Seminar: Management System Requirements for Pilot Training

European pilot training organisations (‘ATO’s) and operators of Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD Operators) are required to document and implement a ‘management system’ [ORA.GEN.200]. Senior Managers in these organisations need to understand this requirement and how the various elements of the management system relate to their own duties and responsibilities. This seminar explores and explains the EASA requirements for management systems and the associated responsibilities of managers.

Training Objective

After attending this course you will be able to explain the main elements of an ‘EASA-compliant’ management system and how these relate to your role in the organisation.

Who should attend?

The seminar is aimed at management personnel from Pilot Training Organisations (‘Approved Training Organisations’ such as flight schools and type-rating training organisations) and people taking up ‘Accountable Manager’ or ‘Nominated Person’ (previously ‘nominated post-holder’) positions in accordance with ORA.GEN.210 (e.g. Head of Training). The course will be particularly useful as preparation for an interview with the Competent Authority (‘Form 4’ interview).


Management System overview:

The required elements of a management system in accordance with ORA.GEN.200 including Lines of Accountability, Policies, Safety Management, Trained Personnel, Documentation, and Compliance Monitoring.

Specific requirements for Pilot Training Organisations:

Personnel requirements for Approved Training Organisations and FSTD Operators. Additional requirements for ATOs providing training for CPL, MPL, ATPL and the associated ratings.

Safety Management (SMS):

Safety Management requirements including policies, risk assessment and risk management, safety assurance and safety promotion.

Compliance Monitoring

Compliance monitoring requirements including internal audit and sub-contracting.

Documentation requirements

Operations Manuals, Training Manuals, documented procedures and document management.



The seminar runs for approximately 6 hours including coffee breaks and a lunch break.


As the client you may choose to attend the McKechnie training facility in West Sussex or we can deliver the training at your own headquarters or training location.


The cost of a private seminar for up to 6 delegates at our facility in West Sussex (close to Gatwick Airport) is £2080. This includes lunch and refreshments.

If you would like the course to be delivered at your premises then we will make an additionally charge for travel time and costs.


To make a booking or for further information please email or ‘phone (+44 (0) 1293 387365) .