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Compliance audits are designed to give assurance that activities have been performed properly. It should be understood of course that Compliance Audits are of course reactive (means we have to review evidence which is either post an event or concurrent with an event).

As we know certain areas of our Aviation Business, (And it is fair to say in aviation there are many) can be described as high risk. For these area, among the many mitigation techniques which are available Quality Audits can play a supporting role, by establishing ongoing conformity with company processes and procedures.

When we consider compliance audits whilst it may be satisfactory the reality is that it is an unknown if the compliance will be satisfactory next week or next month. The compliance audit typically requires a lower level of auditor competence and is presented typically as a completed checklist of observed conditions at the time of the audit.

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There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Quality Management Systems (QMS)

The following is intended hopefully to clear up this misunderstanding:

QMS and SMS – Offers many common methods and techniques, but provides different outcomes an objectives:

Sufficient competent resources are critical to the success of both the CM system and the SMS. It is also important to realize that essentially the role of both QMS and SMS is to provide a service to the management team to understand both the non-conformities and risks which they face within the business areas.

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The Interview Objective

An important part of the competence development of an auditor is the development of your interviewing skills.  You have the opportunity in a gentle and encouraging way to elicit all manner of information from the auditee.

Yes Interviewing is a skill - You will get better at interviewing the more interviews that you carry out.

The objective of the interview is to obtain as much information as possible from the auditee which can then be used as a check and validate the process and procedure – such verbal information can be very valuable and helps to provide a more holistic understanding.

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Management Evaluation is a comprehensive, systematic, documented review by the management of the quality system, operational policies and procedures, and the results of quality inspections, audits and any other indicators. It measures the overall effectiveness of the management organisation in achieving stated objectives.

Management Evaluation is also an essential element of a fully working EASA Compliance Monitoring system marked with the introduction of the management system concept by Regulation 965/2012. It is related to the importance of ensuring full awareness of any non-conformities together with an effective process for follow up and closure.

Last modified on is pleased to announce the introduction of a new corporate discount program. Subscribe for between 25 and 50 courses in a package and you will receive as an additional bonus any 4 EASAOnline courses Free of Charge! The potential value of the offer is up to 440 USD. This is additional to all existing discounts and may be used at any convenient time following the subscription for either multiple delegates or a single nominated person:

The cost of attending EASAOnline courses has been set at extremely competitive rates with additional discounts available for companies with multiple attendees.

Below you can find the different plans that we offer and their costs. All prices are in United States Dollars ($ / USD).


·         2 to 4 courses/delegates - 10%
·         5 to 9 courses/delegates - 15%
·         10 to 24 courses/delegates - 20%
·         25 to 49 courses/delegates - 30%
·         50 courses/delegates - 40%

*Note that discounts are not applied to any type of package trainings offered on

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Related to Auditor Experience

If you are new to auditing or you have limited experience then the challenge of performing an audit can be quite daunting. It is not at all unusual to feel like a fish out of water (so to speak).

The best way to approach this is to be professional in our approach – to understand the audit subject and to use the knowledge of the auditee to our advantage.

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Let’s consider the purpose and role of an EASA compliant Audit, and at the same time to consider how it differs from other types of Audit.

What the Audit is?

The Joint Airworthiness Authority (JAA) implemented and EASA continued the role of Quality Assurance (It should be noted that the one of the unique aspects of this role is the need to demonstrate independence from the function or activity.
A Quality Assurance Audit (Now referred to also as a Compliance Audit specifically looks at the organisations process and procedures with too primary objectives.
Firstly to demonstrate compliance with the regulatory requirements and secondly to demonstrate also compliance with the company procedures.

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How are EASA approved components released to service following component maintenance activities?

Components are released by the authorized person who signs a Form 1 to release the component as a serviceable component.

Are other checks, tests or inspections considered as a Certificate of Release to Service (CRS)?

Exactly in the same way that the various elements of a base maintenance check contribute to the overall preparation of the completed work package which enables the base maintenance check to be signed by a C certifier, A Component CRS is certified by a person who has the knowledge back ground, experience, and competence to validate that all work has been performed to prepare the component for service.

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New Training Courses available with EOL.

We are constantly adding New Training Courses to EASAOnline – if you would like a specific training to be available on line please advise and we will do our best to accommodate you. is pleased to advise the availability of our latest online training EASA Part 21 Overview and Responsibilities for Part M CAMO.

This intensive course considers the roles and responsibilities of the PART M CAMO and the interfaces with PART 21 Subpart G Production Organizations and Part 21 Subpart J Design Organizations.

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The following details the Specific role of the Compliance Manager in a combined Quality System (OPS +145)

1) Be responsible for establishing, documenting, developing and managing the Compliance System and for ensuring that it continues to comply with regulatory requirements and to meet the needs of the business.

2) Ensure that all quality related policies and procedures detailed in the Operations, Quality and Company Exposition manuals are adhered to and carry out an ongoing review of the adequacy and effectiveness of Compliance System procedures.

3) Maintain and keep current all Compliance Audit and inspection records for review at any time by the Competent authority and other external bodies as appropriate.

