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What is the Aviation Regulatory Training Standards Association (ARTSA)?

ARTSA is a non-profit entity that unites regulatory training organizations worldwide to promote and maintain European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) compliant standards, professionalism, and quality in regulatory training.
ARTSA aims to define universal standards of regulatory training, encourage adherence to these standards, provide a platform for professional development, and foster global cooperation among regulatory training organizations.
Membership is open to any capable natural person or legal entity delivering EASA Compliant Aviation Regulatory and Vocational training, who agrees to adhere to the Code of Conduct and other standards set by ARTSA.
There are three types of memberships: full, associate, and honorary. Full members have voting rights and are mainly training providers. Associate members support ARTSA’s objectives but cannot vote. Honorary members are recognized supporters of ARTSA’s goals and are not charged fees or given voting rights.
Full members can vote, participate in decision-making, and are eligible to be elected to ARTSA’s bodies. All members must adhere to ARTSA’s Code of Conduct and contribute to its objectives, pay dues, and comply with legal regulations. Members should also uphold ARTSA’s reputation and not pursue contrary objectives.
The frequency of the General Assembly meetings is not specified in the provided statutes. However, regular Board Meetings are mentioned as a means to run the association effectively.
Yes, full members unable to attend the General Assembly may authorize another member to vote on their behalf, but not more than two times per year.
Yes, full and associate members must pay membership fees as determined by the Board. Honorary membership is free of charge.
ARTSA is funded through grants, donations, membership dues, and any other lawful revenue-generation methods.
ARTSA’s Code of Conduct is a set of expected behaviors and standards that all member organizations must maintain, emphasizing integrity, professionalism, and respect.
Non-compliance with the rules, standards, or Code of Conduct may result in the expulsion or termination of membership.
Membership can be terminated by a member’s resignation, death, legal dissolution, expulsion by the Management Board, or for non-payment of fees.
Yes, ARTSA has provisions for regular review and timely amendments to its Articles of Association and Code of Conduct.
In the event of dissolution, remaining assets will be distributed to another organization with similar objectives, ensuring the continuity of the mission and objectives.
The head office and registered address of ARTSA is in Bulgaria, Sofia, Lozenets District, 19 Yakubitza str., 4th floor, office A4.
ARTSA can be contacted at its registered address. Specific contact information such as phone number or email may be provided separately by the association.
The Management Board is the governing body of ARTSA, comprised of 3 to 7 members who are part of the Association.
Each member serves a one-year term but can be re-elected an indefinite number of times.
The Executive Director is appointed by the Management Board from among its members.
The Board convenes General Meetings, manages the Association according to its Statutes and the law, accepts new members, adopts programs, represents the Association, administers property, prepares budgets, activity reports, and determines membership fees, among other duties.
The Management Board must meet at least four times a year or upon request by any of its members.
A meeting is officially held if more than half of the members are present, including those connected via telecommunication.
Yes, decisions can be made without a meeting if all members sign the minutes without comments or objections.
The Executive Director, or in their absence, a chosen member of the Management Board, presides over meetings.

Decisions are made by a majority vote of those present, except for specific decisions which require a majority of all members.

Yes, any member of the Association can challenge decisions by submitting a complaint to the General Meeting.

The Executive Director represents ARTSA in relations with third parties and is a financially liable person of the Association.

 Another Management Board member appointed by the Chairperson will take over if the Executive Director is temporarily unavailable.

 The Association’s property includes real rights in movable and immovable property, donations, bequests, and other assets.

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ARTSA is registered and operates under the Bulgarian Commercial Register, the Non-profit Legal Entities Act, and Bulgarian law.

The Code of Conduct outlines expected behaviors such as integrity, professionalism, respect, compliance, conflict of interest avoidance, responsibility for actions, and reporting violations.

Breaches can result in disciplinary action, including termination of membership.

Termination can occur through a General Meeting decision or by court judgment under specified conditions.

A liquidator appointed by the Management Board will manage the liquidation process following legal and statutory provisions.

In case of inconsistencies, the Bulgarian text of the Statutes prevails.

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