International Military Aviation Authority Updates at the Defence Aviation Safety Conference in Three Weeks’ Time

SMi Group Reports: The Defence Aviation Safety conference will include senior Military Aviation Authority briefings this month in London.

London, United Kingdom, April 09, 2019 --( SMi Group’s Defence Aviation Safety conference convening in London on the 29th-30th April 2019, will focus on enhancing military capability through improved safety standards, certification and data management.

One of the many important topics at this year’s conference will be "MAA Updates":

Air Vice Marshal Steven Shell, Director, Military Aviation Authority, UK MoD will be presenting on "Military Aviation Authorities contribution to delivering enhanced operational capability within the UK Defence Air Environment."

Major General Gunter Katz, Director General, German Military Aviation Authority will be presenting on "German implementation of a Total System Approach to Safety in Aviation."

Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon, Director Military Aviation Authority, Royal Netherlands Air Force will present on "Challenges for improved Aviation Safety Across the Netherlands Armed Forces."

Colonel Anders Janson, Head of Aviation Safety, Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters will be presenting on "Roles and responsibilities of the Swedish MAA and the certification process of JAS39 Gripen E."

Colonel Kimmo Nortaja, Director, Military Aviation Authority, Finnish Armed Forces will be presenting on "Performance, Safety and interoperability of Air platforms and Systems."

Colonel Lubomir Sitta, MAA CZE Director, Military Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic will be presenting on "Military Aviation Airworthiness for the Czech Armed Forces."

The event brochure with the full agenda and speaker line-up can be downloaded online at

Other organisations presenting include:
· Defence Safety Authority (DSA), UK MoD
· DE&S, UK MoD
· Army Head Quarters, UK MoD
· RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force
· Air Force Safety Center, US Air Force
· Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Australian Air Force
· Norwegian Air Force
· US Marine Corps
· Aviation Safety Authority, French Armed Forces
· Air Combat Command (ACC), US Air Force
· Italian Ministry of Defence
· BAE Systems Air
· Babcock International Group Plc
· Rolls-Royce Defence

Supported by the Defence Safety Authority (DSA), UK MoD, the two-day conference will bring together UK military leadership with responsibility for safety in the aviation environment as well as international senior defence experts from government and industry.

With only three weeks remaining until the conference, it is advised to register soon to guarantee a place. Places can be reserved at

Defence Aviation Safety Conference
29 - 30 April 2019
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK
Lead Sponsor: BAE Systems
Gold Sponsor: Babcock International, tlmNEXUS
Sponsors: Rolls-Royce, TUDOR TECH

To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, please contact: Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email

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