Military Aviation Authority training courses

Air safety training courses for the defence aviation community.

The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) provides courses for military, civil service, contracted civilian and foreign military students at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

Please see below a list of MAA courses with links to further information about each course and details of how to apply:

Operator air safety training

Airworthiness and engineering air safety

Safety training for error prevention (STEP)

The below STEP suite of courses replaces the DAEMS (Defence Aviation Error Management System) contract from April 2018 onwards. If you have any queries about this please contact Your STEP organisation POC. STEP courses can also be provided at military units within the UK by request via the STEP POC for your organisation.

Defence aviation human factors

The Defence Aviation Human Factors Centre of Excellence provides human factors training at RAF Cranwell and offers the following courses:

  1. Human factors training courses

Airworthiness for military aircraft

The course is run at multiple locations including Shrivenham and Cranfield University.

Military aerospace and airworthiness suite

The military aerospace and airworthiness suite (MAAS) provides masters (MSc) level courses.

Air display flying symposia and training

To promote Air Safety related advice, training and guidance within the Air Display environment.

Course application forms

Military Aviation Authority (MAA), human factors and Safety Training for Error Prevention (STEP) course application forms. Details of where to send completed forms to can be found in the individual application forms

  1. MAA course application forms

Course date Information

Shrivenham, RAF Cranwell and DAEMS course dates.

  1. MAA course dates information
Published 10 November 2014
Last updated 15 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. The DAEMS content has been updated to Safety Training for Error Prevention (STEP).
  2. The military aviation authority training courses page has been amended.
  3. A new opening paragraph has been added.
  4. Flying Display Directors Course has been added
  5. The training contacts email address for courses based at Shrivenham has been updated on training pages.
  6. Location and email address for the ASIC and PIC has changed
  7. Information on Defence Human Factors training has been updated
  8. Details changed within the Training Contacts area
  9. Information on Defence aviation effective error management (EEM) course removed until new couse details are available.
  10. The PSIP course is currently suspended pending a training review.
  11. Air display flying symposia group has been added.
  12. The air safety assurance and assessment practitioner (ASAAP) course has been re-named the introduction to the MAA air safety management performance matrix (IMAPM).
  13. The DAEMS assurance practitioner (AP) course has been re-named the air safety assurance and assessment practitioner (ASAAP) course.
  14. MAA air safety risk assessment and management practitioners (MASRAMP) course has been added
  15. First published.