SAE Media Group is proud to present the Defence Aviation Safety Conference which will take place in London on the 29th - 30th April 2019. This unique conference will focus on enhancing military capability through improved safety standards, certification and data management.

The event will feature briefings from safety regulators, operators and leading industry safety providers. Defence Aviation Safety 2019 will feature in-depth focus on mutual recognition of air platforms and systems covering the spectrum of Fast Jet, Fixed Wing, Rotary, and UAS.

Supported by The Defence Safety Authority and the Military Aviation Authority-UK MoD-this event will host the most senior leaders and safety practitioners from around the world.

As the only event specifically dedicated to Defence Aviation Safety, this is a must attend event for Air Force, Army and Navy Aviators, as well as government and industry experts!

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Former Director General Defence Safety Authority , Defence Safety Authority

9:00 Military Aviation Authorities contribution to delivering enhanced operational capability within the UK Defence Air Environment

Air Vice Marshal Steven Shell

Air Vice Marshal Steven Shell, Director , Military Aviation Authority, UK MoD


  • Development of a through life Air System Safety Case to reduce downstream certification and safety challenges.
  • Transition to a Risk Based Assurance Organisation.
  • Balance between Regulator and Advisor.

9:30 German implementation of a Total System Approach to Safety in Aviation

Major General Gunter Katz

Major General Gunter Katz, Director General, German Military Aviation Authority


·         The German MAA Approach to safety
·         DLR and German Armed Forces projects to find new and innovative safety process
·         Cyber resilience technologies emerging to defeat the threat and keep military aircraft safe

10:00 Enhancing Defence Aviation Safety in a Changing World

Luke Logan

Luke Logan, Engineering Director Europe and International, BAE Systems Air

The role, challenges and opportunities for industry in enabling safe future defence capability in a rapidly changing technological and cultural environment

Technology advancement and the challenges and opportunities for safety and the certification of products and services

The importance of enabling collaboration across the whole value stream

Enhancing Diversity of Thought, and safety through enabling an inclusive environment

10:30 The Royal Air Force Safety Centre: Assuring Air System Safety For Maximum Capability and Delivery

Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

Air Commodore Mark Jeffery, Head of RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force


·         RAF Safety Management Systems
·         Managing new and aging aircraft
·         Creating a safety culture across the Royal Air Force
·         Using data for future safety improvements across the Royal Air Force


11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 DE&S Strategies to Ensure Safe Operations of UK Helicopter Platforms

Air Vice Marshal Graham Russell

Air Vice Marshal Graham Russell, Director Helicopters, DE&S UK MoD


·         Creating a safety culture across DE&S
·         Optimising airworthiness through a more effective certification process
·         Safety standards and metrics
·         Ensuring all platforms are mission ready and at full operational capacity

12:00 Babcock Aviation: Recent incidents and the Lessons Learnt

Roger Hardy

Roger Hardy, Chief Executive, Aviation, Babcock International Group Plc

• The case for Flight Data Monitoring
• The need for obstacle warning systems

12:30 Maximising Combat Operations Whilst Maintaining Airworthiness and Safety

Brigadier General Bradford J Gering

Brigadier General Bradford J Gering, Assistant Deputy Commandant Aviation , US Marine Corps


·         Ensuring a rapidly deployable and agile USMC Aviation Capability
·         Airworthiness priorities and standards
·         Keep safety in mind when developing next generation aviation capability

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Typhoon Force: Delivering Air Superiority and Combat Effectiveness Whilst Ensuring Safety

Air Commodore Mark Chappell

Air Commodore Mark Chappell, Typhoon Force Commander, Royal Air Force


·         The role the Typhoon force plays in supporting UK operations at home and abroad
·         Enabling complex deployment of air assets across a global network
·         Keeping safety front of mind when delivering air power through fast-jet and ISTAR platforms
·         Feedback from recent combat operations and how these are driving future safety considerations

14:30 Ensuring Power System Safety

Gareth D.Jones

Gareth D.Jones, Engineering & Technology Director, Rolls-Royce Defence


             The Safety Assurance framework and Equipment Safety Case in Rolls-Royce
             What can we control in Product Safety?
             Exploiting industry’s knowledge for the operator
             Do we understand how the equipment is operated?

