SENASA has wide experience participating in consultancy and training projects with ICAO, EASA and EUROCONTROL. In addition we have cooperation agreements with several regional/national organizations such as COCESNA/ACSA, AENA…Manufacturers such as BOEING and AIRBUS.
In the framework of the Aviation Safety, SENASA has a consultancy Team with a high level of expertise including International Programmes and Training to foreign Civil Aviation Authorities.
SAFA (Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft) Ramp Inspections are part of a European Community Safety Programme and is mandatory in all EU Member States and in all States with which EASA signed agreements on SAFA Working Arrangement. In total 42 States are part of this Programme.
These inspections mandated by Commission Directive 2004/36/EC follow a procedure common to all Member States and are then reported using a common format. If an inspection identifies significant irregularities, these will be taken up with the airline and oversight authority. Where irregularities have an immediate impact on safety, inspectors can demand corrective actions before they allow the aircraft to leave.
SENASA has been performing SAFA inspections on behalf of the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC/AESA) since 2005. SENASA has also been involved in the management of the Programme advising on:
At the moment SENASA has performed more than 7000 SAFA Inspections and more than 4500 SANA Inspections (Ramp Inspections performed to Spanish aircrafts) which makes a cumulative experience of more than 11500 Ramp Inspections performed by a team composed by Aeronautical Engineers, Pilots, Ground Engineers and Flight Dispatchers.
SENASA has been approved by AESA as SAFA Training Organization in accordance with the requirements of European Directive 2008/49/EC.
SAFA Initial Training Course (3 days theorical + 1 day practical)
This course is mandatory to qualify future SAFA Inspectors. The contents are:
SAFA Recurrent Training (1 day)
On The Job Training
SAFA Ramp Inspections Course (2 days)
This course will present operators the basis of the SAFA Programme and will allow them to identify the critical areas arising from SAFA Inspections and will be able to put in place preventive action plans and adequate answers to the inspecting National Aviation Authority.
The contents of the course are:
If required, practical training on aircraft can be delivered, or tailored courses for specific topics or key personnel, at the customer facilities