Director (Technical) Military Aviation Authority

Rear Admiral Richard Thompson CBE MA BEng(Hons) CEng FRAeS RN

Rear Admiral Richard Thompson CBE MA BEng(Hons) CEng FRAeS RN

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Biography

Rear Admiral R C Thompson CBE MA BEng(Hons) CEng FRAeS was appointed Director (Technical) Military Aviation Authority on 3 October 2016.

His previous Ministry of Defence roles include:

  • Joint Helicopter Command Head of Transformation
  • Commander Air Engineering HMS Ark Royal
  • Customer Support Team(Fleet) in CofM(Fleet)
  • Joint Strike Fighter Programme Manager and Project Engineer
  • Head of Lightning II

Director (Technical) Military Aviation Authority

Responsibilities include:

  • lead and direct the MAA Delivery Directorate; namely, the Regulation and Certification Division and the Oversight and Approvals Division

  • Senior Technical Subject Matter Expert for the MAA across all divisions