15:00 Ensuring Combat-Ready Forces For Rapid Deployment

Colonel Steven  G. Owen

Colonel Steven G. Owen, Director of Safety for Air Combat Command, ACC, US Air Force


·         Why safety must remain the number one priority of the US Air Force
·         Examining challenges to air safety in the modern battlespace:
   Overcoming Cyber Threats
   UAS and Counter UAS strategies
   The Rise of urban warfare
·         Weapon Systems Safety
·         Working with allied forces to improve mutual recognition of platforms and systems

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Ensuring Airworthiness UK MoD Platforms and Systems

Mr. Timothy Rowntree

Mr. Timothy Rowntree, Director of Engineering and Safety, DE&S


·         Creating a safety-first culture at DE&S
·         Engineering priorities to keep platforms rapidly deployable and airworthy
·         Through life support safety certification
·         Enhancing capability through risk avoidance and safety processes
·         Working with Industrial Partners for safety assurance

16:30 Dual view x-ray scanning of aircraft as unparalleled safety and security method

Mircea Tudor

Mircea Tudor, CEO of Mircea Tudor Scan Tech SA, Mircea Tudor Scan Tech SA

 - Threats and vulnerabilities
- Limits of actual solutions and procedures
- Bringing technological support for safety and security screening of military aircrafts
- Dual view high resolution x-raying of military aircraft technology
- Benefits and advantages of fast screening.


17:00 Panel Discussion: Creating a Safety Culture Through Leadership

  • Why leadership matters
  • Creating a culture where safety is everyone's priority 
  • Using data  and accident investigation information to drive positive change across defence organisations
  • Recommendations for future success
  • Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Former Director General Defence Safety Authority , Defence Safety Authority

    Major General Gunter Katz

    Major General Gunter Katz, Director General, German Military Aviation Authority

    Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon

    Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon , Director Military Aviation Authority , Royal Netherlands Air Force

    Brigadier General Bradford J Gering

    Brigadier General Bradford J Gering, Assistant Deputy Commandant Aviation , US Marine Corps

    17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Former Director General Defence Safety Authority , Defence Safety Authority

    18:30 VIP Speakers Dinner Hosted By BAE Systems

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:15 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Former Director General Defence Safety Authority , Defence Safety Authority

    9:30 Protecting Resources and Preserving Combat Readiness Through Data Driven Decision Making

    Major General John T. Rauch Jr

    Major General John T. Rauch Jr, Air Force Chief of Safety Commander, USAF


    ·         The US Air Force’s priorities for aviation safety
    ·         Mitigating safety risk to all aviation assets through the intelligent use of data
    ·         Sharing data with allied partners for greater mutual recognition
    ·         Seeing safety as an Air Force multiplier: examples of where optimising safety can deliver greater mission capability
    ·         Safety programs and policy for occupational, weapons, space, system mishap prevention and nuclear

    10:00 Continuing Safety Arguments for an Air System Management Information System

    Tony Harris

    Tony Harris, Commercial Director, TlmNexus

    • Describe how the management information system is part of the air system.
    • Understand how the management information system helps to control air system risks.
    • Assessing the risks associated with a management information system
    • Creating a continuing safety argument for a management information system.

