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Introduction by Sofema Online (SOL)

Sooner or Later!........... Foreign Object Debris - Becomes - Foreign Object Damage!

FOD-prevention programs can minimize FOD and its effects. According to experience, a program to control airport FOD is most effective when it addresses four main areas:

1/ Training
2/ Inspection by the airline, airport, and airplane handling agency personnel
3/ Maintenance
4/ Co-operation and co-ordination.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the fundamental role of an EASA Part 145 Organisation

 EASA Part 145 concerns the approval issued to aircraft maintenance organizations.

The Part 145 organization is responsible to perform and certify maintenance in accordance with its regulatory approval to an approved standard using approved data. 

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the factors which make Aviation Leadership Development Skills Training Course Stand Out!

Please see the following link to the course details -

Introduction to Positive Attributes of Leaders

Leaders are aware of the potential impact of their decision, good or bad, and have the capacity to make what can be hard decisions. Moreover, leaders know what they want to achieve and have the strength of character to pursue their objectives even in the face of opposition and often in spite of failures.

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Introduced by SofemaOnline (SOL) considerations related to Leadership in Aviation.

How Important is Effective Leadership?

The simple answer is very. The Aviation Leader heads up a system that is focused on delivering an aviation product or services which has safety consequences.

Leadership is a combination of personal attributes together with a broad set of skills.

Poor or ineffective leadership is a weak link in a chain that breeds other system weaknesses as well as myriad inefficiencies ultimately leading to both poor performance and wasted investment.

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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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Sofema Online (SOL) the worlds leading provider of EASA compliant Regulatory & Vocational Training also offers Dangerous Goods Awareness Training

Which Dangerous Goods Awareness Training do I require?

Which Dangerous Goods Awareness Training Do I Require?

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SofemaOnline (SOL) considers the best practices to achieve the desired outcome when dealing with Workplace Conflict Management within an Aviation Environment.

How to Handle Conflict? (Thomas-Kilmann Method)

Essentially there are 5 basic possibilities related to the challenge of dealing with Conflict they are:

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the best practices to achieve the desired outcome when dealing with Workplace Conflict & Conflict Management within an Aviation Environment.

Leadership Considerations

  • Leadership is a process whereby an individual influence a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.
  • Leadership can also be characterized as the ability to inspire trust, build relationships, encourage followers.
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Visit Sofema Library for access to a free resource of information across a range of subjects!

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the different roles of SB,s & AD,s

Airworthiness Directives

Airworthiness Directives (ADs) are legally enforceable rules issued by the Regulatory Authority of the Type Certificate Holder, (TCH) Supplemental Type Certificate Holder (STCH) or Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) (may also be issued by other Regulatory Authorities).

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Background to MSG3 Significant Structural Inspection (SSI) Program

Using MSG 3 Maintenance Philosophy we have 3 drivers for Structural Deterioration.  

       · Accidental Damage (AD)
       · Environmental Damage (ED)
       · Fatigue Damage (FD)

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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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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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