EASA Part 147 Section A - Technical Requirements Introduction

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the different elements within EASA Part 147


This structured approach under Section A ensures that approved training organizations operate to the highest standards, contributing to the safety and efficiency of the aviation industry by providing well-trained maintenance personnel.

General (Section A, Subpart A)

A.10 General: Sets out the scope of the regulation, including the types of organizations it applies to and the general conditions for approval.

>> Role and Purpose: To define the regulatory framework’s boundaries and establish the baseline requirements for an organization to be considered for approval under Part 147.

Organizational Requirements (Section A, Subpart B)

A.15 Accountability: Specifies the need for a clearly identified accountable manager and outlines their responsibilities.

>> Role and Purpose: To ensure there’s a designated individual with overall responsibility for the organization, ensuring compliance with Part 147 regulations.

A.20 Facility Requirements: Details the requirements for the facilities where training is conducted, including classrooms, workshops, and equipment.

>> Role and Purpose: To ensure that the physical environment is conducive to learning and is equipped to support both theoretical and practical training needs.

A.25 Personnel Requirements: Defines the qualifications and experience needed for instructors, examiners, and other key personnel.

>> Role and Purpose: To ensure that the organization has staff with the necessary expertise and capabilities to deliver high-quality training.

A.30 Documentation: Outlines the requirements for maintaining records and documentation, including training programs, qualifications, and certifications.

>> Role and Purpose: To ensure that there’s a robust system for tracking compliance, student progress, and the effectiveness of training programs.

Training and Examination Standards (Section A, Subpart C)

A.35 Knowledge and Skill: Specifies the standards for theoretical knowledge and practical skills that must be covered in the training programs.

>> Role and Purpose: To ensure that the training provided meets the competency standards required for aircraft maintenance personnel.

A.40 Basic Training Course Requirements: Details the requirements for courses that lead to a basic maintenance certification.

>> Role and Purpose: To define the structure and content of basic training programs, ensuring they meet industry standards.

A.45 Type Training Course Requirements: Specifies requirements for type-specific training programs, including content and duration.

>> Role and Purpose: To ensure that training on specific aircraft types is comprehensive and meets the specialized needs of maintenance personnel.

A.50 Examination and Assessment Standards: Sets out the standards for examinations and assessments, including methods, integrity, and security.

>> Role and Purpose: To ensure that examinations and assessments are conducted fairly and accurately reflect the competence of the trainees.

Quality System (Section A, Subpart D)

A.55 Quality System: Requires the establishment of a quality system to monitor compliance with Part 147 and the effectiveness of the training programs.

>> Role and Purpose: To ensure continuous monitoring and improvement of training quality, compliance with regulations, and the identification and correction of deficiencies.

Privileges (Section A, Subpart E)

A.60 Privileges: Describes the privileges granted to an organization upon receiving Part 147 approval, such as conducting approved courses and issuing certificates.

>> Role and Purpose: To delineate the specific rights and capabilities an organization gains with Part 147 approval, enabling it to officially contribute to the aviation maintenance training landscape.

Next Steps

Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com and Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com provide Classroom, Webinar and Online Training related to EASA Part 147 and Part 66 Regulatory Requirements – Please see the websites or email team@sassofia.com for details.


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