Defence Aviation Safety 2024 Conference

Minimising Aerospace Casualties Through Education, Technology and Accountability

October 2-3, 2024 - London, United Kingdom

We are delighted to announce the 6th annual Defence Aviation Safety conference, taking place in London on the 2nd-3rd October 2024.

As the only event specifically focused on defence safety for the military aviation community, Defence Aviation Safety offers a unique opportunity for leaders and experts to meet and share best practice that will save lives and protect capability.

Keeping aircraft airworthy and creating a safety culture across military aviation has never been more important as many defence forces continue to extend the lifecycle of their platforms and systems. Likewise, the growing need for more effective certification processes when onboarding new platforms into service, and maintaining these to the required flying standard, is key to all nations that want to remain prepared for high tempo operations.

While the primary focus of this event will be on safety in defence aviation, it will also be of interest to those involved in the acquisition and safe operation of unmanned systems and to those concerned with the certification of all equipment types.

Benefits of attending

  • The only dedicated event specifically focused on Defence Aviation Safety
  • Meet with Heads of Safety from Military Stakeholders and International Experts (government and industry)
  • Uncover new systems and technologies that will optimise your military safety processes
  • Hear from UK MoD Senior Leaders on how they are creating safety first cultures across their respective organisations

The Defence Aviation Safety 2024 conference will bring together leaders from around the world to focus on strategies to enhance the protection of lives and capability for aviators and ground crew operating in todays battle environment.

We are globally recognised by the Military Aviation Community as experts and leaders in Defence Safety and therefore we welcome the opportunity to strengthen this network and knowledge.

2023 Speakers Included

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