Flight Operations Inspector Theory
10-day course | London Gatwick & In-company
- EASA accredited course delivered by active UK CAA inspectors
- Learn practical Flight Operations inspector skills
- Theoretical and hands-on training through use of lectures, workshops and practical exercises
What is flight operations?
Flight Operations is the management of aircraft operations and can be divided into four main areas: Commercial Air Transport (CAT); Non Commercial Operations with Complex Motor-Powered Aircraft (NCC); Non Commercial Operations with other than Complex Motor-Powered Aircraft (NCO); and Specialised Operations (SPO) such as aerial survey or towing.
This course focuses on the processes for ensuring and assessing compliance with European Community rules on Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operations.
Designed and developed by practising Senior Flight Operations Inspectors, it is aimed at people working within both a regulatory and operational environment. This course forms a core part of the standard induction program for newly recruited UK CAA Flight Operations Inspecting Staff.
The course will equip you with the core knowledge and competencies to work towards and assess compliance with the applicable regulations.
This course is suitable for Inspecting staff within flight and ground operations, both in regulatory and industry positions.
The course may also be beneficial to AOC Post Holders and Compliance Auditors within the aviation regulatory environment.
This training course will include the following topics:
- Legislation Overview and Practical Exercise
- Overview of Safety Management Systems
- Flight Data Monitoring
- Maintenance Management and EASA Part M (Continuing Airworthiness)
- Part OPS / EU-OPS – Subpart J – Mass and Balance, Part OPS / EU-OPS – Subpart E – All Weather operations / RNAV Approvals and Part OPS / EU-OPS Subpart F, G, H and I – Performance
- Navigational Approvals
- Part OPS/ EU-OPS – Subpart Q – FTL including MSM Process
- Practical Auditing
- Part-FCL & Part OPS Subpart N
- MMEL & MEL Theory & Practical Workshop
- Flight Check Workshop
- Non-Compliant Operators
- Helicopters (JAR-OPS 3)
By the end of the course, through a combination of structured lectures, multimedia presentations, case study discussions, workshops and syndicate group activities, delegates will have acquired the core skill sets required to perform a flight operations inspecting role in the regulatory environment (being UK- or internationally-based).
Delegates should ideally be experienced holders of professional pilot licences, operations personnel currently working in the aviation regulatory environment or flight and ground operations AOC post holders.
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Flight Operations Inspector Theory Instructors
Russell has been working with helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts in the aviation industry for 37 years. He has been operating short-haul and long-haul commercial aircrafts and has extensive experience in airline management. Since 2013 Russell has been working as a Flight Operations Inspector (FOI) for the UK CAA. He is currently working as Standards Lead within the UK CAA’s Flight Operations Department and is responsible for the initial and recurring training of all FOIs including standardisation checks. Russel was part of the team that wrote the EASA accredited CAAi Flight Operations Inspector Theory course. He has also assisted national authorities overseas with FOI training and oversight assistance. Russel is a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Training Inspector for the UK CAA.