Senior Military Briefings on Air Operational Superiority and Safety Priorities at SMi’s Annual Defence Aviation Safety Conferen

  • Posted by Maria Ardael
  • February 11, 2019 4:05 PM GMT
SMi Group Reports: Senior military officials to present at the Defence Aviation Safety conference in London this April.

SMi Group are delighted to present Defence Aviation Safety 2019, taking place in London on the 29th-30th April. The two-day conference, which is supported by the Defence Safety Authority (DSA), UK MoD, will feature three senior military briefings on ‘Operational Superiority and Safety Priorities’:

Air Commodore Mark Chappell, Typhoon Force Commander, Royal Air Force will present: ‘Typhoon Force: Delivering Air Superiority and Combat Effectiveness Whilst Ensuring Safety’, covering:

  • The role the Typhoon force plays in supporting UK operations at home and abroad
  • Enabling complex deployment of air assets across a global network
  • Keeping safety front of mind when delivering air power through fast-jet and ISTAR platforms
  • Feedback from recent combat operations and how these are driving future safety considerations

Brigadier General Bradford J Gering, Assistant Deputy Commandant Aviation, US Marine Corps will present ‘Maximising Combat Operations Whilst Maintaining Airworthiness and Safety’, covering:

  • Ensuring a rapidly deployable and agile USMC Aviation Capability
  • Airworthiness priorities and standards
  • Keep safety in mind when developing next generation aviation capability

Colonel Steven G. Owen, Director of Safety for Air Combat Command, ACC, US Air Force will present ‘Ensuring Combat-Ready Forces For Rapid Deployment’, covering:

  • Why safety must remain the number one priority of the US Air Force
  • Examining challenges to air safety in the modern battlespace: - Overcoming Cyber Threats - UAS and Counter UAS strategies - The Rise of urban warfare
  • Weapon Systems Safety
  • Working with allied forces to improve mutual recognition of platforms and systems

The Defence Aviation Safety conference will also feature more presentations from safety regulators, operators and leading industry safety providers all throughout the conference, with a focus on enhancing military capability through improved safety standards, certification and data management.

Download the event brochure with the full two-day agenda and speaker line up at:

As the only event specifically dedicated to Defence Aviation Safety, this is a must attend event for Air Force, Army and Navy Aviators, as well as government and industry experts.

There is a £100 Early Bird expiring on 28/02/2019. Places can be reserved at


Defence Aviation Safety Conference

29 - 30 April 2019

Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, please contact: Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email


About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at