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DASA Newsbreaks

DASA Newsbreaks inform the Defence aviation community of developments such as regulatory changes, the publication of new advisory material and upcoming events such as conferences and training courses. Newsbreaks are distributed through a subscription-based email service that is available to interested individuals both internal and external to Defence.

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Newsbreak Archive

All DASA Newsbreaks released from 2017 onwards can be accessed through the repository below.

2022
Release Date Newsbreak Title
11 Aug 22 Notice of Proposed Amendment for DASR Change Proposal 2022-017 Amendments to DASR 21 Subpart M (Repairs) based on EMAR 21 Edition 2.0
11 Aug 22 DASA.UAS Improvement Opportunity
11 Aug 22 Changes to the Structure of Defence Aviation Safety Policy
02 Aug 22

Notice of Proposed Amendment 2022-007 – DASR SPA.55 ‘Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS)’

27 Jul 22 MEA Remediation Programme - Suspended MAMLs
27 Jul 22 Advisory Circular - 002/2022: Management Of Aviation Risks To People Who Are Not Members Of The ADF
22 Jul 22 Advisory Circular 001/2022 – Defence Navigation Authorisations and Advisory Circular 005/2016 – Defence Compliance with Civil ADS-B (Version 2.0)
06 Jul 22 Notice of Proposed Amendment For DASR CHANGE PROPOSAL 2021-030 TO DASR AMC FOR 145.A.30(f) PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS
05 Jul 22 Notice of Proposed Amendment 2021/019 – DASR NDR ‘Non-Defence Registered’
05 Jul 22 Changes to the application process for a new or amended MAML
27 Jun 22 Establishment of DASA Space Directorate
24 Jun 22 Notice of Proposed Amendment 2021/018 – DASR ACD ‘Air Cargo Delivery
23 Jun 22 Release of DASA UAS Form 150 (V5.0)
23 Jun 22 Release of DASA UAS Form 151
09 Jun 22 Reversion of Appendix I to DASR AMC M.A.302
06 Jun 22 DASA Sponsored Training Update 2022-02
01 Jun 22 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA: Mar 22-May 22
16 May 22 Publication of ADRM Amendment dated 10 May 22
12 May 22 DASA Sponsored Training Update 2022-01
28 Apr 22 Release of DASR Amendment
03 Mar 22 Release of Factsheet – Military Supplemental Type Certificates
03 Mar 22 Legacy DDAAFS Excel AVRM Tool
01 Mar 22 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA: Dec 21-Feb 22
22 Feb 22 Urgent Call for Nominations: Aviation Software Certification Intermediate Course
16 Feb 22 Defence Aviation Industry Partners Invitation To Join The 2022 Snapshot Safety Survey Program
19 Jan 22 DASA Restructure 2022
2021
Release Date Newsbreak Title
01 Mar 22 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA: Dec 21-Feb 22
20 Dec 21 Cancellation of DASA Airworthiness Directive A39 2016-001 R04
17 Dec 21 Advisory Circular 007/2021 - Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) and Minimum Equipment List (MEL) Development and Approval
17 Dec 21 AAWHSMAN – Edition 2 Release
16 Dec 21 Advisory Circular 008/2021 - Interim arrangements for MAML discrepancies resulting from PMKeyS proficiency errors
15 Dec 21 Release of Factsheet – Military Aircraft Type Ratings
06 Dec 21 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA: Oct 21-Nov 21
23 Nov 21 Cancellation of DASA Airworthiness Directive A40-2016-001-A & A40-2016-002-A
08 Nov 21 Notice of Proposed Amendment 2021-048 – Amendments to DASR 21 Certification Regulations based on EMAR 21 Edition 2.0
08 Nov 21 Consumption of United States (US) Department of Defence (DOD) Supplied Products
08 Nov 21 Release of Factsheets – Military Aerodrome Certification Review Item and Aerodrome Issue Paper
04 Nov 21 Release of Factsheets - Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Composite Repair
04 Nov 21 Temporary Delays to MAML Applications
03 Nov 21 Notice of Proposed Amendment 2021/012 – DASR.MED.05 ‘Aviation Medicine Training’
28 Oct 21 Release of DASR amendment including new Aviation Fatigue Management regulations
