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The 2nd annual Defence Aviation Safety Conference returns to London in 2020 on the 23rd and 24th of April.

As the only event specifically focused on defence safety for the military aviation community, Defence Aviation Safety offers a unique opportunity for leaders and experts to meet and share best practice that will save lives and protect capability.

Keeping aircraft airworthy and creating a safety culture across military aviation has never been more important as many defence forces continue to extend the lifecycle of their platforms and systems. Likewise, the growing need for more effective certification processes when onboarding new platforms into service, and maintaining these to the required flying standard, is key to all nations that want to remain prepared for high tempo operations.

While the primary focus of this event will be on safety in defence aviation, it will also be of interest to those involved in the acquisition and safe operation of unmanned systems and to those concerned with the certification of all equipment types.

The Defence Aviation Safety 2020 conference will bring together leaders from around the world to focus on strategies to enhance the protection of lives and capability for aviators and ground crew operating in todays battle environment.

SMi are globally recognised by the Military Aviation Community as experts and leaders in Defence Safety and therefore we welcome the opportunity to strengthen this network and knowledge.

  • The only dedicated event specifically focused on Defence Aviation Safety
  • Meet with Heads of Safety from Military Stakeholders and International Experts (government and industry)
  • Uncover new systems and technologies that will optimise your military safety processes
  • Hear from UK MoD Senior Leaders on how they are creating safety first cultures across their respective organisations

Past attendees have included:

Adelard LLP; Army Air Corps; Ascent Flight Training; Babcock Aviation; Babcock Aviation, UK Military Air (UKMA); Babcock International Group; BAE Operations Ltd; BAE Systems; Baines Simmons Limited; Boeing Defence UK LTD; British Army; Czech Air Force; DE&S - MoD; DE&S UK MoD; Defence Accident Investigation Branch; Defence Aviation Safety Authority; Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DG DASA); Defence Safety Authority; Finnish Armed Forces; German Air Force; German Military Aviation; German Military Aviation Authority; GlobalData; Italian Ministry of Defence; Jeppesen UK Ltd.; Joint Helicopter Command Headquarters; KAhAB; Leonardo Helicopters; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Military Aviation Authority; Ministerie van Defensie; Mircea Tudor Scan Tech SA; MODSAP; Navy Command Headquarters; NAVY COMMAND HQ; Navy Safety Centre; Netherlands Armed Forces; Nova Systems ; PSAB; RAF; RAF Benson; RAF Valley/BAE Systems Hawk; RINA; Rolls Royce Defence; Royal Air Force; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Saudi Ministry of Defense; RSAF HQ; Saab; StandardAero; Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters; Teledyne Controls; Thales UK; TLM Nexus; U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence; UAE Military Attache Office; UK MoD; UK MoD / Defence Equipment & Support; United States Marine Corps ; US Air Force; US Army Combat Readiness Center; US Marine Corps; US Navy;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 Session Reserved for Senior RAF Leadership

Senior Representative

Senior Representative , RAF , UK MoD

9:30 DE&S Aviation Safety Priorities For A varied and Complex Portfolio of Air Platforms and Systems

Sir Simon Bollom

Sir Simon Bollom, Chief Executive , DE&S, UK MoD

• DE&S’s commitment to safety across the enterprise
• Enhancing capability of UK Aviation Platforms through increased safety systems
• Creating a safety culture driven leadership
• Examples and case studies of safety best practice
 

10:00 Strategic Update From The Air Force Safety Center: Safeguarding Airmen – Protecting Resources and Preserving Combat Readiness

Major General John Rauch

Major General John Rauch, Commander US Air Force Safety center , US Air Force

• The US Air Force’s priorities for aviation safety
• Proactive safety programs across the air force: how the Air Force Safety Center manages Safety programs and policy for occupational, weapons, space and system mishap prevention and nuclear
• Feedback from Air Force Personnel -data capturing and accident reporting tools to optimise safety
• Seeing safety as an Air Force multiplier: examples of where optimising safety can deliver greater mission capability
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Lead Sponsor Presentation-BAE Systems

