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Corporate

Interim Service Inquiry report investigating the incident involving Gazelle XZ936 on 2 June 2014
22/07/2014 - The Service Inquiry into the incident involving Gazelle XZ936 is ongoing. The interim report has been published to inform the military chain of command and the public of the general circumstances of the incident on 2 June 2014. The full findings will be published once the Service Inquiry has been completed.

Interim Service Inquiry report into the circumstances of the accident involving Lynx ZF540 on 26 Apr 14
11/07/14 - The Service Inquiry into the accident involving Lynx ZF540 is ongoing. The interim report has been published to inform the military chain of command, aviation industry and the public of the general about the circumstances of the accident.

Service Inquiry: accident involving Tornado ZD743 and Tornado ZD812 over Moray Firth
30/06/2014 - Findings and recommendations of the Service Inquiry into the accident involving Tornado ZD743 and ZD812 on 3 July 2012.

Service Inquiry: accident involving Sea King ZE428 at RNAS Yeovilton on 03 Oct 13
03/06/2014 - The Service Inquiry in to the accident involving Sea King ZE428 at RNAS Yeovilton on 03 Oct 13 has been published.

FLY2000
21/05/14 - Flying Regulations Team, with the endorsement of MAA Director Operations, published the new Fly 2000 series on 31 January 2014. The regulated community are transitioning to the new series over a 4 month period, ending on 2 Jun 2014.

UK MAA and US Army Airworthiness Authority Sign Mutual Recognition Certificate
13/05/2014 - The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) and its US Army counterpart have formally recognised each other as competent Military Airworthiness Authorities. This Mutual Recognition is a significant achievement for both nations and a first for the UK MAA outside Europe.

Air Safety Reporting – Developing the Air Safety Information Management System (ASIMS)
24/04/2014 - An article on Air Safety Reporting – Developing the Air Safety Information Management System (ASIMS) has been published.

DG MAA’s Annual Report
03/04/2014 - DG MAA Defence Air Safety Annual Report, for the period Jul 12 to Aug 13, has been published and is available for viewing.

Service Inquiry: incident involving Voyager ZZ333 on 9 Feb 2014
20/03/2014 - The Service Inquiry in to the incident involving Voyager ZZ333 is ongoing, the interim report has been published to inform the military chain of command, aviation industry and the public of the general about the circumstances of the incident involving Voyager ZZ333 on 09 Feb 14.

ASIMS has now been updated to Version 2.3
04/03/2014 - ASIMS has now been updated to Version 2.3 and is now available for access. To ensure full functionality, Users are requested to ensure that compatibility view is turned off for ASIMS. When viewing ASIMS select Page (in the top right of your internet explorer window) and if there is a tick next to Compatibility View then click the tick and it will turn off compatibility view. The ASIMS Team is keen to hear your feedback on the new release. Please forward any comments or issues through the usual ASIMS Feedback Channels.


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Regulation

NAA 14/40 - RA1020
22/10/2014 - NAA 14/40 upissues RA1020 - Roles & Responsibilities: Aviation Duty Holder (ADH) and ADH-Facing Organizations to Issue 3. The combined 1000 and ToC has been updated to reflect the change.

NPA 14/16 relates to RA3049 - Operations Support Responsibilities of the Contractor Flying
17/10/2014 - NPA 14/16 relates to RA3049 - Operations Support Responsibilities of the Contractor Flying which closes for comments on 24/11/2014

NPA 14/15 relates to RA1230 - Design Safety Targets
14/10/2014 - NPA 14/15 relates to RA1230 - Design Safety Targets which closes for comments on 30/11/2014.

NAA 14/39 - Manual of Post Crash Management and APCM Aide Memoire
10/10/2014 - NAA 14/39 upissues Manual of Post Crash Management chapters 1 and 2 to Issue 2 and APCM Aide Memoire to Issue 2. A complete version of the Manual of Post Crash Management can be found on the MAA Defence Intranet.

NAA 14/38 - 1400 Series
10/10/2014 - NAA 14/38 upissues RA1400 - Flight Safety to Issue 2, RA1410 - Ocurrence Reporting to Issue 5, RA1420 - Service Inquiries - Convening Authority to Issue 3, RA1430 - Aircraft Post Crash Management and Significant Occurrence Management to Issue 3 and RA1440 - Air Safety Training to Issue 4. The combined 1000 series and ToC have been updated to reflect the changes.

