Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Awareness for Operators

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Brochure ButtonSAFA inspections of aircraft during transit and layovers in European airports can often cause disruptions to services. Sofema Aviation Services, with more than 40 years of experience to call on, has developed training that directly benefits the operators.SAFA Training for Operators is a training to directly assist the Operator in understanding the complete SAFA process: SAFA Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft. SAFA Training for Operators focuses clearly on the need for airlines to fully understand the SAFA process and to mitigate the possibility of findings by introducing their own internal SAFA audit program.

In addition, the SAFA Training for Operators course provided by Sofema Aviation Services is designed to ensure front-line and operations staff have a full understanding of how to improve the organisational management of the SAFA Process.

How to improve your process so that your organisation can better manage the SAFA audits you receive from European regulatorsSAFA Training for Operators will equip the attendee with the skills and techniques required to manage the organisations

SAFA process, In addition to providing an understanding of the need to develop appropriate internal SAFA procedures to include in company SAFA Auditing and processes to analyze and follow up on SAFA findings.


1. Abbreviations & Definitions
2. The History of SAFA & SACA
3. Introduction to ICAO Annex 1, 6 & 8 Role & Purpose
4. SAFA/SACA Regulatory & Legislation Review
5. Inspection Process Introduction SAFA, SACA & SANA
6. Considerations relate to the Performance of RAMP Inspections SAFA & SACA
7. Primary EASA Documents to Support SAFA - SACA
8. SAFA Finding Categories, Class of Actions & Proof of Inspection Form
9. Developing an Internal Audit Program to Preempt SAFA, SACA & SANA Exposure
10. Understanding the SAFA Checklist
11. SAFA Good Practices Guidance
12. Developing Operators Procedures to Address SAFA & SACA Ramp Inspections


Operators and Maintenance Organisation Nominated Persons, Line Managers, Quality System Managers and Auditors, Safety System Managers, CAMO Personnel.

Applicable for other Interested Persons and Stake Holders who provide operations services to Commercial Air Transport CAT or International GA – Business Operators.


A background or understanding of Operations within the European aviation environment will be an advantage.


The learning objectives of the SAFA Training for Operators course are to focus on the attendee’s understanding of the requirements of the organisational need to understand the impact of SAFA on the organisation and effective mitigation processes.


Course type: Presentation without voice over
Duration equivalent to 1-day classroom training
Category: Safety Management System (SMS) & Security
Price: 85 EUR


3 to 5 courses/delegates - 5%
6 to 10 courses/delegates - 10%
11 to 24 courses/delegates - 15%
25 to 49 courses/delegates - 20%
> 50 courses/delegates - 25%

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