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EASAOnline - The E-learning Revolution!

EASAOnline (EOL) is a service provided by Sofema Aviation Services, offering a range of EASA compliant online video regulatory courses.

EOL is supported by European Aviation Institute (EAI) an EASA Part 147 approved Maintenance Training Organization (MTO) with Certificate of Approval No RO.147.0003.

An essential role of the Part M CAMO organization is to provide oversight of the 145 process. There are a number of ways to look at this

Last modified on is pleased to offer both EASA compliant Regulatory Training including Part M, Part 145 & Part 21. (EOL) is a service provided by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) offering online video training by qualified technical aviation instructors including UK Nationals as well as Russian speaking trainers in the field of aviation.

Considering the EASA / FAA Differences

The FAA system is based on Direct Inspection and oversight and in addition uses the services of Designated Engineering Representatives (DER) and Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DAR).

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So what are the challenges to delivering an effective Compliance System within our Part M CAMO. Financial / Organizational / Manpower / Commercial / Contracted & Sub Contracted Service Providers?

Consider the relationship with Part 21 Subpart G & J organizations - The relationship is fundamentally Contract – means that in each case the organization is responsible to self-manage. Our role is to ensure oversight and diligent behavior.

Last modified on ( is pleased to offer both EASA compliant Initial EWIS and Recurrent EWIS training for all Target Groups. (EOL) is a service provided by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) offering online video training by qualified technical aviation instructors including UK Nationals as well as Russian speaking trainers in the field of aviation.

AMC 20-22 makes It very clear as to the requirements which are to be complied with to ensure the organization remains in conformity with EASA regulatory requirements.

Ultimately in accordance with the terms of the approval issued to Operators and MRO’s It is the Operators and Maintenance Organization Responsibility to comply with the requirements of Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems working practices and procedures including specifically EWIS training.

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EASA compliant Initial Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) and Recurrent Fuel Tank Safety online training by SofemaOnline

SofemaOnline is a service provided by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) offering online video training, focused on the development of a positive safety culture and the delivery of improved business performance.

Additional training in fuel tank safety as well as associated inspection standards and maintenance procedures should be required of CAMO technical personnel, especially the staff involved with the management of CDCCL, Service Bulletin assessment, work planning and maintenance programme management. EASA guidance is provided for training to CAMO personnel in Appendix XII to AMC M.A.706(f) and M.B.102(c).

The course follows the recommend EASA syllabus and provides students with an overview of fuel system safety considerations. Including: Historical incidents, ignition prevention, theoretical background and practical considerations.

Last modified on (EOL) is a service provided by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) offering online video training by qualified technical aviation instructors including UK Nationals as well as Russian speaking trainers in the field of aviation.

Sofema Aviation Services has been in operation now for almost 9 years. SAS commenced trading in March 2008 and today we are operating with 3 unique but complementary brands covering Aviation Jobs, Offline and Online Training and Consultancy and organizational support. We are looking forward to continuing to develop our core brands:, and

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Are you ready to join (EOL) and become part of a large and growing band of satisfied users? Please visit the website to view the huge range of courses on offer.

Managing your training budget is an important aspect of the role of any training manager, At (EOL) we understand the importance of maximizing the effectiveness whilst at the same time minimizing costs

Tell me about the 40% offer?

Last modified on (EOL) would like to welcome you to the growing numbers of satisfied users. Please visit the website to view the huge range of courses on offer.

The portfolio of available training courses is constantly being expanded and includes all the 145 recurrent training courses, ESDS, SMS, Maintenance Planning and Production Planning. As well as the generic courses which are loaded and available for all users, there are company specific courses which can only be accessed by your nominated delegate.

If any questions occur during the studying process our experienced trainers would be happy to support you.

Last modified on offers an online program to directly support persons who are wishing to undertake studies and examinations leading to EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License.
EASAOnline provides online support and our partner European Aviation Institute (EAI) an EASA Part 147 approved Maintenance Training Organization (MTO) with Certificate of Approval No RO.147.0003 are able to provide short courses and examinations both in Romania and currently in Bangkok.
EASA Regulated Aircraft Maintenance is interesting and highly professional moreover Licensed Aircraft Engineers are essential to maintain the global aviation industry. Employment in the field of aviation offers the potential of a wide and varied career with an attractive salary.

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The Maintenance Training Organisation Exposition (MTOE) defines the organisation and procedures upon which the EASA PART- 147 Organisation approval is based. The MTOE must be constructed in such a way that through the document the organisation is able to demonstrate full compliance with all regulatory requirements.
Consider that the purpose of the MTOE is actually two fold
a) To demonstrate full compliance with the regulatory environment
b) To describe the most efficient process to enable the organisation to operate in an effective way.
Also to consider that the Accountable Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the Maintenance Training Organisation and considering he has the necessary power to maintain adequate facilities, equipment, materials, technical data and qualified personnel as necessary, pertinent to the operation of the Maintenance Training Organisation, It is important that the contents of the MTOE are fully understood and accepted by the AM.

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