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DSA Director General to speak at Defence Aviation Safety Conference

Posted 5 December 2018 · Add Comment

Conference organisers SMi Group have revealed a list of key speakers for the Defence Aviation Safety Conference in London, 29-30 April 2019, including Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Director General of the Defence Safety Authority (DSA), UK MoD.



Registration has now officially open for the two-day Defence Aviation Safety Conference, which is dedicated to aviation safety in the defence and military environment -supported by the Defence Safety Authority (DSA) - bringing together senior military leaders with responsibility for safety in the aviation domain as well as international defence experts from government and industry.

Whilst it will predominantly be focused on the Air Force, the programme will feature key aviation leaders from the land and maritime domains.

Key Speakers at the conference include:

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Director General Defence Safety Authority (DSA), UK MoD
    Major General Günter Katz, Director General, German Military Aviation Authority, German MoD
    Major General John T. Rauch Jr, Air Force Chief of Safety Commander, Air Force Safety Center, US Air Force
    Air Vice-Marshall Graham Russell, Director Helicopters, DE&S, UK MoD
    Rear Admiral Jonathan Pentreath, Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, Army Head Quarters, UK MoD
    Air Commodore Jason Agius, Director General Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Australian Air Force
    Air Commodore Mark Jeffrey, Head of RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force
    Brigadier General Rolf Folland, Norwegian Air inspectorate of Flying, Norwegian Air Force
    Brigadier General Laurent Aubigny, Director State Aviation Safety Authority, French Armed Forces
    Colonel Anders Janson, Director of the Swedish Military Aviation Authority, Swedish Armed Forces
    Mr. Richard Duriez, Aerospace Capabilities Section Armament & Aerospace Capabilities Directorate, Defence Investment Division, NATO International Staff

Key topics will include:

    Designing and maintaining safe air systems including the role of certification in each
    Ensuring and assuring safe operation of air systems
    Weapons safety and integration
    Safe integration and certification of systems-of-systems
    How military and industry can work together to apply standards more effectively to reduce the cost and length of the certification process
    Mutual recognition and the shared use of available evidence
    Certification requirements at different stages of a system’s lifecycle

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