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Identified by EASA as Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 of 26 November 2014

Presentation by SofemaOnline (SOL) - Considerations related to SMS in Part - CAMO

Introduction

EASA as the representative of the European Aviation Community has the responsibility to develop a set of regulations that can be embraced by the European Aviation Community to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of ICAO Annex 19.

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Introduction by Sofema Online - www.sofemaonline.com

Starting the SMS Process

The primary goal of a general introduction is to focus on the understanding of the different processes associated with a compliant SMS. (Compliant with ICAO - Annex 19 & Compliant with EASA - Multiple Regulations) ATC - ANS- Airports - Operators - CAMO’s & Maintainers (AMO’s)

The Importance of the Management Commitment to the success of the SMS can not be understated, correctly implemented.

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Introduction by Sofema Online 

Without a doubt, Body Language impacts executive presence. We need to recognise this and to embrace every opportunity to show that we are relaxed, comfortable and confident.

Different People - Different Culture

Whilst our body language is different we can promote the focus on specific elements

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

Concerning Certificate of Release to Service issued following incomplete Maintenance Ref Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/270 & AMC M.A.801(g)(f) Aircraft certificate of release to service

Although of course, the applicable Maintenance Organisation is responsible for the signing of the Certificate of Release to Service, All Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO’s) should ensure that they fully understand their roles and responsibilities related to MCF and that their procedures related to managing and coordinating such MCF are fully integrated into their organisations documented process and procedures to ensure continued compliance as well as the required levels of safety.

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Effective 24 March 2020 Regulation (EU) 2020/270 amending Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014.

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

GM M.A.305 Aircraft continuing airworthiness record system

The aircraft continuing airworthiness records are the means to assess the airworthiness status of a product and its components.

An aircraft continuing airworthiness record system includes the processes to keep and manage those records and should be proportionate to the subject aircraft. Aircraft continuing airworthiness records should provide the owner/CAO/CAMO of an aircraft with the information needed:

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Consolidated Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 on Continuing Airworthiness (applicable from 24 March 2020).

Ref Also Annex I to ED Decision 2020/002/R (Amending Annex I to Decision 2015/029/R)

Part-CAMO is applicable to:

Aircraft used by licensed air carriers “ AC” -  (Commercial Air Transport) and Complex A/C. Part-CAMO has superseded current Subpart-G of Annex I (Part-M) effective 24th March 2020 and at the end of the transition period 24th September 2020 - will become the only option.

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Question and Answer Session with Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema Online (SOL)

1. What are Initial & Recurrent EASA 145 Training Courses?

A/ The Part 145 Organisation is responsible for the competence of its employees - this of course includes both Certifying Staff & Mechanics.

See the following link for details of what training is required to support EASA Part 145 approval, including Third Country Approval  https://www.easa.europa.eu/faq/19100

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Introduction

As an industry, we have anticipated the need for the development of Part M, in particular, to better address the needs of the General Aviation Community for some time.

EASA has now commenced a significant transition which will see the demise of Part M Subpart G by September 2021 at the latest.

Part M Subpart G will be replaced by Part CAMO.

EASA Part M is a core element of the Continuing Airworthiness Regulation (EU No 1321/2014) which establishes the regulation involving continuing airworthiness of the aircraft, its parts and appliances as well as the organisations and personnel involved.

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Sofema Aviation Services looks at the process to ensure effective EASA Part 145 Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) and Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) - Training

Introduction

Sofema has been providing for several years support to help organisation achieve a high level of “In Company” - related to the “self management” of EASA 145 Initial & Recurrent Training.

FTS owes its origins to the analysis following the inflight break up of Flight TWA 800 in July 1996. The origins of EWIS in fact go back a lot further but did not take on a formal identity until Aug 1996 when a White House Commission under the directorship of vice president Al gore was set up.

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Sofema Online www.sofemaonline.com takes a look at the process by which an organisation can engage with activities related to enabling Performance Coaching.

What is a Performance Coach?

First, to consider the role of Leaders & Managers, Leaders typically share their visions and drive the business process to reach the goal whilst Managers strive to deliver results by exerting controls within an organisational business structure and within an agreed budget.

