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Defence Aviation Safety Authority

The Defence Aviation Safety Authority

In accordance with Joint Directive 24/2016 The Defence Aviation Safety Framework PDF-237KB, the Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA) is responsible for enhancing and promoting the safety of military aviation. This objective is primarily achieved through implementation of a Defence Aviation Safety Program (DASP) that supports compliance with statutory safety obligations and assures the effective management of aviation safety risks.

Joint Directive 04/2018 PDF-326KB has now been released which extends the validity of Joint Directive 24/2016 to 31 December 2021.

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ADF Aircraft Structural Integrity Symposium (AASIS)

The symposium is targeted at all personnel involved in the acquisition and in-service management of ADF aircraft systems, as well as interested representatives from foreign military forces, science and technology organisations, research and development centres, commercial aerospace organisations, airworthiness regulators, and academia.
Scheduled: Defence Plaza Melbourne in the Melbourne CBD over 18-20 March 2019

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Propulsion Systems Engineering Course

The course is aimed at tertiary qualified (TQ) engineers and suitably experienced non-TQ personnel involved in ADF and civil processes for certifying new aero engines, or ADF technical regulations pertaining to in-service aero engines.
Scheduled: RAAF Base Amberley, 19-21 March 2019.

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Helicopter Structural Engineering Familiarisation Course

The aim of the course is to provide participants with an understanding of helicopter structural design principles and the need for structural integrity management of ADF helicopters.
Scheduled: Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, 15-17 Apr 2019.

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Defence Aviation Safety Regulation- September 2018 Release

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Defence Aviation Safety Regulation - September 2018 Release.

Top Level Changes to 27 Sep 18 DASR Release PDF-72KB

Defence Aviation Safety Regulation - Safety Management System

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Defence Aviation Safety Regulation - Safety Management System.

Defence Aviation Safety Assurance Manual (DASAMAN) - December 2017 Release

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Defence Aviation Safety Assurance Manual (DASAMAN) - December 2017 Release.

Notice of Proposed Amendment 03/2017 Has Been Released

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Notice of Proposed Amendment 03/2017 - Defence Aviation Safety Regulation for Aircraft Maintenance Training Organisations (DASR 147) Has Been Released.

Defence Engineer and Senior Technician Agreement - March 2018

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ADF technical personnel will soon be receiving recognition from Engineers Australia meaning their skills will be recognised internationally.

Advisory Circular 001/2018 - Risk Controls For UAS Operations

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Advisory Circular 001/2018 - Risk Controls for UAS Operations Has Been Released - March 2018.