The 3rd Military Airworthiness Conference took place on 6 and 7 July 2011 in Warsaw, Poland, to coincide with the Polish Presidency of the EU. The conference was jointly arranged by the Polish Ministry of Defence and the EDA.
This was the third conference on this subject - following previous successful ones organised under the Czech and Swedish Presidencies - to support the decision of the European Defence Agency (EDA) Steering Board in Defence Ministers’ formation to create an EU-wide forum for Military Airworthiness Authorities (MAWA). Ministers decision was implemented by the National Armaments Directors and the National Military Airworthiness Authorities (NMAAs) executive level decision on harmonising national military airworthiness regulations.
The conference received presentations from key military airworthiness stakeholders, including EDA MAWA, EU NMAAs, the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), international NMAAs and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on how they achieve and ensure airworthiness in challenging and innovative programmes. This was set against the wider background of the EDA MAWA efforts to achieve greater harmonisation of military airworthiness amongst EDA participating Member States.
A common theme was that of the implementation of European Military Airworthiness Requirements (EMARs) and how this can be achieved building upon existing national adaptation of EASA regulations into national military airworthiness regulations and also previous and on-going transformation of national airworthiness organisations.
More information (including presentations) is posted here.