26 Oct 21 Publication of ADRM Amendment dated 26 Oct 21
19 Oct 21 Interim Military Maintenance Authority (iMMA) Applications
08 Oct 21 Release of Factsheet - Successful Applications for Flight Conditions and Military Permits to Fly
05 Oct 21 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA: Aug 21-Sep 21
01 Oct 21 Release of Advisory Circular 005/2021 Structural and Propulsion System Integrity Programs in the DASP
30 Sep 21 Release of Factsheet – Airworthiness Issue Papers
27 Sep 21 Notice of Proposed Amendment 2021/007 – DASR.ORO.30 'Flight Authorisation and Flying Supervision'
23 Sep 21 Release of Comment Response Document to Notice of Proposed DASR Amendment 2019-008-DASR.AVFM (Aviation Fatigue Management)
23 Sep 21 Release of Factsheet – Leveraging prior Certification
03 Sep 21 DASA Sponsored Training Update 2021-03
01 Sep 21 Cancellation - Defence Aviation Safety Leadership Forum
20 Aug 21 Deliberate Review of Aviation Operations-Related Implementing Regulations – Aug 21 Update
13 Aug 21 Release of Factsheet - Difference between the DASR 147 Military Aircraft Type Training Levels and the ADF Service Learning Levels
13 Aug 21 DASA Connect Webpage Now Live
26 Jul 21 Type Certification Basis Tailoring Factsheets and MCRI template update
26 Jul 21 Amendment To Airworthiness Design Requirements Manual (ADRM)
22 Jul 21 DASA Sponsored Training Update 2021-02
09 Jul 21 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA: Apr 21-Jul 21
07 Jul 21 Release of Advisory Circular 004/2021 Quality Management System
03 May 21 Interim Military Maintenance Authority (iMMA) Applications
25 May 21 DASA Sponsored Training Update 2021-01
10 May 21 Introducing Protections Against Cyber Hazards to Aviation Safety
06 May 21 Release of Advisory Circular 001/2021 Implementing Interim Arrangements for Certification of On-Aircraft Structural Repairs
05 May 21 Publication of ADRM Amendment dated 30 Apr 21
29 Apr 21 Release of DASR Amendment
22 Apr 21 Comment Response Document to Notice of Proposed Amendment 2020-023 - DASR Part 145 Proposed Amendments and Deletions as Identified by DASR Green Text Review
22 Apr 21 Comment Response Document to Notice of Proposed Amendment 2020-016 - DASR Part M Proposed Amendments and Deletions as Identified by DASR Green Text Review
19 Apr 21 Release of Factsheet – Production of Aviation Software
19 Apr 21 Release of Factsheet – Propulsion System Related Risk Analysis in Defence
08 Apr 21 Defence Aviation Safety Manual (DASM) Third Edition 2021 Release
08 Apr 21 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA: Feb 21-Mar 21
30 Mar 21 DASA Performance Survey - Amended
25 Mar 21 DASA Performance Survey - Amended
22 Mar 21 Release of Advisory Circular 002/2021 - Deliberate Review of Flight Operations Implementing Regulations - Update
16 Mar 21 DASA Performance Survey
16 Mar 21 Release of the Military Type Certificate Holder (MTCH) Obligations Course
12 Mar 21 2021 Display Flying hot off the press
05 Mar 21 Defence Aviation Industry Partners Invitation To Join The 2021 Snapshot Safety Survey Program
25 Feb 21 Aviation Software Certification Intermediate Course
09 Feb 21 Defence Aviation Safety Manual Edition 3 2021 Draft – Notice of Review
02 Feb 21 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA: Dec 20-Jan 21
01 Feb 21 Notice of Proposed Amendments to DASR Part M and 145 AMC and GM
2020
Release Date Newsbreak Title
22 Dec 20 Notice of Proposed DASR Amendment 2019-08 – DASR.AFM (Aviation Fatigue Management) - Amended
21 Dec 20 Release of Advisory Circular 008/2020 Aircraft Flight Manuals
18 Dec 20 Notice of Proposed DASR Amendment 2019-08 – DASR.AFM (Aviation Fatigue Management)
16 Dec 20 Recognition of US Army MAA
16 Dec 20 Presentation recordings of the Second Annual DASA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium
11 Dec 20 Defence Aviation Safety Authority Sponsored Training Update 2020-05
01 Dec 20 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA: Oct-Nov 2020
