Past event: Defence Aviation Safety 2023 Conference

Minimising Aerospace Casualties Through Education, Technology and Accountability

Be part of the Defence Aviation Safety conference as we enter its 4th year, proudly supported by the Royal Air Force Safety Centre and the only event specifically focused on defence safety for the military aviation community.

The Defence Aviation Safety conference truly is your best opportunity to contribute to this critical field.

Collaborate across an unmatched 2-day programme.

Join forward-thinking defence aviation experts, and you'll leave the conference empowered with the tools and knowledge to better support your organisations strategy.

  • 90+ Attendees
  • 30+ Speakers
  • 16+ Nations in Attendance
  • Top UK MoD speakers
  • Industry Key themes
  • Supported by the RAF Safety Centre

Here's why you can't afford to miss Defence Aviation Safety conference:

  • An opportunity to meet and share best practices with leaders and experts.
  • Gain vital insight into the growing need for more effective certification processes when onboarding new platforms into service.
  • Be part of the discussion with leaders from around the world as they focus on strategies to enhance the protection of lives and capabilities for aviators and ground crew.

Benefits of Attending

  • Take part in Europe's leading event dedicated to enhancing international military aviation safety.
  • Listen to the latest aviation safety initiatives, standards, strategies and challenges, to reduce the risk to international aviators, aircrew and platforms.
  • Meet and network with senior officers and industry experts who are committed to developing military aviation safety, who at the forefront of aviation standardisation and who are paving a way forward to safety assurance.
  • Come away with new strategies to advance safety culture at the organisational level and create effective certification processes to promote a safer and enhanced future air force.

Who should attend

This event should be of interest to all parties involved in the safe manufacturing, certification and use of military aircraft. This extends to military leaders and industry experts who are dedicated to protecting military personnel and equipment.

Military Officers:
  • Aviation/Air/Flight Safety
  • Military Aviation Authority
  • Military Flight Training
  • Airworthiness and Certification
  • Operational Commanders
Industry Experts:
  • Business Development
  • Aviation/Air/Flight Safety
  • Safety, Health and Environment
  • Airworthiness and Certification
  • Aviation Safety Assurance
  • Consultancy

Featured Speakers

  • Air Commodore Joseph Medved, Director General, Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA), Royal Australian Air Force
  • Air Commodore Sam Sansome, Inspector of Safety, RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force
  • Air Vice-Marshal Alan Gillespie, Director, Military Aviation Authority (MAA), UK MoD
  • Air Vice-Marshal Mark Flewin, Air Officer Commanding, Number 1 Group, Royal Air Force
  • Brigadier General Jonathan Bryom, Director of Army Safety/Commanding General, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center
  • Brigadier General Roberto Di Marco, Chief of the Italian Flight Safety Inspectorate (ItAF ISV), Italian Air Force
  • Brigadier General Tommy Petersson, Deputy Commander, Swedish Air Force
  • Brigadier Paul Hughes, Chief Engineer and Type Airworthiness Authority for UK Strategic RPAS, DE&S, UK MoD
  • Captain (N) Rich Harrison, Assistant Head Safety & Assurance, Joint Helicopter Command
  • Captain Dimitrios Kalogiannis, Air Vehicle Operator, Mission Commander and Chief of Safety Office, 390 RPAS Squadron, Hellenic Air Force
  • Captain Scott Kramarik, Director, Aviation Safety Programs, Naval Safety Command, US Navy
  • Colonel Gianluigi Colucci, Chief of Investigation Office, Italian Flight Safety Inspectorate (ItAF ISV), Italian Air Force
  • Colonel Jorge Inácio, Commander, Multinational Helicopter Training Centre (MHTC)
  • Colonel Joseph Augustine, Director of Safety, Air Combat Command, United States Air Force
  • Colonel Luís Miguel Pinto Morais, Chief of the Flight Safety Office, Portuguese Air Force
  • Colonel Mike Thomas, Deputy Chief of Safety, Air Force Safety Center, USAF
  • Colonel Nicholas Moore, Tactical RPAS Chief Engineer & Type Airworthiness Authority, DE&S, UK MoD
  • Colonel Steven Pierce, Deputy Commanding Officer, US Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC), United States Army
  • CW5 Shawn Johnston, Directorate Analysis and Preventions - Aviation Expert, US Army Combat Readiness Center
  • Group Captain Andrew Keith, Deputy Inspector of Safety, RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force
  • Group Captain Mike Jordan, Commandant Central Flying School, Number 22 Group, Royal Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Glen Reukema, Aviation Safety Branch Head, Commandant of the Marine Corps - Safety Division, United States Marine Corps
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jan-Olof Lindström, Head of Flight Safety, Swedish Air Force
  • Mr Javier Diana Lopez, Technical Programme Manager, EUROCAE
  • Mr Roberts Andrejevs, Air Inspector, Military Aviation Authority, Latvian National Armed Forces
  • Mr Siete Hamminga, CEO, Robin Radar Systems BV
  • Mr Stéphane Copéret, Officer Airworthiness & Certification, Aerospace Capabilities Section, Defence Investment Division, NATO
  • Vice Admiral Rick Thompson, Director General Air, DE&S, UK MoD

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179-199 Holland Park Ave, Kensington, W11 4UL
London, UK

Event details
Organizer : SAE Media Group
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24382