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SMi Group is proud to present the Defence Aviation Safety Conference which will take place in London on the 29th - 30th April 2019.  This unique conference will focus on enhancing military capability through improved safety standards, certification and data management.

The event will feature briefings from safety regulators,  operators and leading industry safety providers.  Defence Aviation Safety 2019 will feature in-depth focus on mutual recognition of air platforms and systems covering the spectrum of Fast Jet, Fixed Wing, Rotary,  and UAS. 

Supported by The Defence safety Authority and the Military Aviation Authority-UK MoD-this event will host the most senior leaders and safety practitioners from around the world.

As the only event specifically dedicated to Defence Aviation Safety, this is a must attend event for Air Force, Army and Navy Aviators, as well as government and industry experts. 

  • The only conference dedicated to military aviation safety
  • Hear from senior leaders from over 20 organisations brief on how they develop and maintain safe air platforms and systems
  • Meet senior leaders from across the UK MoD's Aviation Programmes
  • Network with international defence aviation safety experts

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Director General Defence Safety Authority , Defence Safety Authority

9:00 Senior RAF Keynote Address

9:30 German implementation of 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 Approach to safety
·         DLR and German Armed Forces projects to find new and innovative safety process
·         Cyber resilience technologies emerging to defeat the threat and keep military aircraft safe
 

10:00 Session Reserved For Lead Sponsor

10:30 The Royal Air Force Safety Centre: Assuring Air System Safety For Maximum Capability and Delivery

Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

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

 

·         RAF Safety Management Systems
·         Managing new and aging aircraft
·         Creating a safety culture across the Royal Air Force
·         Using data for future safety improvements across the Royal Air Force

 

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 Managing Complex And Varied Rotary Operations Whilst Ensuring Safety

Rear Admiral Jon Pentreath

Rear Admiral Jon Pentreath, Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, Army Head Quarters

 

·         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

12:00 Session Reserved For Gold Sponsor

12:30 DE&S Strategies to Ensure Safe Operations of UK Helicopter Platforms

Air Vice Marshal Graham Russell

Air Vice Marshal Graham Russell, Director Helicopters, DE&S UK MoD

 

·         Creating a safety culture across DE&S
·         Optimising airworthiness through a more effective certification process
·         Safety standards and metrics
·         Ensuring all platforms are mission ready and at full operational capacity

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Typhoon Force: Delivering Air Superiority and Combat Effectiveness Whilst Ensuring Safety

Air Commodore Mark Chappell

Air Commodore Mark Chappell, Typhoon Force Commander, Royal Air Force

 

·         The role the Typhoon force plays in supporting UK operations at home and abroad
·         Enabling complex deployment of air assets across a global network
·         Keeping safety front of mind when delivering air power through fast-jet and ISTAR platforms
·         Feedback from recent combat operations and how these are driving future safety considerations

14:30 Maximising Combat Operations Whilst Maintaining Airworthiness and Safety

Brigadier General Bradford J Gering

Brigadier General Bradford J Gering, Assistant Deputy Commandant Aviation , US Marine Corps

 

·         Ensuring a rapidly deployable and agile USMC Aviation Capability
·         Airworthiness priorities and standards
·         Keep safety in mind when developing next generation aviation capability

15:00 Ensuring Combat-Ready Forces For Rapid Deployment

Colonel Steven  G. Owen

Colonel Steven G. Owen, Director of Safety for Air Combat Command, ACC, US Air Force

 

·         Why safety must remain the number one priority of the US Air Force
·         Examining challenges to air safety in the modern battlespace:
   Overcoming Cyber Threats
   UAS and Counter UAS strategies
   The Rise of urban warfare
·         Weapon Systems Safety
·         Working with allied forces to improve mutual recognition of platforms and systems

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Ensuring Airworthiness UK MoD Platforms and Systems

Mr. Timothy Rountree

Mr. Timothy Rountree, Director Safety & Environment, Quality and Technology, DE&S

 

·         Creating a safety-first culture at DE&S
·         Engineering priorities to keep platforms rapidly deployable and airworthy
·         Through life support safety certification
·         Enhancing capability through risk avoidance and safety processes
·         Working with Industrial Partners for safety assurance

16:30 Maximising Aviation Safety and Military Airworthiness Across the French Armed Forces

Brigadier General Laurent  Aubigny

Brigadier General Laurent Aubigny, Director State Aviation Authority , French Armed Forces

 

·         The DSAE’s supervisory and regulatory role within civil and state aviation
·         Improving Mutual Recognition to reduce the certification process and deliver aircraft into service faster
·          Using data and evidence to drive future safety
·         Future plans to improve the integration of new aircraft into the fleet

