Director Military Aviation Authority

Air Vice-Marshal Steve Shell CB OBE MA RAF


Air Vice-Marshal S Shell was appointed on 12 December 2018.

His previous MOD roles include:

  • NATO and EU Air Policy adviser, MOD
  • Officer Commanding 27 Squadron
  • Deputy Director Air & Littoral Manoeuvre, Cap AM
  • Commanding Officer RAF Odiham and UK Chinook Force
  • Personal Staff Officer to Commander-in-Chief Air Command
  • Chief of Defence Staff Liaison Officer to Chairman of Joint Chiefs (US)
  • Chief of Staff Operations (Air)

Director Military Aviation Authority

Director MAA responsibilities include:

  • setting regulations and providing air safety assurance to DG Defence Safety Authority
  • Senior Operating Subject Matter Expert for the Military Aviation Authority across all divisions
  • leading and directing MAA strategy and coordinate the work of the independent Military Aviation Authority
  • MOD link with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for aviation regulatory matters
  • MOD link with Industry for design, manufacturing, maintenance, modification and certification standards and Contractor Accountable Manager organisations

Military Aviation Authority