26 Nov 20 Defence Aviation Safety Authority – New DCA-Continuing Airworthiness Assurance mailbox 
23 Nov 20 Release of Advisory Circular 006/2020 - Repairs
09 Nov 20 Notice of Proposed Amendment 028-2020-Removal of ARO.40 Aircraft Crash Protection
22 Oct 20 Aviation Accident WHS Manual – Change Update
09 Oct 20 International Convention Of Aviation Regulation and Safety (ICARaS) - 24 and 25 November 2020
01 Oct 20 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA: Sep 2020
30 Sep 20 Release of DASR amendment, Advisory Circular and Factsheets
30 Sep 20 AC 005/2020 - Certification of Maintenance - DASR 145 MO and CAMO Responsibilities
29 Sep 20 Amendment To Airworthiness Design Requirements Manual (ADRM)
21 Sep 20 Recognition of USAF MAA | Upcoming DASR Release
16 Sep 20 Deliberate Review of Flight Operations Implementing Regulations
16 Sep 20 Comment Response Document to Notice of Proposed Amendment 03/2020 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration
10 Sep 20 Defence Aviation Safety Authority Sponsored Training Update 2020-04
09 Sep 20 Comment Response Document NPA 01-2020 Certification of Maintenance
01 Sep 20 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA:Jul-Aug 2020
14 Aug 20 Defence Aviaion Safety Manual (DASM) Second Edition 2020 Release
12 Aug 20 DASA’s Annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium
06 Aug 20 Defence Aviation Safety Authority Sponsored Training Update 2020-03
31 Jul 20 DASA Sponsored Training – Sessions Available July 2020
17 Jul 20 Notice of Proposed DASR Amendment 2020-003 – Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration
01 Jul 20 Summary of Information and Updates Released By DASA: June 2020
30 Jun 20 Notice of Proposed DASR Amendment (NPA) 01/2020 - Certification of Maintenance
24 Jun 20 DASA Sponsored Training -Sessions Available - June 2020
22 Jun 20 Release Of The 2019 Defence Aviation Safety Health Assessment
03 Jun 20 DASA Independent Safety Assurance during CoViD 19 Restrictions
02 Jun 20 Defence Aviation Safety Manual Draft AL2 Notice Of Review
01 Jun 20 Defence Aviation Safety Regulation Out of Session release – 01 Jun 20
01 Jun 20 Summary of Information and Updates released by DASA: Mar-May 2020
26 May 20 Publication of ADRM Amendment dated 25 May 20
20 May 20 Defence Aviation Safety Authority Sponsored Training Update
15 May 20 DASA Continuing Airworthiness Practitioner Courses
05 May 20 Advisory Circular 001/2020 - Risk Management in MPTF Applications
04 May 20 Defence Aviation Safety Authority DFSB-led Aviation Safety Training Alternate Delivery
04 May 20 DASA Aviation Safety Management System (ASMS) Practitioner Course
23 Apr 20 Release of Amendments to ORO.65 Carriage and Use of Portable Electronic Equipment and ORO.75 Use of Aircraft Role Equipment
20 Apr 20 Defence Aviation Safety Authority – Publication of Form 155 - Acceptance of Alternate Artefacts
09 Apr 20 Defence Aviation Safety Regulation release - 10 Apr 20
09 Apr 20 Advisory Circular 002/2020 - Transition to DASR.139 Aerodromes
08 Apr 20 Publication of ADRM Amendment April 2020
30 Mar 20 Defence Aviation Safety Authority – COVID distraction safety campaign – get your head in the game
27 Mar 20 Continuing to Provide Aviation Safety and Regulatory Services during CoVid-19 Pandemic
25 Mar 20 Deferral of DASA’s Annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium
25 Mar 20 Defence Aviation Safety Regulation Release
18 Mar 20 Amendment To The Defence Aviation Accident Work Health and Safety Manual (AAWHSMAN) Amendment 1
18 Mar 20 Suspension of all DASA Face-To-Face Training
18 Mar 20 Defence Aviation Industry Partners - Invitation To Join The 2020 Snapshot Safety Survey Program
17 Mar 20 Advisory Circular 002/2020 - Aircrew Training
25 Feb 20 Cessation of DASR 66 Transitional Requirements
24 Feb 20 Release of New DASR 66 MAML Exclusions Inclusions and Endorsement Document
07 Feb 20 Release of Comment Response Document - DASR.139 Aerodromes
