AIRDAT will be hosting a 2-day training course on auditing in aviation at the Sofitel Hotel, Gatwick on the 9th and 10th of November.

To book spaces on this course please follow this link. Further details on the course can be found below but if there is anything else you need to know please contact the team at [email protected].

Auditing in Aviation

Audits are of increasing importance for aerodromes and authorities when it comes to implementing management systems. They are an essential tool for identifying and developing potential improvements as part of the continuous improvement process, particularly with regards to the required enhancement of quality and safety management systems.

The focus of this training course is on the basic principles of auditing, audit procedures and techniques. This enables the participants to conduct audits in their own organization or to prepare for an upcoming audit (e.g. by an authority or external organization). The audit criteria could be safety, quality or environmental aspects at aerodromes.

The participants have the possibility to practice what they have learnt in exercises including topics of particular practical relevance.

Target Audience

This 2-day course is intended for beginners in auditing, for example, responsible for auditing operational processes or external companies as part of the safety management system. This course also addresses authority personnel responsible for auditing companies as part of the certification and oversight process (e.g. as required by EASA regulations for aerodrome authorities).

Meet your trainers

Jan Walther: Mr Walther is an aviation consultant and project engineer with extensive expertise in airport operations, apron management services, ground handling, safety management systems for aerodromes and state safety management in Germany as well as auditing of safety management systems.

Wolfgang Jöres: On the basis of his commercial pilot license and his engineering degree, Mr Jöres has been working in aviation for more than 30 years, mainly in leadership positions. In his diverse positions, Mr Jöres acquired an in-depth knowledge of operational, technical, economic, and regulatory aspects in aviation, e.g. modification of aircraft, special mission operations, and airspace infrastructure. Today he acts as an aviation consultant for special mission operators, and as an aerospace auditor.

Course Content

Management systems and derivation of auditing basics:

  • Audit objectives based on quality management and in particular referring to safety management systems
  • Planning and preparing of audits
  • Definition of audit criteria
  • Conducting the audit
  • Analysis and evaluation of audits
  • Tracking of identified correction measures and their effectiveness

Additional topics include:

  • Auditor competences
  • Questioning techniques and communication as well as social soft skills

At just £859 for the two days including all materials, refreshments and lunch, it offers superb value. In addition, we have also secured exclusive rates on parking and accommodation with Sofitel, details of which can be found on the booking form.