    10:30 US Navy UAS Safety Strategies

    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt, Commander , US Navy Safety Center


    ·         The rise of UAS in Naval Operations across the US Navy
    ·         Regulatory and certification requirements
    ·         Implementing new UAV platforms- MQ-8 Fire Scout, RQ-20 Puma, RQ-21 Blackjack, RQ-26 Aerostar platforms

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Strengthening Certification Processes To Ensure Successful Airworthiness Of Key Aviation Programmes And Platforms

    Air Commodore Jason Agius

    Air Commodore Jason Agius , Director General -Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Royal Australian Air Force


    ·         The roles and responsibilities of the Defence Aviation Safety Authority
    ·         Working with fast Jet, Fixed Wing and Rotary Platforms
    ·         Certifying UAS platforms
    ·         The need for enhanced mutual recognition of allied used air platforms 

    12:00 Challenges for Improved Aviation Safety Across the Netherlands Armed Forces

    Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon

    Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon , Director Military Aviation Authority , Royal Netherlands Air Force


    • The thin line between operational necessity and breaking the rules
    • To report, or not to report….how just is our culture?
    • Changing the culture of safety through leadership
    • Future plans and focus for the Military Aviation Authority NLD

    12:30 US Army Aviiation 110th Aviation Brigade Safety Successes

    Colonel Chad Chasteen

    Colonel Chad Chasteen, Commander Commander 110th Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Roles and responsibilities of the Swedish MAA and the certification process of JAS39 Gripen E

    Colonel Anders Janson

    Colonel Anders Janson, Head of Aviation Safety , Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters


    ·         Safety priorities for Fast Jet, Fixed Wing and Rotary Platforms
    ·         Examples of aviation safety cases
    ·         Certification procedures for the JAS39 Gripen E
    ·         Creating a safety culture for future air mission planning

    14:30 Performance, Safety and Interoperability of Air Platforms and Systems

    Colonel Kimmo Nortaja

    Colonel Kimmo Nortaja, Director, Military Aviation Authority, Finnish Armed Forces


    • Establishing safety standards and requirements of the Finnish Armed Forces Air platforms and systems
    • Interoperability between the Civil and Military Aviation
    • Example of certification and compliance
    • Safety Culture challenges

    15:00 Military Aviation Airworthiness For The Czech Armed Forces

    Colonel Lubomir  Sitta

    Colonel Lubomir Sitta, MAA CZE Director, Military Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic


    ·         Structure and Responsibilities of the Czech Republic’s MMA
    ·         Accident investigation and management
    ·         Certification and mutual recognition of new platforms and aviation air systems
    ·         An update on MATC successes for joint safety and training requirements

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 How to conciliate operational and safety requirements – The NATO Global Hawk AGS Case

    Colonel Filippo  Trigilio

    Colonel Filippo Trigilio, Vice Directorate, Technical, 1st Office Chief - Airworthiness, Italian Ministry of Defence


  • Safety requirements for UAS technologies
  • Working with international joint partners to make the HAWK AGS safe to operate
  • Regulatory necessities for future UAS systems and platforms
  • 16:30 Safe Strategic Air Lift For Operations Of The German Bundeswehr

    Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna

    Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna, Head of Department Heavy Lift Transport , Logistikzentrum Der Bundeswehr

    - Military (MCCE and EATC) as well as commercial companies providing capabilities

    - Major requirements and procedures (Customs, Air freight security, Dangerous goods) to ensure Strategic Air Lift

    - Challenges in a multinational environment



    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


    Director Military Aviation Authority
    Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Director General -Defence Aviation Safety Authority
    Royal Australian Air Force
    Typhoon Force Commander
    Royal Air Force
    Head of RAF Safety Centre
    Royal Air Force
    Director Helicopters
    DE&S UK MoD
    Military Aviation Authority, UK MoD
    Assistant Deputy Commandant Aviation
    US Marine Corps
    Head of Aviation Safety
    Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters
    Commander Commander 110th Aviation Brigade
    U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence
    Vice Directorate, Technical, 1st Office Chief - Airworthiness
    Italian Ministry of Defence
    Director, Military Aviation Authority
    Finnish Armed Forces
    MAA CZE Director
    Military Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic
    Director of Safety for Air Combat Command, ACC
    US Air Force
    Engineering & Technology Director
    Rolls-Royce Defence
    Head of Department Heavy Lift Transport
    Logistikzentrum Der Bundeswehr
    Former Director General Defence Safety Authority
    Defence Safety Authority
    Engineering Director Europe and International
    BAE Systems Air
    Director General
    German Military Aviation Authority
    Air Force Chief of Safety Commander
    CEO of Mircea Tudor Scan Tech SA
    Mircea Tudor Scan Tech SA
    Director of Engineering and Safety
    US Navy Safety Center
    Chief Executive, Aviation
    Babcock International Group Plc
    Commercial Director