NPA 14/14
09/10/2014 - NPA 14/14 relates to MAA02 - MAA Master Glossary, MAA03 - MAA Regulatory Processes (Annex F), RA1120 - Military Aircraft Registration, RA1600 - RPAS, RA2130 - Safety Equipment, Survival Drills and Training, RA2310 - Role Specific Fixed Wing, RA4050 - Continuing Airworthiness of RPAS and RA5002 - RPAS Design and Modification Engineering (DME)which closes for comments on 26/11/2014

NAA 14/37 - RA1015
19/09/2014 - NAA 14/37 upissues RA1015 - Type Airworthiness Authority (TAA) – Airworthiness Responsibilities to Issue 4. The combined 1000 has been updated to reflect the change.

NPA 14/13
12/09/2014 - NPA 14/13 relates to RA1200 - Defence Air Safety Management and Manual of Air Safety (MAS) which closes for comments on 10/10/2014.

NPA 14/12
05/09/2014 - NPA 14/12 introduces RA1380 - Performance Based Navigation which closes for comments on 17/10/2014.

MAA/RI/2014/02 (D (Tech))
04/09/2014 - MAA/RI/2014/02 (D (Tech)) - Invoking specific privileges to MAA approved organizations has been published.

NAA 14/36 - RA1024
04/09/2014 - NAA 14/36 up issuees RA1024 Accountable Manager (Military Flying) - AM(MF) to Issue 3. The combined 1000 has been updated to reflect the change.

NPA 14/11
26/08/2014 - NPA 14/11 relates to RA3100 - Air Traffic Management (ATM) Approved Organization Scheme (AAOS) Application Process and Validity of Approval, RA4820 - Continued Validity of Approval (MRP 145.A.90) - Approved Maintenance Organizations (AMOs) only, RA4954 - Continued Validity of Approval - MRP Part M Sub Part G & RA5101 - Design Approved Organization Scheme (DAOS) Approval Procedures and Responsibilities. This NPA has been published for consultation, and will close for comment on 25/09/2014.

MAA/RN/2014/04 (D Tech)
20/08/2014 - MAA/RN/2014/04 (D Tech) - Baroarbunga Volcano Iceland has been published.

NAA 14/35 - RA4660
19/08/2014 - NAA 14/35 up issues RA4660 - Aircraft Explosive Armament Stores, Explosive Components and Related Equipment - Performance Failures, to Issue 2. The combined 4000 series has been updated to reflect the change.

NAA 14/34 - RA4063
19/08/2014 - NAA 14/34 up issues RA4063 - Replenishment of Liquid and Gaseous Oxygen Systems in Exceptional Circumstances, to Issue 2. The combined 4000 series has been updated to reflect the change.

NAA 14/33 - RA1920
19/08/2014 - NAA 14/33 introduces RA1920 - Aviation Arrangements in Surface Ships – Equipment Standards. The combined 1000 series and Table of Contents have been updated to reflect the change.

RN 14/03 - NAA 14/32
18/08/2014 - RN 14/03 introduces NAA 14/32 that relates to the re-write of the 3000 Series of RAs and MMATM.

MAA/RN/2014/02 (D Tech)
12/08/2014 - MAA/RN/2014/02 (D Tech)- Review of MRP DME 5000 Series and Integration of EMAR Part 21 has been published.

NPA 14/10 - RA5401
25/07/2014 - NPA 14/10 relates to RA5401 - Provision of Service Technical Publications. It has been published to facilitate consultation, which closes for comments on 31/08/2014.

NPA 14/09 - RA5219
25/07/2014 - NPA 14/09 relates to RA5219 - Instrumentation of Flight Test Aircraft. It has been published to facilitate consultation, which closes for comments on 31/08/2014.


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Training

Human Factors Announcement
30/09/2014 - With immediate effect, Human Factors Examiner candidates are no longer required to complete DIAD or DIME. This applies to those having already completed HFEC and those applying to attend future courses. Further HF/EM training guidance will be published concurrently with the revised RA 1440.

Delivery of Legacy Human Factors Foundation Training
14/07/2014 - DAHFC Important Update: Legacy Human Factors Foundation Training may be delivered by personnel holding a Flight Safety | Human Factors Facilitator Training | Joint | JPA competency. Such training should be conducted in a facilitative manner and to an audience of no more than 15 pers. All HF and Error Management Foundation training delivered in Phased training should be by personnel holding the appropriate DCTS qualification, iaw RA1440(2).

New Training Courses
24/06/2014 - Joining Instructions for EEM, OI and ORG Courses have been added to the training pages.

