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SofemaOnline (SOL) offers Competence building training for CAMO Staff  - Planning – Engineering & Reliability

      » Achieve a solid understanding related to the role of Continued Airworthiness Management (CAM)
      » Able to engage in a more practical way with Part M Functionality and to avoid or mitigate problems
      » Able to use the regulation to proactively manage the Continuing Airworthiness (CA) of your aircraft
      » Understand the activities which support the analysis of Safety Data including SB’s and AD’s
      » Understand the purpose of STC’s and how they are integrated into the maintenance Program
      » Understand the roles and responsibilities within the various CAMO groups including Reliability, Technical Records, Engineering, & Maintenance Planning 

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Introduction - Why to Transform?

       » To improve employee engagement & belonging to the organization
       » To encourage employee investment into the long-term well-being & development of the organization.
       » Valued employees are typically more productive when they feel valued.

What is Cultural Transformation?

Essentially it is a process that can understand, measure, and move the company culture to a higher place based on this understanding of the organizational objectives related to cultural aspirations.

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) reviews the key elements of the Compliance Monitoring Function related to Aircrew Training Management Regulations

Introduction Compliance Monitoring _ General (GM1 ORA.GEN.200(a)(6)) - ED Decision 2012/007/R

Compliance Monitoring Function

       » Reflect the size, nature, and complexity
       » Compliance Manager (CM) may perform all audits and inspections himself/herself or allocate a resource
       » Personnel should be competent I.A.W. AMC1 ORA.GEN.200(a)(6) point (c)(3)(iii), (External / Internal) 

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Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema Group explains how we have grown into the largest provider of Regulatory Training worldwide with over 550 Classroom & Webinar Courses and over 200 online Regulatory Compliant & Vocational Training. Steve is pleased to provide answers to your questions:

Q - Why Do More Companies Not Offer So Many Online Courses?

A -The Simple Answer is Return on Investment, It takes around 1 Day to develop 1 hour of material so to provide a full 1 day Course typically takes around 7 - 8 Business Days (Which of course has to be funded either directly or indirectly) A further 5 Days is required to configure the course for inclusion on the online platform.

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Aircraft Maintenance Program Development – Considerations by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS)


When dealing with the complex technical systems involved in air transport, the consequences of unreliable services become critical and may include:

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Sofema Online (SOL) looks at the core principles which enable us to deliver operational excellence within our organizations.

Introduction – What do we mean by Operational Excellence.?

Operational Excellence can be described as  “A philosophy of the workplace where problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership results in the ongoing improvement in an organization.

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Sofema Online (SOL) looks at the best practices which lead to operational excellence.

Introduction – What do we mean by Operational Excellence.?

Developing Technologies are able to quickly disrupt the status quo of what could be considered as traditional industries and the conventional marketplace.

There are no longer significant barriers for competitors to enter the marketplace and changes can often occur in a matter of months

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the Regulator Oversight of Aircraft Maintenance Programs (AMP)


The Agency is, on behalf of the Member States, the competent authority for initial airworthiness as per Article 77(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (the EASA ‘Basic Regulation’). Following M.A.302(d)(2), ICA shall be the basis to develop an AMP. 

Whilst the Member State’s CA is responsible for approving the AMP, they should not normally impose such as national requirements, in addition to the instructions for continuing airworthiness (ICA) issued by the design approval holder during the certification process with the Agency.

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Airport Security Staff Dangerous Goods Awareness Training 

Sofema online (SOL) provides Airport Security Staff with mandatory 24-month recurrent training

Features of Sofema Online Dangerous Goods Training

      » Convenient Online DG Training Available Now
      » Outstanding Value with Multi Delegate Discounts Available
      » Suitable for Flight Crew Dangerous Goods Recurrent Training
      » Suitable for Cabin Crew Dangerous Goods Recurrent Training
      » Fully Compliant Aviation Dangerous Goods Training
      » Update and current with 2021 DG Regulations

Competitively priced at 65 Euro/Person (Discounts of up to 40% available for multiple enrolments)

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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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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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