In accordance with Joint Directive 24/2016 The Defence Aviation Safety Framework PDF-293KB, 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.
DASA Executive Director Biographies
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Airworthiness Coordination and Policy Agency (ACPA) - Airworthiness Policy and Coordination Agency (ACPA) is a tri-service organisation within Air Force Headquarters that exists to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of military aviation through effective operational regulation and oversight.
Defence Flight Safety Bureau (DFSB) - The Defence Flight Safety Bureau is accountable to the Chief of Air Force in his capacity as the Defence Aviation Authority for the strategic management of flight safety in Defence. The Bureau provides Defence with independent aviation investigation, research and analysis, safety training and safety promotion capabilities. Accordingly, DFSB is the centre of expertise for flight safety within Defence.