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Alan Barnes, Director of Aerospace, now Chair of the Military Aviation Safety Group at ADS

Alan Barnes, Director of Aerospace

Congratulations to Alan Barnes, Director of Aerospace at Delkia, who has been appointed Chair of the Military Aviation Safety Group at ADS*.

Alan says that 'I will try my best with the groups support. The previous Chair, Chris Parsons, has left me with exceptionally large shoes to fill.'

Alan joined Delkia as Director of Aerospace in 2023 and has over 30 years’ experience with BAE systems and, most recently, 5 years at Thales I.S.R. where he was Head of: Regulatory Compliance; Design, Safety & Airworthiness Assurance; and Independent System Monitoring.

*ADS is the UK trade association advancing leadership in aerospace, security, defence and space, to enable prosperity and clean, secure growth for our nation.

The Military Aviation Safety Group (MASG) promote the airworthiness and safety interests of the UK military aircraft sector through existing and new interfaces with government agencies;

  • To support and develop UK military requirements and procedures;

  • To develop standards for the civil operation of military aircraft;

  • To promote the adoption of civil standards by MoD;

  • To harmonise safety standards


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