Military Aviation Authority

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Military Aviation Authority
Agency overview
Formed 1 April 2010
Jurisdiction United Kingdom
Headquarters MoD Abbey Wood, Bristol
Agency executive

The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) is an organisation within the British Ministry of Defence and is the single regulatory authority responsible for regulating all aspects of Air Safety across Defence, with full oversight of all Defence aviation activity. It is part of the MoD, but operates independently, via a Charter signed by SoS.

The MAA was established on 1 April 2010 in response to the recommendations made by Mr Justice Haddon-Cave in his Nimrod Review,[1] which called for a radical overhaul of military airworthiness regulation (RN, Army or RAF).[2][3] The authority incorporates the former Directorate of Aviation Regulation & Safety, previously the Defence Aviation Safety Centre (DASC)[4] which had been located at RAF Bentley Priory until the station closed in 2008 and the organisation moved to RAF Northolt.[5] The MAA, which is located at MoD Abbey Wood in Bristol, is led by a 3* Director General who is based in MoD Main Building, Whitehall, London. DG MAA is supported by two 2*s, Director (Operations) and Director (Technical), who collectively form the MAA Executive.

On 1 April 2015, the MAA became part of the Defence Safety Authority.[6]

Principal Personnel[edit]

The MAA used to be led by the Director-General, with two principal deputies:

  • Operations Director - Air Vice-Marshal Paul Atherton
  • Technical Director - Air Vice-Marshal Martin Clark[7]

Currently, the website states that there is a Director and Director (Technical).[8]

Previous Personnel[edit]

  • Director General -

Air Marshal Tim Anderson (2010 - 2013)

Air Marshal Richard Garwood (2013 - 2015)


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