17:00 Deploying and Managing Unmanned Systems UK Air Space: Ensuring Safety And Improved Regulation

Air Commodore Simon Ellard

Air Commodore Simon Ellard, Head Un-Manned Air Systems, DE&S UK MoD

 

·         Safety challenges for UAV operators
·         Managing the in-service risk and regulatory compliancy
·         Certification requirements for UAVS
·         Learning from safety cases to drive future improvements
·         Incorporating accident data from commercial UAV cases into defence forecasting and planning 

17:30 UK MoD Safety Considerations for ISTAR Assets

Air Commodore Nick J Hay

Air Commodore Nick J Hay, OBE MA RAF, ISTAR Force Commander, Royal Air Force

 

 

18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Director General Defence Safety Authority , Defence Safety Authority

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Director General Defence Safety Authority , Defence Safety Authority

9:00 Optimising Safe Air Systems Across The British Armed Forces

Air Vice Marshal Steven Shell

Air Vice Marshal Steven Shell, Director MAA , Military Aviation Authority

 

·         The role of the MAA in delivering air superiority through increased safety
·         Incorporating safety into the design of new air platforms and systems to avoid downstream certification challenges
·         Unmanned systems and the need for greater regulation and safety
·         Maintaining an aging fleet though enhanced certification processes
·         The role industry can play in more efficient and effective platform service delivery

9:00 Protecting Resources and Preserving Combat Readiness Through Data Driven Decision Making

Major General John T. Rauch Jr

Major General John T. Rauch Jr, Air Force Chief of Safety Commander, USAF

 

·         The US Air Force’s priorities for aviation safety
·         Mitigating safety risk to all aviation assets through the intelligent use of data
·         Sharing data with allied partners for greater mutual recognition
·         Seeing safety as an Air Force multiplier: examples of where optimising safety can deliver greater mission capability
·         Safety programs and policy for occupational, weapons, space, system mishap prevention and nuclear

10:00 Session Reserved For Gold Sponsor

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The Royal Norwegian Air Force’s Safety Priorities

Brigadier General Rolf Folland

Brigadier General Rolf Folland, Norwegian Air inspectorate of Flying, Norwegian Air Force

 

·         Safety ownership and governance across the Norwegian Air Force
·         Maintenance and engineering safety standards
·         Certification and onboarding of the F-35
·         The need for leadership create a strong safety culture

11:30 Strengthening Certification Processes To Ensure Successful Airworthiness Of Key Aviation Programmes And Platforms

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 and Rotary Platforms
·         Certifying UAS platforms
·         The need for enhanced mutual recognition of allied used air platforms 

12:00 Session Reserved For Gold Sponsor

12:30 Challenges for Improved Aviation Safety Across the Netherlands Armed Forces

Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon

Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon , Director Military Aviation Authority , Royal Netherlands Air Force

 

  • The thin line between operational necessity and breaking the rules
  • To report, or not to report….how just is our culture?
  • Changing the culture of safety through leadership
  • Future plans and focus for the Military Aviation Authority NLD

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Roles and responsibilities of the Swedish MAA and the certification process of JAS39 Gripen E

Colonel Anders Janson

Colonel Anders Janson, Head of Aviation Safety , Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters

 

·         Safety priorities for Fast Jet, Fixed Wing and Rotary Platforms
·         Examples of aviation safety cases
·         Certification procedures for the JAS39 Gripen E
·         Creating a safety culture for future air mission planning

14:30 Performance, Safety and Interoperability of Air Platforms and Systems

Colonel Kimmo Nortaja

Colonel Kimmo Nortaja, Director, Military Aviation Authority, Finnish Armed Forces

 

  • Establishing safety standards and requirements of the Finnish Armed Forces Air platforms and systems
  • Interoperability between the Civil and Military Aviation
  • Example of certification and compliance
  • Safety Culture challenges

15:00 Military Aviation Airworthiness For The Czech Armed Forces

Colonel Lubomir  Sitta

Colonel Lubomir Sitta, MAA CZE Director, Military Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic

 

·         Structure and Responsibilities of the Czech Republic’s MMA
·         Accident investigation and management
·         Certification and mutual recognition of new platforms and aviation air systems
·         An update on MATC successes for joint safety and training requirements

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Safe Strategic Air Lift For Operations Of The German Bundeswehr

Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna

Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna, Head of Department Heavy Lift Transport , Logistikzentrum Der Bundeswehr

- Military (MCCE and EATC) as well as commercial companies providing capabilities