    Gold Sponsor

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    Speaker Interview with Brigadier General Laurent Aubigny, Director State Aviation Authority, French Armed Forces


    Speaker Interview with Colonel Steven G. Owen, Director of Safety for Air Combat Command, ACC, US Air Force


    Speaker interview with Major General Günter Katz, Director General, German Military Aviation Authority


    Speaker interview with Brigadier General Rolf Folland, Norwegian Air inspectorate of Flying, Norwegian Air Force


    Defence Aviation Safety Conference Brochure


    Speaker interview with Air Commodore Mark Jeffery, Head of RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force


    Speaker Interview with Air Commodore Jan-Paul Apon, Director Military Aviation Authority, Royal Netherlands Air Force


    Speaker Interview with Mr. Timothy Rowntree, Director of Engineering and Safety, DE&S


    Speaker Interview with Colonel Anders Janson, Head of Aviation Safety, Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters


    Leading UK MoD Speakers Featured at Defence Aviation Safety 2019


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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Gold Sponsor

    Babcock is a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities. We focus on three highly regulated markets – defence, emergency services and civil nuclear – delivering vital services and managing complex assets in the UK and internationally. We are a trusted partner who understands the key roles that our technology, our expertise, our infrastructure and our assets play in ensuring our customers can deliver. We share risk with them in delivering innovation, and we share the benefits.


    Gold Sponsor

    tlmNexus is known and trusted by many in the Ministry of Defence for its Resolve software which helps to ensure the efficiency, quality and safety of the majority of the aircraft types operating across the three services. Originally designed to support the Typhoon aircraft in the Royal Air Force, Resolve now supports 29 different aircraft types and represents a significant step forward in the management of safety, through-life engineering and airworthiness assessment. The system provides an auditable trail of information and shares data securely between the MOD and its suppliers. As well as Resolve, the company has developed valuable software foundations which similarly link all collaborators involved in other aspects of long-term projects: Requirements Management, Budgeting and Investment Appraisals and Operational Quality Feedback. tlmNexus received the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2018 in recognition of Resolve’s contribution to improving the management of aircraft safety. www.tlmnexus.com

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers. Annual underlying revenue was £15 billion in 2017, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £78.5 billion at the end of December 2017. In 2017, Rolls-Royce invested £1.4 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research. Rolls-Royce employs almost 55,000 people in 50 countries. Approximately 19,400 of these are engineers. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2017 we recruited 313 graduates and 339 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.

    Tudor Tech

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    MIRCEA TUDOR SCAN TECH S.A. (MTST) is a Swiss company with over 20 years of experience in developing innovative scanning technologies, proving high expertise to develop unique internationally patented scanning technologies for civil and military aircrafts, occupied cars, trucks and containers. MTST operates in Switzerland a state-of-the-art factory and an R&D center for nuclear technologies with fast-prototyping capacity. The company is deeply involved in large scale security projects covering borders, critical infrastructures, seaports and airports. The main challenge of the company is to propose Tudor Tech AERIA, a new and revolutionary field proven solution for civil and military aviation safety & security, introducing finally the technological support in airplane bomb on board clearing and fast security screening of airplanes arriving from low security/high risk origin of flights. For the military aviation AERIA can generate within few minutes only a conclusive dual view (top view and side view) high resolution radiography, capable to reveal sub millimeter details and material separation, extremely useful for fast assessment of the mechanical and structural integrity of the aircraft after combat missions or as routine checks. The scanning process can reveal as well eventual foreign objects on board, detached/misplaced objects or parts, liquid leakages and many other anomalies, including inside the technical cavities, inaccessible for security of safety inspection. The occupied cars scanner and the truck/container scanner can bring a high level of security of the airfields by scanning all vehicles accessing the secured area, eliminating significant vulnerabilities.

