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Military Aviation Authority training courses

Air safety training courses for the defence aviation community.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on delivering training

Covid-19 continues to impact air safety training delivery. As associated restrictions have adjusted, so too have our working practices. This includes the development of ‘virtual’ courses on Microsoft Teams.

Our priority is face to face training but until classroom capacity and social distancing allow, we will maximise virtual or blended delivery for certain courses.

Defence Academy (DefAc) facilities are opening up, including those in the Centre of Air Safety Training (CoAST) facility in Eisenhower Building. Associated applications for courses in the MAA portfolio can resume but we must be pragmatic and carefully apply social distancing to any ‘live’ training. There will be close liaison with DefAc to not overwhelm central services with high demand and any ‘live’ courses will be subject to DefAc capacity and a full risk assessment. As our virtual training experience grows, the future will likely be a mix of virtual and classroom courses.

The course dates for the remainder of TY 21-22 have been updated, please check the MAA course dates for more updates.

Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) applications for courses

With immediate effect all JHC individuals are to submit applications to their unit air safety teams (AST) who will pass them to the JHC AST. JHC Applications sent directly to CoAST will not be actioned.’

MAA Air Safety Training

The MAA AST team deliver, oversee and facilitate access to first class air safety training for UK military, civil servants, contracted civilians and foreign military students at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and other locations.

The delivery and management of a coherent and comprehensive training portfolio for the defence aviation environment assists with the continual improvement of military air safety and enhances appropriate cultural change. We work with specialists from across defence aviation and external subject matter experts, such as Baines Simmons and the Civil Aviation Authority, to ensure air safety training is relevant, appropriate and consistent with JSP822 in the current operating environment.

The MAA AST team comprises of CoAST, Trenchard Building, Defence Academy, Shrivenham, and colleagues based at Abbey Wood North, Juniper Building.

​Please access the MAA air safety training course map for course information including training course prerequisites, dates, duration and application forms.

Operator air safety training

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. In addition to the standard course dates delivered at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham, additional courses are run across the UK on other dates. Please contact your STEP group point of contact for details of these courses and how to apply as the application process differs from the Shrivenham deliveries.

Flying display symposium and training

To promote air safety related advice, training and guidance within the air display environment.

Integrity airworthiness and engineering air safety

Defence aviation human factors

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

Course application forms

Application forms for MAA and centre of air safety training (CoAST) sponsored courses. Details of where to send completed forms to can be found in the individual application forms.

Course date Information

Course dates for MAA general courses, human factors and safety training for error prevention (STEP) courses.

Published 10 November 2014
Last updated 25 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on delivering training has been amended.

  2. Update to statement regarding coronavirus restrictions on delivering training.

  3. Update to statement regarding coronavirus restrictions on delivering training.

  4. MAA training course information updated.

  5. Continuing airworthiness management organization - Regulatory Training and Continuing airworthiness management organization functional training have been published.

  6. The Remotely piloted air systems (RPAS) class 1(b) duty holders (DH) briefing day has been added.

  7. Course details have been published for the Effective error management course.

  8. General information has been added.

  9. The DAEMS content has been updated to Safety Training for Error Prevention (STEP).

  10. The military aviation authority training courses page has been amended.

  11. A new opening paragraph has been added.

  12. Flying Display Directors Course has been added

  13. The training contacts email address for courses based at Shrivenham has been updated on training pages.

  14. Location and email address for the ASIC and PIC has changed

  15. Information on Defence Human Factors training has been updated

  16. Details changed within the Training Contacts area

  17. Information on Defence aviation effective error management (EEM) course removed until new couse details are available.

  18. The PSIP course is currently suspended pending a training review.

  19. Air display flying symposia group has been added.

  20. The air safety assurance and assessment practitioner (ASAAP) course has been re-named the introduction to the MAA air safety management performance matrix (IMAPM).

  21. The DAEMS assurance practitioner (AP) course has been re-named the air safety assurance and assessment practitioner (ASAAP) course.

  22. MAA air safety risk assessment and management practitioners (MASRAMP) course has been added

  23. First published.