QinetiQ Australian DASR accredited
QinetiQ has been cleared to approve structural design changes for all Australian Defence Force (ADF) aircraft following the company’s 21 Subpart-J accreditation under Australia’s new Defence Aviation Safety Regulations (DASR).
DASR brings Australia into alignment with the European Military Airworthiness Requirements, providing a common baseline with more than 30 other countries. This commonality and the flexibility and efficiencies that DASR offers aims to benefit and enhance Australian military aviation safety.
Under the previous regulations, QinetiQ has been providing aircraft structural integrity services to Directorate General Technical Airworthiness-ADF (DGTA-ADF) for more than 15 years. This accreditation supports QinetiQ’s continued partnership with DGTA-ADF and the Defence Science and Technology Group in the delivery of a sovereign aircraft structural integrity capability.
Greg Barsby, managing director of QinetiQ Australia, said: ‘QinetiQ is proud to be among the first wave of DASR accredited organisations. The high level of industry engagement and accessibility of the Defence Aviation Safety Authority has had a profoundly positive effect on our transition to DASR.’
Michael Houston, chief engineer of QinetiQ Australia, added: ‘QinetiQ is committed to supporting the Defence Aviation Safety Authority and ADF aviation community as DASR implementation matures. The new framework offers numerous benefits including flexibility, efficiencies and commonality.’
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