What we do
Part of the Defence Safety Authority (DSA), the MAA is an independent organisation responsible for the regulation, surveillance, inspection and assurance of the defence air operating and technical domains. It ensures the safe design and use of military air systems.
To enhance the delivery of operational capability through the continual improvement in military air safety, appropriate culture, regulation and practice.
To be a world class military air safety regulatory and assurance organization that is proactive, innovative, modern, efficient and effective.
Who we are
As the single regulatory authority responsible for regulating all aspects of air safety across defence, the MAA has full oversight of all defence aviation activity. Through independent audit and continuous surveillance of military aviation, the MAA aims to provide the Secretary of State for Defence (SofS), through Director General DSA (DG DSA), the necessary assurance that appropriate standards of air safety are maintained in providing operational capability.
The DSA was established by Charter, signed by SofS, to be responsible for all defence safety regulators. The MAA draws the authority to discharge its regulatory role by a Letter of Delegation issued by DG DSA. DG DSA is the primary convening authority for all safety related accidents.
The MAA is led by a 2* Director (D MAA). D MAA is supported by a 2* Director (Technical), and they collectively form the MAA Executive.
The organisation consists of the following areas:
The MAA was established in response to the recommendations made by Mr Justice Haddon-Cave in his Nimrod Review, which called for a radical overhaul of military airworthiness regulation.