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    Defense Update highlights worldwide defense programs, including; land warfare covering armor and infantry and support elements,aerospace, naval, C4ISR, EW, Cyber Warfare, intelligence and net-centric warfare, unmanned systems and robotics, and homeland defense. Written by experienced defense journalists from different nations, with contribution by analysts specializing in different fields, Defense Update provides comprehensive coverage of specific defense related topics, including Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), Future Combat Systems, Aerospace – and unmanned systems as well as robotics and Precision Strike weapons. It also covers in-depth analysis of developing trends in Command, Control, Communications and Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR).


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    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”) is the recognized leader among South American printed defense magazines. It has been in the market for 37 years, and presently is the only one of its kind in Brazil to be nationally distributed. Sold on news stands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector in Brazil and in South American countries.

    Soldier Modernisation

    Official Media Partner

    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.

    Defense Express

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    Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.

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    Asian Military Review

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    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.

    Military Systems and Technology

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    Military Systems & Technology is a comprehensive web portal, design agency and publication designed for the International Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a source of daily information for Manufacturers, OEM’S, System Integrators and Contractors. We even have Government & Military Readers. The portal encompasses all aspects of Military equipment, technology, design and services. www.militarysystems-tech.com info@militarysystems-tech.com +44 (0)1392 881545

    Crisis Response Journal

    Official Media Partner

    Crisis Response Journal is the international publication focusing on response, resilience, continuity and security issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks. CRJ analyses past events to draw vital lessons for the future, while constantly scanning the horizon to identify and help mitigate new threats.


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    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.

    21st Century Asian Arms Race

    Official Media Partner

    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.

    Aviation News

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    As Britain’s longest established monthly aviation journal, Aviation News is renowned for providing the best coverage of every branch of aviation. Now incorporating Classic Aircraft, each issue features the latest news and in-depth features, plus firsthand accounts from pilots putting you in the cockpit. Covering both modern military and civil aircraft, as well as classic types from yesteryear, it features subjects from World War Two, through the Cold War years to present day. Aviation News brings you the past, present and future of flight.

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    Blog Before Flight is an online news and information website related to the aviation and aerospace industries. It offers daily news about new products, future projects, military exercises and operations, airshow info and reportages made in close contact with the international armed forces. Blog Before Flight combines technical concepts with a common language to reach everyone wants to know more about aviation.


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    The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk

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    Global Military Communications

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    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.

    Air International

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    Over the years, AIR International has established an unrivalled reputation for authoritative reporting and coverage across the full spectrum of aviation subjects. With more pages than ever, all still dedicated to commercial and military aviation, we have more correspondents and top aviation writers from around the world, offering even more exciting news, features and stunning photography.

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    Leading aerospace organisations use Aerospace-technology.com on a daily basis to ensure they keep up to date with the latest industry specific news and developments. As a result, Aerospace-technology.com attracts a high quality and loyal user base of the most influential decision makers and aerospace industry leaders. For more information please contact antonio.rossi@verdict.co.uk or call +44 207 936 6806


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    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.

    Combat Aircraft magazine

    Official Media Partner

    With in-depth editorial coverage alongside the finest imagery from the world’s foremost aviation photographers, Combat Aircraft is America’s best-selling military aviation magazine. With thought-provoking opinion pieces, detailed information and rare archive imagery, Combat Aircraft is your one-stop-source of military aviation news and features from across the globe. Visit www.combataircraft.net for more information.

    Armada International

    Official Media Partner

    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.

    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

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    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service.

    Defence and Security Alert

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    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and only ISO 9001:2015 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Covering a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders, DSA is the only Indian defence magazine available on the intranets of Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF). DSA is an ideal platform in this domain to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.

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    Defence Safety Authority


    The Defence Safety Authority is an independent organisation, empowered by charter from SofS to undertake the roles of regulator, accident investigation and Defence Authority for safety. DSA is part of the Ministry of Defence.

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

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    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

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    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

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    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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