New Training Dates
18/06/2014 - New training dates have been added for courses running at Shrivenham.

Human Factors Course Application form
13/05/2014 - A new version of the Human Factors Course Application form has been published

Human Factors Course Application form
23/04/2014 - A new Human Factors Course Application form has been published

Accountable Manager (Military Flying) (AM(MF)) Course
25/03/2014 - Accountable Manager (Military Flying) (AM(MF)) Course aim, details and application form has been published

DHASC Course date changes
24/03/2014 - Duty Holder Air Safety Course date changes to 12 - moved to 22-23 Sep 14, and 13 - moved to 3-4 Dec 14.

DAEMS Course Dates (2013DIN07-177)
19/12/2013 - DIN 2013DIN07-177 DAEMS Specialist Training has been published

New Training Dates
02/10/2013 - New training dates have been added for courses running at both Shrivenham and RAF Cranwell


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Certification

Issue of 970NPA 2014-006
23/10/2014 - Def Stan 00-970 NPA 2014/006 - Amendment to Part 9 RPAS to include STANAG 4702. Comments will close on 14 Nov 2014.

System Integrity Handbook
16/09/2014 - System Integrity Handbook (SYSI HB) Guidance Document In Support Of RA 5721 has been published.

Structural Integrity Management - AUVP
28/08/2014 - Structural Integrity Management - Aircraft Usage Validation Process (AUVP) - Guidance Document has been published.

Issue of 970NPA 2014-001
19/08/2014 - Def Stan 00-970 NPA 2014-001 Part 5 (Large Type Aeroplanes) Draft 1 for comment. Comments close 17 Oct 2014. DStan Links. https://www.dstan.mod.uk/drafts.html

Amendment of 970NPA 2014-003
11/07/14 - Def Stan 00-970 NPA 2014/003 - Annex A has been amended to reflect the correct links to the currently published Part 7. Comments will still close on 15 Aug 2014

Issue of 970NPA 2014-003
08/07/14 - Def Stan 00-970 NPA 2014/003 - Review and Re-Write of Part 7 to Issue 4 - has been issued, and comments will close on 15 Aug 2014

MAA Form 030
21/05/2014 - MAA Form 030 has been uplifted to Version 1.2 and should be used from now.

Def Stan 00-970 NPAs
21/05/2014 - Def Stan 00-970 NPAs list has been updated.

Systems Airworthiness Advisory Group (SAAG) Paper 001
25/04/2014 - Systems Airworthiness Advisory Group (SAAG) Paper 001 - Lessons identified from initial Ageing Aircraft Systems Audits and Condition Survey Programmes has been published.

Application Form 030 for Military Type Certification (MTC)
12/03/14 - Application Form 030 for Military Type Certification (MTC) has been updated to version 1.1 - please ensure only the latest version is used. The Document can also be found under Related Documents on the Certification page.


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Approvals

MAOS Approved Organizations - Update
16/10/14 - Airbus Military (UK) LTD - RAF Brize Norton - Approval Ref - 145.1406 & BAE Systems (Operations) Limited - Approval Ref - 145.0910 - Certificate & Schedule have been published.

DAOS Approved Organizations - Update
08/10/2014 - An updated version of the DAOS Approved Organizations document has been published.

DAOS Approved Organizations - Update
03/10/2014 - An updated version of the DAOS Approved Organizations document has been published.

MAOS Approved Organizations - Update
17/09/2014 - Agusta Westland Limited - RNAS Culdrose - Approval Ref - 145.1201 - Certificate & Schedule has been published.

CFAOS Compliance Matrix and Operations Manual
11/09/2014 - New versions of the CFAOS Compliance Matrix and Operations Manual have been published.

DAOS Approved Organizations - Update
11/09/2014 - An updated version of the DAOS Approved Organizations document has been published.

MAOS Approved Organizations - Update
28/08/2014 - MAOS Approvals - Lockheed Martin ASIC - RNAS Culdrose - Approval Ref - 145.1006 - Certificate & Schedule has been published.

DAOS Approved Organizations - Update
14/08/2014 - An updated version of the DAOS Approved Organizations document has been published.

MAOS Approved Organizations - Update
30/07/2014 - MAOS Approvals - Serco UK & Europe (Defence) - RAF Northolt & RAf Brize Norton - Approval Ref - 145.1011 - Certificate & Schedule has been updated.

DAOS Approved Organizations - Update
29/07/2014 - An updated version of the DAOS Approved Organizations document has been published.


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