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Defence Aviation Safety Authority

Airworthiness Coordination and Policy Agency

ACPA is a tri-service agency with the role of representing the Defence Aviation Authority on matters concerning Defence airworthiness management. In this role ACPA is responsible for:

  • The development of airworthiness policy to enhance the combat capability of Defence air power, and to ensure that it is relevant to future aviation systems and civil aviation practices and meets international best practice for aviation safety management; and

  • The coordination and management of the Defence Aviation Safety Program (DASP) through a compliance assurance process, including Airworthiness Boards (AwBs), airworthiness compliance audits and the sponsorship of Defence airworthiness regulations.
Additionally, the Director Airworthiness Coordination and Policy Agency (DACPA) is authorised to interpret airworthiness regulations and provide authoritative advice on Defence and airworthiness management.