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The SMi Group is delighted to announce the 3rd annual Defence Aviation Safety Conference taking place on the 20th- 21st April 2022.

As the only online 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 2022 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.

 

Adelard LLP; Army Air Corps; Ascent Flight Training; Babcock Aviation; Babcock Aviation, UK Military Air (UKMA); Babcock International Group; 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 Military Aviation; German Military Aviation Authority; GlobalData; IT MoD / DAAA (Air Armament & Airworthiness Directorate) ; Jeppesen UK Ltd.; Joint Helicopter Command Headquarters; KAhAB; Leonardo Helicopters; Lockheed Martin UK; Military Aviation Authority; Ministerie van Defensie; Mircea Tudor Scan Tech SA; MODSAP; Navy Command Headquarters ; Navy Safety Centre; Netherlands Armed Forces; Nova Systems ; PSAB; RAF; RAF Benson; RAF Valley/BAE Systems Hawk; RAF Waddington; RINA; Rolls Royce Defence; Royal Air Force; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Saudi Ministry of Defense; RSAF HQ; Saab; Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS); Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters; Teledyne Controls; Thales UK; tlm Nexus; U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; UK MoD / Defence Equipment & Support; United States Marine Corps ; US Air Force; US Army Combat Readiness Center; US Marine Corps; US Navy; Vector Aerospace;
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Air Commodore Sam Sansome

Air Commodore Sam Sansome, Inspector of Safety, Royal Air Force

Group Captain Mark Manwaring

Group Captain Mark Manwaring, Inspector of Flight Safety, Royal Air Force

9:10 Aviation Safety Priorities Across DE&S

Vice Admiral Rick Thomson

Vice Admiral Rick Thomson, Director General Air, DE&S, UK MoD

• Evaluating the current safety focus of UK Air Programmes
• Developing a safety-first culture across DE&S
• Managing risk whilst delivering maximum operational capability
• Working with industry to ensure risk analytics and safety reporting
• Engineering and maintenance safety focus
 

9:50 No.1 Group: Leading Safety Across RAF Frontline Operations

Air Vice Marshal Ian Duguid

Air Vice Marshal Ian Duguid, Air Officer Commanding Number 1 Group , Royal Air Force

• Maximising air operations for the UK across a variety of platforms and systems
• Maintaining safety standards globally
• Leadership and accountability through simplification
• Current challenges and opportunities for improving safety performance
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Session Reserved for Lead Sponsor

11:40 Reducing Risk and Harm to US Air Force Personnel Though Force-Wide Safety Leadership

Major General Jeannie Leavitt

Major General Jeannie Leavitt, Commander, US Air Force Safety Center

• Evaluating safety incident data to identify risk to life
• Promoting safety across the Air Force: why enterprise-wide leadership delivers success
• Key focus and priorities for the Air Force Safety Center
 

12:20 Delivering Safety Culture and Leadership Across the Swedish Air Force

Brigadier General Anders Persson

Brigadier General Anders Persson, Deputy Commander , Swedish Air Force

• Measuring safety across air platforms and systems
• Getting safety culture right
• Empowering leaders to drive safety
 

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 No. 22 Group: Installing a Safety-First Culture Across the RAF

Air Vice Marshal Richard Maddison

Air Vice Marshal Richard Maddison, AOC 22 Gp, Royal Air Force

• Structure and responsibilities of No.22 Groups Safety priorities
• Leading by example: why safety is everyone’s business
• Training safety from entry level to advanced personnel
• Feeding back lessons from the front line into future safety improvements and strategies
 

14:40 Eliminating Fatalities Whilst Enhancing Capability

Air Commodore Sam Sansome

Air Commodore Sam Sansome, Inspector of Safety, Royal Air Force

• Current Safety Centre Priorities and Focus
• Improving Safety governance
• Delivering total safety assurance
 

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Reducing Risk To Naval Aviation Platforms: Maximising Operational Capability Whilst Improving Safety

Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman, Commander, US Navy Safety Center

• Navy aviation safety challenges and opportunities
• Managing manned and unmanned safety
• Reducing risk through data and analytics
 

16:20 Empowering Marines to Operate Safely Across All Aviation Environments

Colonel Mark Bortnem

Colonel Mark Bortnem, Director, CMC Safety Division, USMC

• Creating a safety culture across the USMC
• Managing near collisions for future safety training
• The importance of risk assurance
• Working with industry to ensure safety remains a key development feature across all platforms and systems
 

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Air Commodore Sam Sansome

Air Commodore Sam Sansome, Inspector of Safety, Royal Air Force

Group Captain Mark Manwaring

Group Captain Mark Manwaring, Inspector of Flight Safety, Royal Air Force

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Air Commodore Sam Sansome

Air Commodore Sam Sansome, Inspector of Safety, Royal Air Force

Group Captain Mark Manwaring

Group Captain Mark Manwaring, Inspector of Flight Safety, Royal Air Force

9:10 The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC): Improving Aviation Safety Across Complex Platforms and Systems

Brigadier General Andrew Hilmes

Brigadier General Andrew Hilmes, Commander , US Army Combat Readiness Center

• Measuring safety and risk -improving safety through data and analytics
• Key challenges to rotary safety; measuring risk to life
• Current plans and strategies to enhance aviation safety across the US Army
 

9:50 Managing Safety For Unmanned Systems

Air Commodore Joseph Medved

Air Commodore Joseph Medved, Director General, Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Australian Air Force

• Certification challenges and opportunities for UAS
• Future challenges associated with the evolution of UAS technology development
• Autonomous Vs Remotely Piloted
• Aviation Safety Management System opportunities
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 USAF ACC Update: Delivering Safe Air Superiorly For Combat Operations