- Major requirements and procedures (Customs, Air freight security, Dangerous goods) to ensure Strategic Air Lift

- Challenges in a multinational environment

 

 

16:30 Implementing the NATO Airworthiness Policy (NAWP)

Richard Duriez

Richard Duriez, Armament & Aerospace Capabilities Directorate, NATO HQ

 

·         Presentation of the NAWP
·         Implementation of the NAWP
·         NATO Recognition Process (NRP)
·         Action Plan
·         Actual implementation

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

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Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon

Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon

Director Military Aviation Authority , Royal Netherlands Air Force
Air Commodore Mark Chappell

Air Commodore Mark Chappell

Typhoon Force Commander, Royal Air Force
Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

Head of RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force
Air Commodore Nick J Hay

Air Commodore Nick J Hay

OBE MA RAF, ISTAR Force Commander, Royal Air Force
Air Commodore Simon Ellard

Air Commodore Simon Ellard

Head Un-Manned Air Systems, DE&S UK MoD
Air Vice Marshal Graham Russell

Air Vice Marshal Graham Russell

Director Helicopters, DE&S UK MoD
Air Vice Marshal Steven Shell

Air Vice Marshal Steven Shell

Director MAA , Military Aviation Authority
Brigadier General Bradford J Gering

Brigadier General Bradford J Gering

Assistant Deputy Commandant Aviation , US Marine Corps
Brigadier General Rolf Folland

Brigadier General Rolf Folland

Norwegian Air inspectorate of Flying, Norwegian Air Force
Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

Director General Defence Safety Authority , Defence Safety Authority
Major General Gunter Katz

Major General Gunter Katz

Director General, German Military Aviation Authority
Major General John T. Rauch Jr

Major General John T. Rauch Jr

Air Force Chief of Safety Commander, USAF
Rear Admiral Jon Pentreath

Rear Admiral Jon Pentreath

Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, Army Head Quarters

Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon

Director Military Aviation Authority , Royal Netherlands Air Force
Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon

Air Commodore Jason Agius

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

Air Commodore Mark Chappell

Typhoon Force Commander, Royal Air Force
Air Commodore Mark Chappell

Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

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

Air Commodore Nick J Hay

OBE MA RAF, ISTAR Force Commander, Royal Air Force
Air Commodore Nick J Hay

Air Commodore Simon Ellard

Head Un-Manned Air Systems, DE&S UK MoD
Air Commodore Simon Ellard

Air Vice Marshal Graham Russell

Director Helicopters, DE&S UK MoD
Air Vice Marshal Graham Russell

Air Vice Marshal Steven Shell

Director MAA , Military Aviation Authority
Air Vice Marshal Steven Shell

Brigadier General Bradford J Gering

Assistant Deputy Commandant Aviation , US Marine Corps
Brigadier General Bradford J Gering

Brigadier General Laurent Aubigny

Director State Aviation Authority , French Armed Forces
Brigadier General Laurent  Aubigny

Brigadier General Rolf Folland

Norwegian Air inspectorate of Flying, Norwegian Air Force
Brigadier General Rolf Folland

Colonel Anders Janson

Head of Aviation Safety , Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters
Colonel Anders Janson

Colonel Kimmo Nortaja

Director, Military Aviation Authority, Finnish Armed Forces
Colonel Kimmo Nortaja

Colonel Lubomir Sitta

MAA CZE Director, Military Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic
Colonel Lubomir  Sitta

Colonel Steven G. Owen

Director of Safety for Air Combat Command, ACC, US Air Force
Colonel Steven  G. Owen

David Childs

Hd Regulation & Certification, MAA, Military Aviation Authority
David Childs

Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna

Head of Department Heavy Lift Transport , Logistikzentrum Der Bundeswehr
Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna

Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

Director General Defence Safety Authority , Defence Safety Authority
Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

Major General Gunter Katz

Director General, German Military Aviation Authority
Major General Gunter Katz

Major General John T. Rauch Jr

Air Force Chief of Safety Commander, USAF
Major General John T. Rauch Jr

Mr. Timothy Rountree

Director Safety & Environment, Quality and Technology, DE&S
Mr. Timothy Rountree

Rear Admiral Jon Pentreath

Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, Army Head Quarters
Rear Admiral Jon Pentreath

Richard Duriez

Armament & Aerospace Capabilities Directorate, NATO HQ
Richard Duriez

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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.

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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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UK Office
Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
SMi Group Ltd, 1 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6001
Website: http://www.smi-online.co.uk Email: events@smi-online.co.uk
Registered in England No: 3779287 VAT No: GB 976 2951 71




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