The Design Organisation Approval Scheme (DAOS) is a mechanism to assess the competence of design organisations.
The scheme provides a set level of assurance to UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Project Teams that listed organisations are competent to design airworthy material within a scope of design. Each organisation is audited on a regular basis by the Airworthiness experts based at the CAA to the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) Standards and Regulations. The MAA subsequently award those organisations meeting the required standard a Design Approval Certificate and are added to the DAOS database.
Based on our experience working for the MoD, we can provide competence assessments for Design Organisations working for Military Institutions around the world.