Working mission for implementation of the EASA software package SOFIA – (Safety Oversight Facilitated Integrated Application)
The Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Macedonia and the European Aviation Safety Agency – EASA signed a Multilateral Non-exclusive Licensing Agreement for access, use and modification of the facilitation of safety oversight, through the introduction of a web-based application.
Based on the signed agreement, during the period between 19 - 21 March 2013 the first meeting was held at the CAA premises between the representatives of the CAA team and the representatives from the European Aviation Safety Agency – EASA composed of Mr. Lynch Wendell, Mr. Carlos Tortosa and Mr. Luc Beaudion.
The purpose of their visit to the Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Macedonia was launching of the working mission for implementation of the software package SOFIA - EASA.
The representatives of the EASA Team pointed out that the software package SOFIA - EASA is basically a database application specially developed by the EASA, as a tool for data management and supervision, and is used by regional organizations for security oversight, data processing and creation of statistical reports. The software package is a web-based application and its intention is to assist organizations in order to easily manage the overall safety oversight processes and procedures in all aspects and areas of the civil aviation.
With the implementation of this software package, the CAA will easily perform inspections, the information flow will be faster and will positively affect execution of daily tasks.
Towards the successful implementation of this software package, beside the initial working mission, 3 to 4 working missions are planned until its final commissioning. The deadline for final implementation is defined in the Agreement signed between the European Aviation Safety Agency - EASA and the Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Macedonia as a user.
At the end of the last day of their visit the representatives of the EASA explained the further steps that should be undertaken by the CAA for the successful implementation of the software package SOFIA-EASA.
The Implementation of such package is in the manner of standardization of the Civil Aviation Agency with the European Safety Agency - EASA and the European Union aviation standards.