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DASA in the Media

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Article Publishing House
Drone Defence PDF-3502KB article - The ADF experience of UAS. Australian Aviation - September 2019
If you operate an ADF drone or Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) please download and watch this short promotional safety video: Sharing The Sky DASA - April 2019
What is the Military Air Operator? Clarifying the changing military language Defence Connect - 10 April 2019
Air Accident Investigations the ADF Way PDF-380KB Australian Aviation - January 2019
What is the Defence Aviation Safety Authority and how will it assist ‘single sector’ aviation safety? Defence Connect - 29 January 2019
Defence Airworthiness Goes Global Defence Connect - 05 December 2018
ATSB working hard on many levels to keep skies safe The Australian - 06 October 2017
Australian Aviation Magazine - October 2017 DASR Release PDF-620KB Australian Aviation Magazine - October 2017 DASR Release
Aiming High PDF-107KB Aviator - July 2017 (pp 34-35)
Defining the Military Air Operator PDF-333KB Australian Defence Magazine- Jun 2017 (pp. 16-17)
U.S., Australia Air Forces host safety exchange United States Air Force- 05 May 17
Above and Beyond Deakin University - May 17
Standardisation of Airworthiness Regulation Across the Globe - French version
DSAE Newsletter 30 April 2017 - English version PDF-1288KB

Direction de la Securite Aeronautique d’Etat - No. 30 – April 2017

Female Flight Engineer Eyes Uncharted Heights PDF-1642KB Australian Financial Review - 16 January 17
Melbourne Conference to Study Global Military Airworthiness Convention Aviation Labour Group - 14 November 2016
Overhaul Brings Defence In Line With Europe PDF-2304KB The Australian - 04 November 2016
Ahead of the pack: Defence Aviation Safety Regulations PDF-1494KB Australian Defence Magazine June 2016 (pp.50-52)
SAFETY OF FLIGHT - The ADF is transitioning to a European-based Defence Aviation Safety Regulations framework for its system of military airworthiness PDF-219KB Australian Aviation No. 334 (Page 42) May 2016


Article Publishing House
Joint Directive 04/2018 PDF-326KB has now been released which extends the validity of Joint Directive 24/2016 to 31 December 2021. For further information regarding JD 04/2018 please see Joint Directive 04/2018 explanation and implications PDF-1125KB . DASA - 07 Jul 2018
Contractor Responsible Manager Recognition With Engineers Australia PDF-1112KB DASA - 22 May 2018
Defence Engineer and Senior Technician Agreement PDF-1837KB DESTRA - 21 March 2018


Article Publishing House
ATSB article - November 2017 Release PDF-110KB Navy News - Nov 17
Ahead of the Curve PDF-59KB Air Force News - 27 Jul 17
Flying Into The Future PDF-251KB Air Force News - 18 May 17
International Military Airworthiness Regulation Conference - With Keynote Speaker AVM Catherine Roberts PDF-132KB TECHNET- Feb 17


Article Publishing House
Military Airworthiness Regulation Is The New Black PDF-22KB DASA - Dec 16
ADF Paves The Way PDF-2842KB Air Force News - 01 December 16
One For All Air Force News - 03 November 16
C-130J Wing Fatigue Testing - Ahead of the Curve PDF-540KB Aerospace Testing International September 2016
Exploring The Opportunities PDF-285KB Air Force News - 08 September 16
Far From Winging It PDF-308KB Air Force News - 11 August 16
Where Failure's No Option PDF-250KB Navy News - 28 July 16
When failure is not an option Air Force News - May 16
Safe Bet On New Regulations PDF-596KB TECHNET - Apr 16


Article Publishing House
Women Take Flight Navy News - Nov 15
Airworthiness Systems to align with global trends Air Force News - Nov 15
Forging a career at the cutting edge of safety - Issue 2 PDF-26KB Australian Defence Magazine
Recognising partners' aviation regulations Air Force News - Jun 15
Recognition for the best in field Air Force News - May 2015
Focus on PC9A safety Air Force News - Apr 15
Director General Technical Airworthiness keynote speech Melbourne - Feb 2015
Making it clearer Air Force News - Feb 15