Colonel Anthony Kleiger

Colonel Anthony Kleiger, Director of Safety, US Air Force

• Delivering the mission whilst maintaining safety
• Evaluating risks to life: key trends from combat operations
• Improving safety: leadership and culture
• Assessing the complexity of safety across ACC: managing a variety of combat platforms and systems
• Future goals and priorities
 

11:40 Danish Aviation Safety: Ensuring Safety of New and Existing Air Systems

Lieytenant Colonel Martin Aarestrup Friis

Lieytenant Colonel Martin Aarestrup Friis, Chief Aviation Safety, Danish Air Force Command

• Priorities for the Aviation Safety Branch
• Delivering force wide safety assurance
• Integrating new aviation platforms into service: certification and airworthiness requirements
 

12:20 Sponsor Presentation Available

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Panel Discussion: Safety Challenges Impacting Modern Aviation Operations

• How the changing landscape for military operations is impacting aviation safety
• Systems and processes that enable quick reporting
• Accident investigation and near miss analysis
• How defence forces are planning for UAS and Autonomous Systems
 

Group Captain Mark Manwaring

Group Captain Mark Manwaring, Inspector of Flight Safety, Royal Air Force

Colonel Anthony Kleiger

Colonel Anthony Kleiger, Director of Safety, US Air Force

Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman, Commander, US Navy Safety Center

Lieytenant Colonel Martin Aarestrup Friis

Lieytenant Colonel Martin Aarestrup Friis, Chief Aviation Safety, Danish Air Force Command

14:40 Royal Navy Update: How The Navy Are Maximising Safety Across Key Maritime Assets

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Luxembourg Military Airworthiness And Safety Management Systems: A Cooperative Hybrid Approach

Francois Mathieu

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

• An overview of how the Luxenberg MAA operate and oversee safety
• Regulatory oversight for military air systems
• Current focus and priorities for airworthiness
• Working with industry to deliver superior and safe military Aircraft
• Case study: on boarding the A400 M
 

16:30 Status Of The NATO Airworthiness Policy (NAWP) Implementation: Presentation of the NAWP

Richard Duriez

Richard Duriez, Armament & Aerospace Capabilities Directorate, NATO HQ

• Implementation of the NAWP
• NATO Recognition Process (NRP) with Military and Civil Airworthiness Authorities
• Status of NATO Recognitions
• Waiver process for not-yet NATO Recognized Airworthiness Authorities
• Emerging concerns
• Conclusion
 

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Air Commodore Sam Sansome

Air Commodore Sam Sansome, Inspector of Safety, Royal Air Force

Group Captain Mark Manwaring

Group Captain Mark Manwaring, Inspector of Flight Safety, Royal Air Force

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Air Commodore Joseph Medved

Air Commodore Joseph Medved

Director General, Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Australian Air Force
Air Commodore Sam Sansome

Air Commodore Sam Sansome

Inspector of Safety, Royal Air Force
Air Vice Marshal Ian Duguid

Air Vice Marshal Ian Duguid

Air Officer Commanding Number 1 Group , Royal Air Force
Air Vice Marshal Richard Maddison

Air Vice Marshal Richard Maddison

AOC 22 Gp, Royal Air Force
Brigadier General Anders Persson

Brigadier General Anders Persson

Deputy Commander , Swedish Air Force
Colonel Anthony Kleiger

Colonel Anthony Kleiger

Director of Safety, US Air Force
Lieytenant Colonel Martin Aarestrup Friis

Lieytenant Colonel Martin Aarestrup Friis

Chief Aviation Safety, Danish Air Force Command
Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

Commander, US Navy Safety Center
Vice Admiral Rick Thomson

Vice Admiral Rick Thomson

Director General Air, DE&S, UK MoD

Air Commodore Joseph Medved

Director General, Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Australian Air Force
Air Commodore Joseph Medved

Air Commodore Sam Sansome

Inspector of Safety, Royal Air Force
Air Commodore Sam Sansome

Air Vice Marshal Ian Duguid

Air Officer Commanding Number 1 Group , Royal Air Force
Air Vice Marshal Ian Duguid

Air Vice Marshal Richard Maddison

AOC 22 Gp, Royal Air Force
Air Vice Marshal Richard Maddison

Brigadier General Anders Persson

Deputy Commander , Swedish Air Force
Brigadier General Anders Persson

Brigadier General Andrew Hilmes

Commander , US Army Combat Readiness Center
Brigadier General Andrew Hilmes

Colonel Anthony Kleiger

Director of Safety, US Air Force
Colonel Anthony Kleiger

Colonel Magnus Liljegren

Director Military Aviation Authority MAA, Swedish Armed Forces
Colonel Magnus Liljegren

Colonel Mark Bortnem

Director, CMC Safety Division, USMC
Colonel Mark Bortnem

Francois Mathieu

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

Group Captain Mark Manwaring

Inspector of Flight Safety, Royal Air Force
Group Captain Mark Manwaring

Lieytenant Colonel Martin Aarestrup Friis

Chief Aviation Safety, Danish Air Force Command
Lieytenant Colonel Martin Aarestrup Friis

Major General Jeannie Leavitt

Commander, US Air Force Safety Center
Major General Jeannie Leavitt

Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

Commander, US Navy Safety Center
Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

Richard Duriez

Armament & Aerospace Capabilities Directorate, NATO HQ
Richard Duriez

Vice Admiral Rick Thomson

Director General Air, DE&S, UK MoD
Vice Admiral Rick Thomson

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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.

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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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