On behalf of Sofema Aviation Services, Kevin Rookes had the pleasure to deliver a two-day course on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia GACAR Part 145 & Part 43 for Repair Stations and a one-day course for Developing a FAA Repair Station Training Program to Falcon Aviation Services at their facility in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The Training took place from October 8th to October 10th, 2018 with Twelve delegates attending.
About the Training
For mechanics working on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) registered aircraft or aircraft components in a Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) environment, it is essential that they have a good understanding of GACAR Part 43 Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding and Alteration.
GACAR Part 43 sets the requirements for what kinds of the KSA registered aircraft mechanics can work on, who can work on the aircraft, and who can sign off the aircraft’s logbook. It also defines the standards for the work which is performed, record keeping requirements, and ensures that an aircraft is “airworthy” after work has been performed.
GACAR Part 145 Repair Stations sets forth safety standards necessary to inspect and maintain aircraft and aircraft parts. These safety standards ultimately benefit the maintenance personnel, passengers, and flight crew.
For example, Subpart C Housing and Facilities requirements are designed to keep maintenance personnel safe and provide a safe working environment, while Subpart E Operating Rules result in a safe aircraft that can be used by the flight crews to provide a safe and efficient mode of transportation.
This training course describes in detail GACAR Part 43 and GACAR Part 145 and the relationship to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia air carriers for a foreign certificated repair station located outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- Terms and Definitions
- Introduction and Structure of the GACARs
- Understanding Airworthiness
- GACAR Part 145 Framework
- GACAR Part 145 Subpart A – General
- § 145.1 Applicability
- § 145.5 Certificate and Operations Specifications Requirements
- GACAR Part 145 Subpart B – Certification
- § 145.15 Application for Certificate
- § 145.17 Issue of Certificate
- § 145.19 Duration of Certificate
- § 145.21 Renewal of Certificate
- § 145.23 Amendment to or Transfer of Certificate
- § 145.27 Limited Ratings
- GACAR Part 145 Subpart C – Housing, Facilities, Equipment, Materials, and Data
- § 145.37 General
- § 145.39 Housing and Facilities Requirements
- § 145.41 Change of Location, Housing, or Facilities
- § 145.45 Equipment, Materials, and Data Requirements
- GACAR Subpart D – Personnel
- § 145.55 Personnel Requirements
- § 145.56 Management Personnel Required
- § 145.57 Supervisory Personnel Requirements
- § 145.59 Inspection Personnel Requirements
- § 145.61 Personnel Authorized To Approve an Article for Return to Service
- § 145.63 Recommendation of a Person for Certification as a Repairman
- § 145.65 Records of Management, Supervisory, and Inspection Personnel
- § 145.67 Training Requirements
- § 145.69 Dangerous Goods Training
- GACAR Part 145 Subpart E – Operating Rules
- § 145.79 Privileges and Limitations of Certificate
- § 145.81 Work Performed at Another Location
- § 145.83 Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, and Alterations Performed for Certificate Holders Operating Under GACAR Part 121, 125, 133 or 135
- § 145.87 Repair Station Manual
- § 145.89 Repair Station Manual Contents
- § 145.91 Quality Control System
- § 145.93 Safety Management Systems
- § 145.95 Inspection of Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, or Alterations
- § 145.97 Capability List
- § 145.99 Contract Maintenance
- § 145.101 Recordkeeping
- § 145.102 Electronic Recordkeeping
- § 145.103 Service Difficulty Reports
- § 145.105 Inspections
- GACAR Part 43 Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance, Rebuilding, and
- Applicability of Part 43
- Who Can Work on an Aircraft?
- Who Can Sign-off Work Performed on an Aircraft?
- Performance Rules
- Part 43 Appendices
A Repair Station / Approved Maintenance Organization Training Program is a prerequisite for obtaining a Part 145 approval for many National Aviation Authorities (NAA) who base their regulations on the U.S. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
This training includes practical examples of how to establish a Training Program to achieve regulatory approval as well as the sharing of experiences by the instructor on how to gain employee ‘buy-in’ to implement a company-wide training program which ensures that personnel competence is measured and continually improved upon.
What is included in the Training
- Terms and Definitions
- Training Program Regulatory Requirements
- Developing the Training Program Scope & Complexity
- Identifying Training Categories and Courses of Study
- Establishing a Training Needs Assessment
- Considering Areas of Study and Course Definition
- Identifying the Training Method & Sources of Training
- Qualifying Training Instructors
- Measuring Competence & Training Effectiveness
- Training Documentation
- Developing a Training Program Manual
About Falcon Aviation Services
Falcon Aviation Services is a certified charter aviation company based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is a corporate jet and helicopter service provider focused on the Middle East and North Africa. Falcon’s main operating base is at Al Bateen Executive Airport near Abu Dhabi, dedicated for VIP private charters and oil and gas support. Major scope of work is to support the Abu Dhabi oil and gas governmental sectors. Falcon offers a variety of services, including worldwide private jet charter and private helicopter charter, wet leasing, aircraft management, aircraft maintenance (MRO), oil & gas aviation support, continuing airworthiness management (CAMO), FBO, aircraft cleaning and aircraft leasing.
About Sofema Aviation Services (SAS)
SAS has built up a genuine reputation for effective consultancy and support together with motivational training which educates and inspires delegates. Training programmes include:
- European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)
- Overseas Territory Aviation Regulations (OTAR)
Behind Sofema Aviation Services we have over 40 Years industry experience to call on, and are able to help you develop the most appropriate outcomes for your organization. We understand the importance of helping organizations to meet the challenge of managing competence, and to develop a positive safety culture to help deliver improved business performance. Our primary focus is on delivering quality assured support and training services.
What the Delegates Said About the Training
“Able to elaborate the topics for further understanding”
“Made sure all class understood”
“Loud and clear”
“Good knowledge of subject material”
“Well explained and good interaction”