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Issued by EASA Competent Authority (CA) 

Reasons Why CA will issue the ARC

» Whenever circumstances reveal the existence of a potential risk to aviation safety

»  When the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft is managed by a CAMO or CAO which has its principal place of business located in a third country

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REGULATION (EU) 2018/ 1139 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL - of 4 July 2018 - on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

General Introduction

      » Crew members and, as appropriate, all other operations personnel

o   Familiar with applicable laws, regulations, and procedures, pertinent to the performance of their duties, prescribed for the areas to be traversed, the aerodromes used, and the air navigation facilities

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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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Review of Commission Implementing Regulation - 2020/1159 of 5 August 2020 amending Regulations (EU) No 1321/2014 and (EU) No 2015/640 as regards the introduction of new additional airworthiness requirements

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

Introduction

An aircraft, the design of which has already been certified, is not required to comply with an updated version of CS when it is produced or while in service.

Therefore compliance of such aircraft with additional airworthiness requirements that were not included in the initial CS at the time of certification of design should be introduced.

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Sofema Online Looks at the basic criteria which is applied to the UAE Regulatory Environment related to Pilot Training. 

Pilot Training - General

       » Trainee

o   Mature Education & Physical

o   Acquire & demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skill.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the importance of setting the correct pricing

Introduction

Developing both a credible price structure together with an efficient pricing strategy is an important aspect of business success.

       » How are the products arranged to show their value
       » How to direct customers to a profitable choice
       » How to Upsell
       » The Effect of using Price Anchors

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

Introduction - CAMO.A.125 Terms of approval and privileges of the organization (EU) 2020/270 

An organization approved in accordance with this Annex may: 

      » Extend an airworthiness review certificate under the conditions of point M.A.901(f) of Annex I (Part-M) or point ML.A.901(c)of Annex Vb (Part-ML), as applicable.
      » Located within a Member State

o   May additionally be approved to carry out airworthiness reviews in accordance with point M.A.901 of Annex I (Part-M) or point ML.A.903 of Annex Vb (Part-ML) as applicable, and:

o   Issue the related airworthiness review certificate and extend it in due time under the conditions of point M.A.901(c)(2) and point M.A.901(e)(2) of Annex I (Part-M) or point ML.A.901(c) of Annex Vb (Part-ML), as applicable;

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com and Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com offer Classroom, Webinar & Online Training I.A.W the requirements of GM2 CAMO.A.305(g) Personnel requirements training syllabus for initial safety training.

This document considers the situation related to organizations that are able to demonstrate partial compliance with the regulatory obligation and how they may demonstrate compliance.

Commented Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema “Understanding both the importance of the required training and the number of CAMO delegates who will need to demonstrate compliance with EASA Part CAMO Regulatory Requirements. Sofema has developed a training course which carefully covers in detail every element of the required syllabus - The course is 3 days in the classroom (It has to be to cover the subject matter!) It is also available with a voice-over (not slide reading rather complementary to the content of the slide) - This course has been audited multiple times and found to meet the training objective of GM2 CAMO.A.305(g).”

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At Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com we know this fact for sure

      » Sofema delegates benefit from taking SOL Courses – because they tell us!
      » Since Jan 2020 over 15,000 people have enrolled for Sofema Online Regulatory & vocational training courses

Sofema Online Status

2019 was a Real Turning Point for Sofema Aviation Services! It was the year where we achieved 25,000 satisfied customers.

With more than 550 Classroom www.sassofia.com & 220 Online Courses with www.sofemaonline.com, we are confident we can meet and usually exceed your expectations in a professional & cost-effective way. 

