Training courses

EU Ramp Inspection Programme (SAFA) - Inspectors Recurrent

Introduction

(This course is the former SAFA Recurrent training, updated to Part-ARO/AMC/GM-Issue 3, Subpart RAMP requirements)

 

The EU Ramp Inspection Programme is a mandatory safety programme within the European Union (EU). All ECAC member states and a number of signatory states not part of ECAC are performing EU Ramp Inspection Programme inspections on foreign state operators.
In order to be able to perform EU Ramp Inspection Programme inspections, the inspector must have followed initial EU Ramp Inspection Programme training. Once qualified, ramp inspectors should undergo recurrent training in order to be kept up to date.

According to AMC1 ARO.RAMP.115(b)(3), the competent authority should ensure that all ramp inspectors undergo recurrent training at least once every 3 years after being qualified as EU Ramp Inspection Programme Ramp Inspectors, or when deemed necessary by the competent authority or the Agency, e.g. after major changes in the inspection procedures.

The Agency will inform the competent authority of such necessity and on the associated timeframe for implementation. Recurrent training should be delivered by a competent authority or by an approved Ramp Inspection Training Organisation.

The recurrent training should cover at least the following elements:

1. New regulatory and procedural developments:
2. New operational practices
3. Articulation review of other European processes and regulations (list of banned operators or aircraft pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005, authorization of third country operators)
4. Using data collected from Ramp Inspections and standardisation and harmonization issues

If a ramp inspector loses his/her qualification as a result of failure to undergo the recurrent training mentioned in the paragraph above, he/she should be re-qualified by the competent authority by providing him/her with the missing recurrent training.

Course Content

The recurrent training should cover at least the following elements:

1. New regulatory and procedural developments:
2. New operational practices
3. Articulation review of other European processes and regulations (list of banned operators or aircraft pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005, authorization of third country operators)
4. Using data collected from Ramp Inspections and standardisation and harmonization issues

 

Learning Objectives

To update the knowledge with recent developments regarding the EU Ramp Inspection Programme.

Who should take this course

Registration is limited to EU Ramp inspectors only.

Pre-requisites

Attendees should be authorized EU Ramp Inspection Programme inspectors in the area of Flight operations (Pilot or Flight engineer), Airworthiness (Aircraft maintenance or Flight engineer), Ground handling or any other specialist deemed acceptable to the national EU Ramp Inspection Programme authority, provided the training and experience requirements are met, and the delegate's experience is still considered adequate for the fulfillment of their function.

Duration

1 day, starting at 9:00 hrs. on finishing at approximately 17:00 hrs.

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