11:30 The Royal Air Force Safety Centre: Improving Safety And Preventing Loss Of Life

Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

Air Commodore Mark Jeffery, Head of RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force

• Delivering safety across all air assets
• RAF Safety Management Systems-using data to drive future safety efficiencies
• Balancing Operating Risk Vs Operational Risk
 

12:00 Military Session TBC

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 Delivering a Total System Approach to Safety in Aviation

Major General Gunter Katz

Major General Gunter Katz, Director General, German Military Aviation Authority

• The German MAA Safety Frameworks and Structures
• The rise of UAS and the impact on safety and airspace management
• Selected international projects: sharing information for better cross functional safety 

 

14:00 Sharing The Skies

Rick de Ronde

Rick de Ronde, Business Development Manager Military Aviation, Robin Radar Systems BV

Birds and drones threaten flight safety, operations and finances
High end military radars don’t always see small flying objects
Solutions for detection of birds and drones
Awareness increases flight safety
 

14:30 Strengthening Certification Processes To Ensure Successful Airworthiness Of Key Aviation Assets

Air Commodore Jason Agius

Air Commodore Jason Agius , Director General -Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Royal Australian Air Force

• The roles and responsibilities of the Defence Aviation Safety Authority
• Working with fast Jet, Fixed Wing, Rotary Platforms and UAS Platforms
• Certification challenges and opportunities for a new and aging fleet
• Why independence of accident investigation is key to future safety cases
 

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Maximising UK Helicopter Platform Delivery For Complex Global Operations Whilst Keeping Safety Front of Mind

Commodore Ivan Finn

Commodore Ivan Finn, Head Helicopters 1, Helicopters Operating Centre, DE&S, UK MoD

• Delivering front line capability and helicopter support for UK and international operations
• How DE&S manage in service support of rotary platforms and systems
• Keeping the UK MoD’s Helicopter Force safe to operate
• Optimising airworthiness and certification
• Examples of safety challenges and best practice across DE&S
 

16:00 Maximizing Air Capability and Safety Through Certification, Airworthiness and Training

Colonel Tommy  Petersson

Colonel Tommy Petersson, Commander Blekinge Wing (F-17), Swedish Armed Forces

• Structure and responsibilities of the Swedish MAA
• Certifying new aircraft: JAS39 GRIPEN E case study
• The importance of training to promote a strong safety culture
• Working with allied partners to share safety data and exchange lessons learnt
 

16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:45 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 Delivering Safe Air Systems for The US Navy

Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt, Commander US Navy Safety Centre , US Navy

• US Navy Safety Center Priorities for aviation safety
• Managing a complex set of platforms and systems in multi domain environments
• Evaluating emerging safety challenges: Cyber and UAS
 

9:30 Delivering Effective Combat Operations Whilst Maintaining Aviation Safety

Colonel Marty Bedell

Colonel Marty Bedell, Director, CMC Safety Division , NSF-Arlington

• The USMC Aviation safety priorities
• Maintaining safety across a variety of operational environments
• Creating a safety culture across the USMC
• Empowering marines to speak up when they see unsafe practices or risk to mission success
 

10:00 Gold Sponsor Presentation

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Addressing The Safety Challenges of Unmanned Systems: DE&S Priorities and Perspectives

Timothy Rowntree

Timothy Rowntree, Director Engineering and Safety, DE&S UK MoD

• Creating safety standards for current and future unmanned systems
• Planning for complex mission sets and varied airspace requirements
• An update on DE&S plans for greater safety oversight of Unmanned Systems
• Working with Industry to ensure success
 

11:30 Sponsor Presentation

12:00 Managing Complex And Varied Rotary Operations Whilst Ensuring Safety

Group Captain Pete Warmerdam

Group Captain Pete Warmerdam, Assistant Head Safety & Assurance, Joint Helicopter Command Headquarters

• How JHC manage safety cases and priorities
• Delivering rotary support for the UK armed forces: why safety must be front of mind for all operations
• Engineering and maintenance considerations for platform turn around and rapid deployment
 

