Understanding & Preparing for DAOS Surveillance

Understanding & Preparing for DAOS Surveillance

2-day course | London Gatwick & In-company
  • Delivered by experienced UK CAA inspectors
  • Explore the relationship between the MAA and UK CAA
  • Understand the differences between military and civil aviation processes
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10/09/2020 London Gatwick £860.00 More than 5 places Book
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Course overview

This course provides delegates with an understanding of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Design Approved Organisations Scheme (DAOS), the relationship with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) and how to prepare for the audits.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for Military and Industry personnel who are required to work within the context of the former Defence Standard 05-123 and current Military Requirement Publications.

Key topics

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Introduction to DAOS
  • Comparing the Military and Civil processes
  • Overview of the Defence Standards
  • Integrated DAOS Assessment and Surveillance Checklists
  • DAOS initial assessment, surveillance process and surveillance scheduling

Course objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to demonstrate the understanding of:

  • The content of the RA 5800 series
  • The extent of introduction of specific subparts of EMAR 21 into the UK military requirements
  • The roles and responsibilities of organisations and personnel involved in DAOS compliance
  • The CAA’s role in supporting MAA with regard to DAOS initial investigation and continued surveillance
  • How to identify potential gaps against the standards within delegate’s own organisations, in readiness for initial assessment and surveillance audits


There are no formal qualifications required.

Further reading

UK Government Website: Design Approved Organisation Scheme (DAOS)
DAOS is the means by which the MOD can assess the competency of design organisations.

UK Government Website: 5000 series – Type airworthiness engineering regulations
Individual Regulatory Articles (RA) relating to the 5000 series.

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In-company delivery?

We can also tailor this training courses to suit an organisation’s individual training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered in the UK or at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.

Course Type Course Name Start Date End Date Venue Cost Availability Book
Class Understanding & Preparing for DAOS Surveillance 10/09/2020 11/09/2020 London Gatwick £860.00 More than 5 places Book

Understanding & Preparing for DAOS Surveillance Instructors

Understanding & Preparing for DAOS Surveillance Instructors

Geoff Hackett

Geoff Hackett

Understanding and preparing for DAOS Surveillance
EASA 21 G - Production Organisation Approval

Geoff has been working in the Military and Civil Aviation sectors for 38 years in the area of aviation Design and Production, and as an Airworthiness Regulator for the UK CAA. He has been conducting regulatory oversight of the aircraft Manufacturing and Design organisations on behalf of the UK CAA and Military Aviation Authority (MAA). Geoff is also a registered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE). Geoff has been presenting courses on the UK CAA and EASA regulatory requirements for 16 years. He brings his vast experience in the implementation and application of Civil and Military requirements to all courses that he delivers.

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