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Article 13 - Certification, Oversight & Enforcement

       » To ensure compliance with the CAR’s, the CA will:

o   Assess the applications & issue or renew certificates and receive declarations

o   Perform oversight of

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com Considers the practical issues associated with the requirement for regulatory compliance for Drone “OPS”

General Introduction

      » Non-Certified Drones do not require Registration
      » Owner / Operator must be registered with NAA of EU Country (Single Registration – Will require Renewal)

o   Once registered, you receive a ‘drone operator registration number’ To be displayed on all the drones including those privately built. You must also upload it into the ‘Drone’s remote identification system’.

o   The unique registration number is valid in all other EASA Member States

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SofemaOnline (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com offers Competence building training for CAMO Staff  - Planning – Engineering & Reliability

      » Achieve a solid understanding related to the role of Continued Airworthiness Management (CAM)
      » Able to engage in a more practical way with Part M Functionality and to avoid or mitigate problems
      » Able to use the regulation to proactively manage the Continuing Airworthiness (CA) of your aircraft
      » Understand the activities which support the analysis of Safety Data including SB’s and AD’s
      » Understand the purpose of STC’s and how they are integrated into the maintenance Program
      » Understand the roles and responsibilities within the various CAMO groups including Reliability, Technical Records, Engineering, & Maintenance Planning 

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Introduction - Why to Transform?

       » To improve employee engagement & belonging to the organization
       » To encourage employee investment into the long-term well-being & development of the organization.
       » Valued employees are typically more productive when they feel valued.

What is Cultural Transformation?

Essentially it is a process that can understand, measure, and move the company culture to a higher place based on this understanding of the organizational objectives related to cultural aspirations.

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com reviews the key elements of the Compliance Monitoring Function related to Aircrew Training Management Regulations

Introduction Compliance Monitoring _ General (GM1 ORA.GEN.200(a)(6)) - ED Decision 2012/007/R

Compliance Monitoring Function

       » Reflect the size, nature, and complexity
       » Compliance Manager (CM) may perform all audits and inspections himself/herself or allocate a resource
       » Personnel should be competent I.A.W. AMC1 ORA.GEN.200(a)(6) point (c)(3)(iii), (External / Internal) 

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Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema Group explains how we have grown into the largest provider of Regulatory Training worldwide with over 550 Classroom & Webinar Courses and over 200 online Regulatory Compliant & Vocational Training. Steve is pleased to provide answers to your questions:

Q - Why Do More Companies Not Offer So Many Online Courses?

A -The Simple Answer is Return on Investment, It takes around 1 Day to develop 1 hour of material so to provide a full 1 day Course typically takes around 7 - 8 Business Days (Which of course has to be funded either directly or indirectly) A further 5 Days is required to configure the course for inclusion on the online platform.

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Aircraft Maintenance Program Development – Considerations by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com

Introduction

When dealing with the complex technical systems involved in air transport, the consequences of unreliable services become critical and may include:

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at the core principles which enable us to deliver operational excellence within our organizations.

Introduction – What do we mean by Operational Excellence.?

Operational Excellence can be described as  “A philosophy of the workplace where problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership results in the ongoing improvement in an organization.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at the best practices which lead to operational excellence.

Introduction – What do we mean by Operational Excellence.?

Developing Technologies are able to quickly disrupt the status quo of what could be considered as traditional industries and the conventional marketplace.

There are no longer significant barriers for competitors to enter the marketplace and changes can often occur in a matter of months

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the Regulator Oversight of Aircraft Maintenance Programs (AMP)

Introduction

The Agency is, on behalf of the Member States, the competent authority for initial airworthiness as per Article 77(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (the EASA ‘Basic Regulation’). Following M.A.302(d)(2), ICA shall be the basis to develop an AMP. 

Whilst the Member State’s CA is responsible for approving the AMP, they should not normally impose such as national requirements, in addition to the instructions for continuing airworthiness (ICA) issued by the design approval holder during the certification process with the Agency.

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Airport Security Staff Dangerous Goods Awareness Training 

Sofema online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com provides Airport Security Staff with mandatory 24-month recurrent training

Features of Sofema Online Dangerous Goods Training

      » Convenient Online DG Training Available Now
      » Outstanding Value with Multi Delegate Discounts Available
      » Suitable for Flight Crew Dangerous Goods Recurrent Training
      » Suitable for Cabin Crew Dangerous Goods Recurrent Training
      » Fully Compliant Aviation Dangerous Goods Training
      » Update and current with 2021 DG Regulations

Competitively priced at 65 Euro/Person (Discounts of up to 40% available for multiple enrolments)

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