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 Military Aviation Safety and Airworthiness For The Slovenian Armed Forces

Colonel Bojan Brecelj

Colonel Bojan Brecelj, Chief Military Aviation Authority , Slovenian Armed Forces

• Current focus for the Slovenian MAA
• Certification requirements for new and existing platforms
• Working with allied partners to share data and safety information
• Accident investigation and transferring lessons learnt
 

14:00 Performance, Safety, Security and Interoperability of Air Platforms

Mr. Christian Jaeggi

Mr. Christian Jaeggi, Head of Certification Office, Aeronautical Systems, Armasuisse

• Certification needs and requirements for Swiss Air platforms and systems
• Managing a variety of aviation programmes and ensuring airworthiness
• Factoring in UAS certification needs and challenges
• Working with international partners for safety and certification efficiency and shared learning
 

14:30 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Implementing the NATO Airworthiness Policy (NAWP)

Richard Duriez

Richard Duriez, Armament & Aerospace Capabilities Directorate, NATO HQ

• Presentation of the NAWP
• Implementation of the NAWP
o NATO Recognition Process (NRP)
o Action Plan: Assessment of Airworthiness Authorities
• Return of experience
• Conclusion
 

15:30 Panel Discussion: Military Aviation Safety and Cyber Resilience

• Evaluating the current risk cyber poses to aviation safety
• The risk of downstream cyber threats impacting aviation platforms and systems
• How to manage cyber threats from a defence safety perspective
• Working with Military Cyber Centers to reduce risk
• Working with 3rd party suppliers to ensure they remain cyber aware and platforms and systems remain safe to operate
 

Major General John Rauch

Major General John Rauch, Commander US Air Force Safety center , US Air Force

Major General Gunter Katz

Major General Gunter Katz, Director General, German Military Aviation Authority

Richard Duriez

Richard Duriez, Armament & Aerospace Capabilities Directorate, NATO HQ

Air Commodore Jason Agius

Air Commodore Jason Agius , Director General -Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Royal Australian Air Force

16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Air Commodore Jason Agius

Air Commodore Jason Agius

Director General -Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Royal Australian Air Force
Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

Head of RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force
Commodore Ivan Finn

Commodore Ivan Finn

Head Helicopters 1, Helicopters Operating Centre, DE&S, UK MoD
Group Captain Pete Warmerdam

Group Captain Pete Warmerdam

Assistant Head Safety & Assurance, Joint Helicopter Command Headquarters
Major General Gunter Katz

Major General Gunter Katz

Director General, German Military Aviation Authority
Major General John Rauch

Major General John Rauch

Commander US Air Force Safety center , US Air Force
Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

Commander US Navy Safety Centre , US Navy
Sir Simon Bollom

Sir Simon Bollom

Chief Executive , DE&S, UK MoD
Timothy Rowntree

Timothy Rowntree

Director Engineering and Safety, DE&S UK MoD

Air Commodore Jason Agius

Director General -Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Royal Australian Air Force
Air Commodore Jason Agius

Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

Head of RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force
Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

Colonel Bojan Brecelj

Chief Military Aviation Authority , Slovenian Armed Forces
Colonel Bojan Brecelj

Colonel Marty Bedell

Director, CMC Safety Division , NSF-Arlington
Colonel Marty Bedell

Colonel Tommy Petersson

Commander Blekinge Wing (F-17), Swedish Armed Forces
Colonel Tommy  Petersson

Commodore Ivan Finn

Head Helicopters 1, Helicopters Operating Centre, DE&S, UK MoD
Commodore Ivan Finn

Group Captain Pete Warmerdam

Assistant Head Safety & Assurance, Joint Helicopter Command Headquarters
Group Captain Pete Warmerdam

Major General Gunter Katz

Director General, German Military Aviation Authority
Major General Gunter Katz

Major General John Rauch

Commander US Air Force Safety center , US Air Force
Major General John Rauch

Mr. Christian Jaeggi

Head of Certification Office, Aeronautical Systems, Armasuisse
Mr. Christian Jaeggi

Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

Commander US Navy Safety Centre , US Navy
Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

Richard Duriez

Armament & Aerospace Capabilities Directorate, NATO HQ
Richard Duriez

Rick de Ronde

Business Development Manager Military Aviation, Robin Radar Systems BV
Rick de Ronde

Sir Simon Bollom

Chief Executive , DE&S, UK MoD
Sir Simon Bollom

Timothy Rowntree

Director Engineering and Safety, DE&S UK MoD
Timothy Rowntree

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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Robin Radar Systems

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.robinradar.com

Robin Radar Systems provides actionable information to increase safety and security for both humans and birds. We do that by combining purpose-built radars with unique software algorithms.

Our bird radars are installed at numerous civil and military airports around Europe, including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin and Copenhagen. There we monitor birds all around the airport to prevent bird strikes on approaching and departing aircraft.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has deployed our bird radars at scale, protecting all of their national airbases and bombing ranges in the Netherlands.

We also protect birds themselves and help to reduce the environmental impact of wind turbines with our avian radars at wind farms.

Our counter-drone radars have regularly been used to protect infrastructure, events and VIPS from rogue drones, and have also been permanently deployed at military and civil airports, including London Heathrow.

ROBIN originally started in the eighties as a project within the well-respected Dutch Research Institute for Applied Science (TNO). The project name was an acronym for Radar Observation of Bird Intensity. Back then we utilised RNLAF air defence radars, providing them with actionable information to assist with flight planning and avoiding areas of intense bird activity.

In 2010 high-tech entrepreneur Siete Hamminga spun out the technology from TNO to make it commercially available. Since then our installed base has grown to well over 100 radars.

Listed in the top three most innovative Dutch companies, we’ve received FD Gazelle, and Deloitte Fast 50, fast-growing business awards, and we’ve been listed as an official Great Place To Work.

All the while we continue to research, develop, manufacture, and above all, innovate.



tlmNexus

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.tlmnexus.com

tlmNexus is known and trusted by many in the Ministry of Defence for its Resolve software which helps to ensure the efficiency, quality and safety of the majority of the aircraft types operating across the three services. Originally designed to support the Typhoon aircraft in the Royal Air Force, Resolve now supports 29 different aircraft types and represents a significant step forward in the management of safety, through-life engineering and airworthiness assessment. The system provides an auditable trail of information and shares data securely between the MOD and its suppliers. As well as Resolve, the company has developed valuable software foundations which similarly link all collaborators involved in other aspects of long-term projects: Requirements Management, Budgeting and Investment Appraisals and Operational Quality Feedback. tlmNexus received the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2018 in recognition of Resolve’s contribution to improving the management of aircraft safety. www.tlmnexus.com

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Armada International

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Crisis Response Journal

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Military Systems and Technology

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Military Systems & Technology is a comprehensive web portal, design agency and publication designed for the International Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a source of daily information for Manufacturers, OEM’S, System Integrators and Contractors. We even have Government & Military Readers. The portal encompasses all aspects of Military equipment, technology, design and services. www.militarysystems-tech.com info@militarysystems-tech.com +44 (0)1392 881545


Soldier Modernisation

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Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


Satellite Evolution Group

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The Satellite Evolution Group delivers a portfolio of must-read publications including; Satellite Evolution Asia; Satellite Evolution EMEA; and Satellite Evolution Global. Containing news, analysis, case studies, and renowned Q&As - the magazines are a must-read. In addition to print magazines, the Satellite Evolution Group delivers products across a complete multimedia platform including email, CD, HTML, audio, and video streaming.


Defence and Security Alert

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Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and only ISO 9001:2015 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Covering a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders, DSA is the only Indian defence magazine available on the intranets of Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF). DSA is an ideal platform in this domain to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.


FAM Fuerzas Militares

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Ikonos Press is a international publishing company dedicated to Defence Communication. We work with the main international defence companies and MoD around the world, participating in the main internacional defence fairs. We publish the next magazines:

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Defense-update.com

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
Kensington
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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