04 Feb 20 Initial Airworthiness Course Sessions 2020
28 Jan 20 Release of The Introduction To Defence Aviation Safety CAMPUS Course
24 Jan 20 ESI Section within DAVENG-DASA Name Change to PSI
2019
Release Date Newsbreak Title
18 Dec 19 Establishment of DASA Aviation Safety Management Systems (ASMS) Mailbox
03 Dec 19 2019/2020 Defence Aviation Safety Authority Support Over The Christmas/New Year Reduced Activity Period
15 Nov 19 Publication of ADRM Amendment dated 13 Nov 19
31 Oct 19 Cancellation of Advisory Circular 005/2018 - Management of Defects – 31 Oct 19
10 Oct 19 Defence Aviation Safety Regulation Release – 10 Oct 19
10 Oct 19 DASA Response to NPA 03/2019- Management of Defects
30 Sep 19 Defence Aviation Safety Manual (DASM) Amendment AL1 (01 Nov 19)
04 Sep 19 Non-Destructive Testing and Composite Technologies Factsheets
22 Aug 19 Release of NPA 003/2019 - Management of Defects
20 Aug 19 Advisory Circular 004/2019 - Aircrew Fatigue Management
15 Aug 19 Reporting Qualifications to the DASA (DASR 147.A.139)
15 Aug 19 Advance Notice - DASR Release in Oct 19
24 Jul 19 2019 DASA Roadshow - Military Type Certificate Holder Obligations
05 Jul 19 DASR.139 Aerodromes – Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA)
20 May 19 2019 DASA Roadshow - Military Type Certificate Holder Obligations
04 Apr 19 2019 Aviation Software Offers
03 Apr 19 Publication of ADRM Amendment - 29 Mar 19
01 Apr 19 Introduction to Defence Aviation Safety Guidebook Edition 2
28 Mar 19 DASR Release - 28 March 2019
18 Mar 19 Revised 2019 DASA Roadshow - Military Type Certificate Holder Obligations
15 Mar 19 2019 DASA Roadshow - Military Type Certificate Holder Obligations
06 Mar 19 Transition of DASR 147 - Aircraft Maintenance Training Organisations
15 Feb 19 Invitation to visit the DASA stand and attend DASA presentations - Defence Aviation Safety Framework and Single Workshop at Avalon 2019
06 Feb 19 Changes at Defence Aviation Safety Authority 06 Feb 19
24 Jan 19 Design Technologies and Standards Course Sessions 2019
15 Jan 19 Defence Aviation Safety Assurance Manual (DASAMAN) 15 Jan 2019
14 Jan 19 Publication of ADRM Amendment, 04 Dec 18
2018
Release Date Newsbreak Title
18 Oct 18 Advisory Circular AC 009/18 – Addressing Service Release Requirements under DASR
04 Oct 18 Air Domain Maintenance Training Organisation
01 Oct 18 DASR Forms 31a and 31b
27 Sep 18 DASR Release 27 Sep 18
26 Sep 18 DASR 66 Implementation
25 Sep 18 Advisory Circulars 25 Sep 18
17 Sep 18 Publication of ADRM Amendment dated 10 Sep 18
17 Sep 18 Aviation Software Certification (Introduction) Course - 11 Oct 18
27 Aug 18 Release of NPA 01/2018 Applying For Military Type Certificates and Major Design Changes
22 Aug 18 Clarification Of Newsbreak Issued ON 06Aug2018 – Extension of Joint Directive 24/2016 To 31 Dec 2021 on The Defence Aviation Safety Framework
22 Aug 18 Guidance Documents For The Completion of DASA FORM 19
06 Aug 18 Joint Directive 04/2018 Release – Extension of Joint Directive 24/2016 To 31 Dec 2021
30 Jul 18 Nominations Sought For 2018 Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Aviation Safety Award
04 Jul 18 DASA 66 Module 10 Make Up Training
01 Jun 18 Release of DASA Form 111 - DASR Change Proposal (DCP)
24 May 18 Release of DASA Form 31, Form 31a and Form 31b
15 May 18 DASR 66 Module 10: Aviation Legislation
02 May 18 Introduction to Defence Aviation Guidebook
19 Apr 18 ADF Crash Protection Course _ Session 0009
12 Apr 18 Issue of Military Type Certificates
28 Mar 18 DASR Release 27 Mar 18
23 Mar 18 Release of Advisory Circular 001-2018 - Risk Controls for UAS Operations
02 Mar 18 Defence Aviation Safety Health Assessment-2017 Edition
2017
Release Date Newsbreak Title
21 Dec 17 Airworthiness Recognition Updates
21 Dec 17 Authority Prescription, Revision and Interpretation of Airworthiness Codes Principles Paper
28 Jul 17 Release of Certification Program Plan and Statement of Operating Intent and Usage Templates