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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com reviews the forthcoming requirements which will apply to EASA Part 145 Organisations in respect of Certification and Issue of Certificate of Release to Service (CRS).

Introduction

Regulation 2021/1963 amends Continuing Airworthiness Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 as regards safety management systems in maintenance organisations and correcting that Regulation.

Concerning New Text – (see italics)

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com Considers the importance of managing the risks in a systematic and controlled way using a Risk Register as the Fundamental Tool.

Hazard identification is the foundation of the risk management process in an SMS and may be conducted reactively, proactively, and even predictably. A Hazard is something with the potential to cause harm, and a risk is the potential outcome of a hazard.

What is the difference between a Safety System Hazard Register and a Risk Register?

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com Considers the importance of managing the risks in a systematic and controlled way using a Risk Register as the Fundamental Tool.

Hazard identification is the foundation of the risk management process in an SMS and may be conducted reactively, proactively and even predictably. A Hazard is something with the potential to cause harm, and risk is the potential outcome of a hazard.

What is the difference between a Safety System Hazard Register and a Risk Register?

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the changes which are introduced to the structure and format of the MOE to ensure compliance with Regulation 2021/1963

Note: All Transitional Activities must be complete by 2 December 2024.

» If not fully in compliance by 2 December 2024 then the approval certificate shall be revoked, limited, or suspended in whole or in part.

Introduction - EASA Part 145.A.70 concerns The Structure & Format of the MOE – The following points shall be complied with:

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers optimum techniques and practices for lifting & handling material within the Aviation Stores Facility.

Lifting and Material Handling Principles & Practice

Introduction - Employees using smart lifting practices are far less likely to suffer from back sprains, muscle pulls, wrist injuries, elbow injuries, spinal injuries, and other injuries caused by lifting heavy objects.

Potential Injury Causes

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the best practice to “ethically” help your audience make an informed decision.

Introduction

Mastering the art of speaking persuasively will help you achieve the outcomes you seek as well as motivate the audience to “buy-in” to your proposal or to take a specific action or follow your lead.

Our goal is to:

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com Considers the applicable repair criteria – ref Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness Revision 1 March 29, 2019.

Introduction - Design Data for Repairs

Acceptance of Design Data Used in Support of Repairs.

» Design data used in support of repairs must be approved or accepted, as appropriate, by the Exporting Authority (EA) / State of Design (SOD).

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at the various elements involved in an Aviation SMS Change Management Processes.

Introduction

We all accept that there will be constant changes both within our organisation (internal changes) and within the greater aviation system, (both internal and external) including:

» Regulatory changes,

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the various requirements related to the issue of Export Airworthiness Certification.

Introduction – Export Airworthiness Approval Procedures

Export Certificates of Airworthiness are issued by the FAA and the CAA for completed aircraft.

» Authorized Release Certificates (Airworthiness Approval Tags), or equivalent, are issued by the FAA and the CAA for aircraft engines, propellers, and articles.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the function of evaluation board and operational suitability data related to FAA & UK CAA Type Certification.

Introduction UK CAA Evaluation Process

The UK CAA system (derived from EASA) includes, under the type certification process, an approval of data that are considered necessary for the safe operation of an aircraft, called the Operational Suitability Data (OSD).

» These data, once approved, are attached to the TC through a reference in the TCDS and owned by the TC holder.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the optimum organizational safety system behaviours to effectively monitor safety performance.

Introduction - ICAO identifies an SPI as a “a data-based safety parameter used for monitoring and assessing safety performance.”  By developing effective organizational SPIs, we are able to measure and manage the processes to ensure the optimum output with a focus on the precursors of potentially serious events, rather than current visible outcome.

Why to Use Safety Performance Indicators?

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the primary roles and responsibilities of MCC Personnel.

Duty Material Planner / AOG Desk

The Duty Material Planner / AOG Desk is responsible to the Manager Maintenance Control to ensure that provisioning of parts, material & tooling is available to support the short term requirements and deferred defect rectification. In addition to expedite all material parts & tooling to support Aircraft which are AOG (Aircraft on Ground).

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com provides the answers!

To Answer the Question – Sofema Online Freedom Pass is

>> Suitable for anyone wishing to accelerate their EASA regulatory and vocational learning path development.

>> If you are building Knowledge & Competence in support of career advancement.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at the value of the Freedom Pass Program.

SOL is a web-based online training platform focused on delivering high quality online regulatory and vocational courses in the field of aviation, compliant within the scope of EASA, FAA, and other regulatory environments, together with additional competence building courses to provide for vocational training within the scope of the applicable regulatory environment.

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com and Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com are pleased to provide guidance & support to assist 145 organisations on the Road to SMS Implementation compliant with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1963.

Introduction

The focus of the Part 145 SMS will be to ensure the following:

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the essential aspects of modification activity during lease acceptance, transition & return.

Multiple options are on the table related to:

» What work will be performed (Returning Lessee or New Lessee or Outsourced)?
» Who will perform the work?
» Who will pay for the work or is a rental offset appropriate?

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com introduces Operational Suitability Data.

Introduction & Regulatory Drivers for OSD

With the entry into force of Commission Regulation (EU) No 69/2014 on 18 February 2014 the concept of Operational Suitability Data (OSD) was implemented, integrating operational evaluation elements into the certification design process as foreseen in the Basic Regulation1. Available operational suitability data are then referenced in the applicable Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS).

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the role and purpose of OSD.

Introduction Operational Suitability Data (OSD)

The European Commission published OSD requirements on 27 January 2014 requiring aircraft (and Helicopter) manufacturers, to submit data that EASA considers important for safe operations.

Operational Suitability Data (OSD)” means data, which are part of an aircraft type-certificate, restricted type- certificate or supplemental type-certificate, consisting of all of the following:

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Considerations by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looking at best practices to implement a Cyber Risk Mitigation Process within your organisation.

Introduction

Cyber security is not just about external protection of your data and information from external threats, we also have to consider any internal exposure as well.

To cover all potential eventualities, we need to develop an organisation risk mitigation strategy for managing cyber risks.

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