Hear International Military Aviation Authority Updates at Defence Aviation Safety 2021

Event Defence Aviation Safety Conference 2021
Organiser SMi Group Ltd.
Event Date 21.04.2021
Press Release Date 12.01.2021

SMi Group’s Defence Aviation Safety conference will feature safety updates from the Netherlands, Finland, Hungary and Luxembourg

Defence Aviation Safety 2021 will take place as a virtual conference on 21st – 22nd April 2021 to enable leaders within the military aviation domain to network and share best practices that will save lives and protect capability.

Registration is FREE for military and government personnel, and just £999 for commercial organisations. Register online at http://www.defenceaviationsafety.com/airportsuppr2

Keeping aircraft airworthy and creating a safety culture across military aviation has become increasingly vital, as many defence forces continue to extend the lifecycle of their platforms and systems.

With this in mind, SMi Group are pleased to announce that there will be 4 International Military Aviation Authority briefings from the Netherlands, Finland, Hungary and Luxembourg, to provide updates on how each nation is ensuring the safe delivery of capability and working towards a robust safety culture:

1) MAA-MLD Update: To Report or Not to Report… That’s (Not) The Question…

  • Improving safety culture through leadership
  • How special are we; exemption-policy in the military context
  • Growing towards a comprehensive, all inclusive and robust reporting culture

Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon, Director Military Aviation Authority, Netherlands Armed Forces


2) A Finnish Military Aviation Authority Update: Maximising Performance of Air Systems Whilst Delivering Safety For All

  • Establishing aviation safety standards for the Finnish Armed Forces
  • Safety Culture: leadership and management
  • Finland’s MAA incident reporting system covering both aircrew and maintenance personnel reporting.
  • Examples of domestic certification of air systems

Colonel Kim Juhala, Director, Finnish Military Aviation Authority


3) Hungarian MAA: Ensuring Safe Delivery and Maintenance of Military Aircraft Across the HDF

  • Structure, responsibilities and priorities for the Hungarian MAA
  • Airworthiness and maintenance procedures that deliver safety for all air platforms
  • Working with international partners to benchmark safety standards
  • On boarding of new H145M military helicopter platforms and an update on the certificating process

Lieutenant Colonel Sandor Simon, Head of Airworthiness Section, MAA, Hungarian Defence Forces


4) Luxembourg Military Airworthiness and Safety Management Systems: A Cooperative Hybrid Approach

  • History and facts on Luxembourg Armed Forces/ State aviation activities and the emerging need for safety oversight.
  • An overview of how the Luxembourg MAA plans to operate and oversee safety
  • Regulatory oversight for military air systems and state aviation, based on operational context
  • Current focus and priorities for airworthiness
  • Working with industry to deliver superior and safe military Aircraft
  • Case study: on boarding the A400 M vs H145M

Francois Mathieu, Air Capabilities/Military Aviation Authority, Luxembourg Directorate of Defence


The 2021 brochure containing the full agenda and speaker line-up is available to download for free at http://www.defenceaviationsafety.com/airportsuppr2


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