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Defence Aviation Safety Authority

DASA Events

Communication is important to the Authority to ensure its stakeholders are provided with the most up-to-date information and changes in a two-way exchange interface through a series of annual conferences and seminars. For general inquiries regarding DASA conferences and symposiums listed below, please email DASA Learning, Development and Coordination Team.

Symposiums & Conferences

2022 ADF Propulsion Systems Symposium

DASA is pleased to announce registrations and call for presentations are now open for the 2022 Australian Defence Force Propulsion Systems Symposium (APSS) to be held on 22, 23 & 24 November 2022 at Defence Plaza Melbourne. This symposium is sponsored by the Propulsion Systems Integrity (PSI) section of the Defence Aviation Safety Authority.

The APSS is the only dedicated forum for military propulsion systems in Australasia and is an excellent opportunity for organisations and personnel in the aviation propulsion system and gas turbine community to meet and share their knowledge, experience and lessons learned. As such, OEMs, industry partners, foreign military personnel, Commonwealth employees and related parties are all invited to attend.

The Symposium is centred around the main purpose of: Discussing Issues, Improvements, and Changes in the Propulsion Systems Integrity Environment. The Symposium aims to develop and promote partnerships and networks amongst professionals and vendors in the aero-propulsion industry. These partnerships allow delegates to gain an insight into the innovations in tools, technologies, and processes.

The Symposium is targeted at all personnel involved in the acquisition and in-service management of ADF propulsion systems, as well as interested representatives from foreign military forces, science and technology organisations, research and development centres, commercial propulsion organisations, and airworthiness regulators.

Topics include, but not limited to:
› Propulsion system integrity management
› Propulsion system certification
› Critical part lifting
› Health and usage monitoring systems
› Condition monitoring
› Risk analyses
› RAM applications
› Maintenance and MRD
› Emerging propulsion trends

2022 ADF Senior Aviation Safety Officer Conference

DASA is pleased to announce the 2022 ADF Senior Aviation Safety Office (SASO) Conference to be held in Canberra on 18 November 2022 hosted by DSFB.
The SASO Conference is an Aviation Safety Forum targeted at Senior ASOs within the Defence Aviation Community (DAC) and serves as an important method of engagement between the DAC and DFSB. It would appreciated if each of the services could provide a list of attendees to the POC by COB 14 Nov
The Conference will focus on contemporary and arising safety issues. Discussion topics may include the following:

  1. DASM Dis-entanglement Project
  2. ASR and Fatigue reporting
  3. Updates on major investigations
  4. Individual Service Updates
    1. Navy
    2. Army
    3. Air Force
  5. Additional Topics

Suggestions from the DAC for the Additional should be communicated to the POC below. A final program for the Conference along with details regarding the venue and administration will be released in the week prior to the forum.
POC at DFSB is SQNLDR Greg Foord,, (02) 5108 6950.

ICARAS 2020 International Convention of Aviation Regulation and Safety

Past Event presentations and information