The role of a “Performance Coach” is to engage with the client and encourage the client to reach a conclusion without the coach providing your interpretation of events or giving directions. The whole point of coaching is for the client to reach their own conclusions and understandings and to determine their own actions.

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Sofema Online Considers HF Exposures related to Distractions & Interruptions.

Introduction

Industry empirical data indicates that approximately 15% of maintenance related accidents are the result of distractions.

An individual having been distracted or interrupted during a task is usually unaware that an action or step may have been missed or left incomplete.

Distractions are the number one cause of forgetting to do things, however whilst distractions in the workplace cannot be eliminated we should strive to reduce them to a minimum.

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Sofema Online www.sofemaonline.com considers issues related to SMS Culture & Organisational Factors within an EASA Part CAMO Organisation.

Safety Culture & Organisational Factors

Safety Culture is the set of enduring values and attitudes regarding safety issues, shared by every member of every level of an organization. Safety Culture refers to the extent to which every individual and every group of the organization is aware of the risks and unknown hazards induced by its activities; is continuously behaving so as to preserve and enhance safety; is willing and able to adapt itself when facing safety issues; is willing to communicate safety issues; and consistently evaluates safety-related behavior.

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Sofema Online considers elements & issues related to Safety Risk Management within an effective Safety Management System.

Introduction - Safety Risk Management

Safety risk management is a generic term that encompasses the assessment and mitigation of the safety risks of the consequences of hazards that threaten the capabilities of an organization, to a level as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

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Sofema Online considers the connection between Aviation Human Factors and Safety Management within the workplace.

Human Factors awareness should be integrated throughout our safety management systems including training, supervision, procedures, workplace design, risk assessment and emergency arrangements

Introduction

Once we take the view that Humans do not deliberately make mistakes we start to understand the importance of mitigating any “perceived” exposures by understanding how humans and human behavior can most safely and efficiently be integrated within the business roles which we need to perform.

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SofemaOnline considers the Importance of Encouraging Employee Engagement with the Organisations Safety Management System.

Introduction

The success of SMS is influenced by the willingness of the organisation to reach out and embrace new working methods and change processes, to develop positive changes in organisational and individual culture. If you can do this, improvements in organisational efficiency will usually lead to significant cost savings.

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A review carried out by Sofema Online following the introduction of Safety Management Systems within the EASA Part CAMO environment.

Introduction


It is a reality today that even when organisations are run effectively, means they are well-organised and have efficient (internal) Management Systems, they may still encounter hidden and unexpected hazards within the various interfaces both internal & external.
Across Multiple Organisations safety management system interfaces can become complex, with the possibility of unknown or latent hazards hidden within the inter-organisational interfaces.
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1. Part M is split into 2 Part ML & Part M

A long time coming Part M one size fits all was not working in the best way so EASA took the initiative and created Part M Light - EASA Part ML (Annex Vb). Part ML is a stripped down version of Part M requirements and is only applicable for private aircraft up to 2730 KGS.

Note 1 other Private Aircraft must follow Full PART M.

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Are You Up to Speed with EASA Regulatory Changes? 

Are you familiar with the Part CAMO Management System Requirements? 

SofemaOnline Launches updated Online Training Support for EASA Large Aircraft CAMO Operations.

Sofema Online (SOL) will be offering the following new courses individually and together as a package:

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Sofema Online considers the challenge of Managing Errors.

Introduction

To Errоr is to be Human, this is true in aviation as in any other activity, however, aviation is maybe less forgiving and we should understand the outcomes can be catastrophic.

Background

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Sofema Online (www.sofemaonline.com) considers HF exposures related to Manpower.

Introduction

Human factors issues, specifically human errors, contribute to more aircraft incidents and accidents than any other single factor. Human errors includes errors committed by maintenance personnel and others who have a direct impact on flight safety.

It is important that Organisations ensure that manpower availability is closely aligned to the specific needs. Managers and Supervisors should also be attuned to how the work environment is affecting employees to ensure harmony and balance (lack of balance can lead to fatigue & stress).

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