analysis – Good, Bad, or Indifferent - How Was it For You?

Since Jan 2020 Sofema Has awarded over 20,000 Certificates to Delegates. It is fair to say that our level of engagement with the Industry places us in a unique position to understand many of the problems and the resultant pain which our clients feel.

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Review by SofemaOnline (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com 

Doc 9760 is presented in 5 Parts:

» 
Part I ( Definitions and Abbreviations)
» Part II ( Airworthiness Organization Structure and Responsibilities of State)
» Part III ( State of Registry)
» Part IV ( State of the Operator)
» Part V ( State of Design and Manufacture)

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Review by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com

Introduction

International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)  is the specialized United Nations (UN) agency responsible for promoting the safe and orderly development of world civil aviation by establishing standards and rules related to safety, efficiency, and flight regularity to environmental protection. 

Annex 8, Definitions

Appropriate Airworthiness Requirements – means

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Comments by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com

Introduction The EU Aviation Oversight System

The basis of the EASA working relationship is one of both cooperation and partnership between EASA and its Member States

EASA Regulations are issued as

» Implementing Rules – Considered as “Hard” European Law which is applicable to both Industry as well as Regulatory Authorities in each Member State and
» Acceptable Means of Compliance & Guidance Material (AMC & GM) which are considered as “Soft” European Law for which the Member State Regulatory Authority may agree to deviations – Known as Alternate Means of Compliance (AMOC)

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers roles & responsibilities of an AOC holder related to continuing airworthiness.

Introduction

An EASA Operator will have a management system that is compliant with the requirements of EASA Regulation 965/2012 - Annex III - ORO.GEN.200 and in addition will comply with the requirements of Part - CAMO & Part M.

An EU licensed air carrier hereafter referred to as ‘the operator’, needs to consider both the relevant Part-ORO and the applicable Part CAMO / Part-M requirements.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the role of Airworthiness in support of EASA Airworthiness Certification and Regulation.

Introduction - The Definition of Airworthiness 

The term airworthiness encompasses several aspects which relate to the legal and physical state of an aircraft.
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) considers the term airworthy as:

“When an aircraft or one of its component parts meets its type design and is in a condition for safe operation.”

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Presented by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com  

In the Beginning

1903 – saw the beginnings of powered aviation with rapid developments during   World War I particularly related to the development of military aviation

1919 - Paris Convention 1919 – first international aviation law convention

» During the period 1919-1944, there was a gradual growth of international air transport

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Dangerous Goods Awareness Training is essential for all persons who are connected with the aviation process involving passengers, baggage & cargo.

» Awareness of what exactly constitutes Dangerous Goods is essentially to ensure the safe handling and shipping of these goods.
» Knowledge regarding responsibility & liability should be understood by every person who is involved with passengers, cargo, baggage & security of the process.
» All DG materials and products must be packed, handled, and transported in such a way as to prevent accidents.

Why Choose Sofema Online for your Dangerous Goods Awareness Training?

» Sofema Online has been providing online fully compliant Dangerous Goods Awareness Training for over 5 years
» All online material is updated annually and remains current.
»Sofema Online Dangerous Goods Awareness Training is supported by European Cargo and Aviation Services Ltd.

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Presentation by SofemaOnline (SOL) - www.sofemaonline.com

Visual inspection is an essential part of airplane maintenance.

The visual inspection component of NDI requires trained and experienced inspection personnel, using validated procedures and appropriate calibration standards with effective, well-maintained equipment in a well-managed maintenance environment.

Visual inspection is defined as the process of using the eye, alone or in conjunction with various aids, as the sensing mechanism from which judgments may be made about the condition of a unit to be inspected.

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SofemaOnline (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com is pleased to provide an open offer to Compliance Managers/Safety Managers/Nominated Post Holders

Enjoy Guest Access to assess the suitability of Sofema Online training Courses for your Organisation

· An opportunity to assess the suitability of any of our 220 courses

· Perform an Audit as part of your training needs assessment

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